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252.3 sec. 001 - International Antitrust Law (Spring 2023)

Instructor: Rachel Susan Brass  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
Instructor: Joel Sanders  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 2
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


F 08:00 AM - 09:50 AM
Location: Law 244
From January 13, 2023
To April 21, 2023

Course Start: January 13, 2023
Course End: April 21, 2023
Class Number: 32310

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 14
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 24
As of: 08/24 11:03 PM

The course will compare the approaches of various regimes (including, for example, the U.S., European Union, China, South Korea, Japan, and Brazil) to specific antitrust/competition law issues, with a specific focus on the practical realities of global antitrust/competition law enforcement. The course will cover issues involving client advice, criminal investigations, civil litigation, and dealings with competition authorities. Specific topics will include cartels, dominance (abuse of monopoly power), mergers, the intersection between intellectual property and antitrust, extraterritoriality and comity, vertical restraints, and private damages actions. Reading assignments will include articles, academic writings, and case study materials. The course will include role playing opportunities and written assessments based on “real world” skills (e.g., client memoranda and white papers).

Joel Sanders is a retired partner in the Antitrust & Competition practice at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. Joel started his career with the United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, where he represented the United States in both criminal and civil enforcement matters.

Rachel S. Brass is a partner in the San Francisco office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and co-chair of the Firm’s Antitrust and Competition Practice Group. She is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department where her practice focuses on investigations and litigation in the antitrust, labor, and employment areas.

Together, they have handled a wide range of antitrust matters, including global cartel investigations, mergers, internal investigations, and complex civil litigation. They have represented clients in antitrust and competition matters before more than a dozen different international competition authorities, as well as the U.S. DOJ and Federal Trade Commission. They have litigated antitrust cases across the country and in the U.S. Supreme Court.

A prior course in antitrust or competition law is recommended but not required.

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Exam Length: 6 hours
Course Category: Business Law
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
International and Comparative Law

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