Sessions Information

  • January 5, 2024
    8:00 am - 9:40 am
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
    Room: Independence Salon G
    Floor: Level M4

    A concern for democracy has a long pedigree in antitrust law. As Brandeis declared: "We must make our choice. We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we cannot have both." That focus, however, has not translated into a concrete mandate in statutory language or agency guidance that "democracy preservation" be a focus of antitrust enforcement actions. Should it? Please join us for a discussion on the effects of corporate concentration on democracy, and the desirability and feasibility of more explicitly focusing on democracy preservation as an antitrust goal.
    The Section held a virtual business meeting prior to the Annual Meeting.
    Panel discussion and presentation of Lifetime Achievement Awards. 

Session Speakers
Organization: United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division

Organization: The George Washington University Law School

Organization: New York University School of Law

Organization: Fordham University School of Law

Session Fees
  • Antitrust and Economic Regulation - Does Antitrust Have a Role in Defending Democracy?: $0.00