New York, NY, January 31, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Scott A. Westrich, Senior Counsel, Orrick will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Loyalty Discounts, the Intel Investigations, and ZF Meritor v. Eaton.” This event is scheduled for March 31, 2014 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).
For further details, please visit: http://www.knowledgecongress.org/event_2014_Loyalty_Discounts.html
About Scott Westrich
Mr. Westrich is senior counsel in Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe's San Francisco office. He has experience with a broad range of antitrust litigation with a particular focus on distribution issues and Section 2 of the Sherman Act. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving bundled pricing, loyalty discounts and exclusive dealing in a variety of industries in the trial court and on appeal. Mr. Westrich also counsels clients and is a frequent speaker on bundled pricing, loyalty discounts and related issues.
Orrick is a leading global law firm focused on serving clients in the technology, energy and infrastructure and financial services sectors. Founded in San Francisco and celebrating its 150th anniversary, the firm today practices in 25 markets across the U.S., Europe and Asia. In recognition of an extraordinary record of wins in high-stakes disputes, the Recorder named Orrick California Litigation Department of the Year for 2013 and American Lawyer recently named the firm to its 10-Year A-List.
Orrick’s global Antitrust and Competition Practice Group—widely recognized for helping to shape modern antitrust law in groundbreaking decisions in cases such as Continental T.V. v. GTE Sylvania (vertical non-price restraints) in the United States, Europe and Asia—represents multinational clients across a full spectrum of U.S., international and cross-border antitrust regulatory and litigation needs. Orrick’s global reach enables us to provide integrated, seamless representation, and this capability has been integral to effective coordination of international cartel investigations and cross-border M&A.
This presentation uses two recent antitrust matters (the various Intel investigations and cases; ZF Meritor v. Eaton) to describe the circumstances in which an incumbent monopolist can use loyalty discounts with buyers to exclude a rival. In addition to noting the circumstances where loyalty discounts can be used to predate a rival, the presentation also describes two economic theories of exclusion that do not rely on below-cost pricing by the incumbent.
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