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252.3 sec. 001 - International Antitrust Law (Spring 2024)

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


Th 08:00 AM - 09:50 AM
Location: Law 113
From January 11, 2024
To April 18, 2024

Course Start: January 11, 2024
Course End: April 18, 2024
Class Number: 32597

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 21
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 30
As of: 06/17 09:46 AM

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.

Michael Tubach is a partner in the San Francisco office of O’Melveny & Myers. He is a member of the firm’s Antitrust & Competition and White Collar Defense & Corporate Investigations practices, where he focuses on criminal and civil antitrust matters.

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.

A prior course or professional experience in antitrust or competition law is helpful 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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