Antitrust Law Committee

The Bar Association of the District of Columbia is pleased to announce that it has reestablished a Committee on Antitrust Law

The Bar Association of the District of Columbia (BADC) invites its members and any attorneys wishing to become members of the BADC to join its new Committee on Antitrust Law.

The BADC has for many years sponsored committees or sections on civil rights, criminal law, military law, patent law, securities law and many other topics of professional interest to its membership. These committees provide a forum for BADC members to share expertise, receive instruction and training, and contribute to the public debate on cutting edge issues in these areas of practice.

Antitrust has once again come into the spotlight, and the center of activity is here in the District of Columbia.  The Supreme Court has been taking on more antitrust cases, the current Congress has been busy with competition issues, and the DOJ and FTC have promised to step up enforcement efforts.  With the growing role and prominence of antitrust issues in national politics and the D.C. practice of law, the BADC has decided to reestablish a committee of practitioners who work regularly and/or have a professional interest in these issues.

The chair of the Committee on Antitrust Law is Allen Grunes, a former attorney with the Department of Justice Antitrust Division.  The Committee plans to have a first-year agenda that will include a number of programs and activities of interest to the bench and bar.

Issues that the Committee plans to look at include:

  1. Recent and current Congressional action in retail, health care, sports, and other industries;
  2. Enforcement activities at the antitrust agencies that particularly affect trade associations;
  3. Whether antitrust economics is becoming too complex for lawyers and judges;
  4. Antitrust in cyberspace; and
  5. Developments in criminal antitrust. 

We invite all current or potential BADC members to join the committee. Please contact the following email address:  For lawyers wishing to join BADC, please sign up through the BADC website,

The first meeting of the new committee will take place at 5:00 p.m. on March 25, 2010 at the offices of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, 1350  "Eye" Street, N.W. , Suite 510, Washington, D.C.  Please RSVP to Brett Barrus


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