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Ai Deng, Principal with Bates White, to Speak at The Knowledge Groupís Pricing Algorithms and Collusions: Significant Antitrust Implications and Enforcement Issues

New York, NY, July 02, 2018 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Ai Deng, Principal with Bates White, will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Pricing Algorithms and Collusions: Significant Antitrust Implications and Enforcement Issues in the Digital World.” This event is scheduled on August 8, 2018 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm ET.

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About Ai Deng

Ai Deng has over a decade of experience in litigation and business consulting and academic research. He has worked on some of the largest price fixing and market manipulation cases in the past decade. With expertise in econometrics and data analysis and a passion for teaching, Dr. Deng assists clients with understanding complex economic and econometric issues and developing easy-to-understand documents that explain technical arguments to judges and juries. He has also worked extensively with government agencies including FERC, the CFTC, and the FTC. His experience spans multiple industries including high-tech, financial (including commodities), chemical, vitamins, and energy.

Dr. Deng is an invited external expert for the Romanian National Council for Scientific Research and a lecturer at Johns Hopkins University. He has published in and been invited as a peer referee for many academic journals. His current research interests include applications of machine-learning techniques to price and market manipulation and the intersection between technologies (artificial intelligence and blockchain, in particular) and antitrust.

About Bates White

Bates White is an economic consulting firm that provides advanced, empirically based economic, financial, and econometric analysis to law firms, corporations, and government agencies. We advise clients on litigation, case development, and strategy, assessing and analyzing the relative strengths of economic arguments, and determining optimal strategies for discovery, motions, trial preparations, and settlement.


The increasing use of automated pricing systems has been creating enforcement challenges due to the ability of algorithms to complicate discovery of unlawful deals and ease collusions. These regulatory uncertainties surrounding the new technologies pose various concerns to businesses, considering or using pricing algorithms, since it could subject them to government investigations or litigation.

However, although there's already a crackdown on automated pricing systems' anticompetitive use, companies should not sidestep the significant opportunities offered by new technologies just because they fear antitrust liability.

In this Live Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will help businesses and their counsel understand the important Antitrust aspects of this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of recent trends and developments concerning Pricing Algorithms and Collusions. Speakers will also offer best practices in optimizing these new technologies while complying with antitrust laws.

Key topics include:

• Pricing Algorithms and Collusions: Recent Trends and Developments
• Enforcement Challenges
• Notable Cases in 2018
• Optimizing Pricing Algorithms
• Managing Risks and Pitfalls
• Best Compliance Practices
• What Lies Ahead in 2019

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit:
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