New York, NY, August 10, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused webinars announced today that Robert A. Skitol, Senior Partner of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP and Director of American Antitrust Institute will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming webinar entitled: “New Antitrust & Competition Policy Guidelines”. This 2-hour event is scheduled on October 30, 2008, Thursday, at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit: http://www.knowledgecongress.org/event_2008_Antitrust.html)
New Antitrust Policies – A Forward Look
The upcoming presidential election in the United States represents an opportunity for a new administration to revise the country's approach to antitrust. Will we have a revival in agency antitrust enforcement activity and is one needed? The American Antitrust Institute recently published its transition report on competition policy, providing antitrust watchers one view on what might be in the antitrust enforcement pipeline.
The Knowledge Congress has assembled a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders to discuss AAI’s report and other sources to help give the public a forward look at what they may expect to see in terms of future antitrust enforcement activity. The speakers will present their expert opinions in a two-hour Live Webinar.
About Robert A. Skitol
Robert A. Skitol is a senior partner in the Antitrust Practice Group within the Drinker Biddle & Reath’s Litigation Department. He has over 35 years' experience in all facets of antitrust and trade regulation, and with a particular focus on antitrust aspects of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. He is a former Attorney-Advisor to the Chairman of the FTC and former Special Assistant to the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection. Mr. Skitol has litigated major antitrust cases, guided numerous mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures through intensive antitrust reviews at the FTC and the U.S. Department of Justice, and has coordinated multinational antitrust reviews of several major transnational transactions. He has represented clients in both FTC and Department of Justice antitrust investigations, and has provided in-depth counseling with regard to antitrust and related ramifications of proposed collaborations, distribution and pricing arrangements. Major clients that Mr. Skitol has represented include Hewlett-Packard Company, Agilent Technologies, Inc., ABB Inc., James Hardie Industries, Philips Medical Systems, The Stroh Brewery Company, Schindler Elevator Corporation and Susquehanna Broadcasting Company. Mr. Skitol served as a special consultant on competition policy to the Government of Jamaica, participated in drafting the Jamaica Competition Act and has advised the Jamaican authorities on the development of an effective competition policy enforcement regime. Mr. Skitol is a Director of the American Antitrust Institute.
About the American Antitrust Institute
The American Antitrust Institute is an independent non-profit education, research and advocacy organization. Since its formation in 1998, the AAI’s mission has been to increase the role of competition, assure that competition works in the interests of consumers, and challenge abuses of concentrated economic power in the American and world economy.
About Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP is a national law firm with more than 660 lawyers serving clients from twelve offices, on both coasts and the Midwest. The firm represents a broad spectrum of public and private, commercial, financial, health care and educational enterprises, governmental authorities, and individuals throughout the United States and abroad. Drinker Biddle litigates many of the most important legal challenges that our clients face, and handles complex and sophisticated business transactions, as well as government and regulatory affairs matters of vital interest to our clients.
Drinker Biddle’s antitrust group is one of the firm’s most sophisticated practices. The group serves clients nationwide to meet the challenges of competition today. From preventative counseling to regulatory review to litigation, the firm represents clients large and small. When the need arises, Drinker Biddle lawyers litigate antitrust cases in federal and state courts across the country and are particularly experienced in representing companies before the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice.
For more information about Robert A. Skitol, and American Antitrust Institute and Drinker Biddle & Reath please visit: www.antitrustinstitute.org; www.drinkerbiddle.com.
About The Knowledge Congress
The Knowledge Congress is an organization that produces webinars that examine regulatory changes across a variety of industries. “We bring together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour Live webinar to study the impact of changing regulations.” To contact or to register for an event, please visit: www.knowledgecongress.org.