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2020 Antitrust in the Financial Sector: Hot Issues & Global Perspectives

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 {ml-event-to} Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Financial markets are the lifeblood of the real economy, giving businesses and consumers access to financial products. The better and more competitively they function, the better the economy will perform.

In recent years, two interesting developments in the financial sector have given rise to new and interesting antitrust issues: the first, an increased availability and use of technology that has opened the door for new and new types of non-bank companies to offer financial services products, which has concomitantly redefined competition among banks and non-banks; and the second, the increasing importance of financial sector platforms, which often depend on the aggregation and use of data, to facilitate financial transactions. This three-panel event will analyze and discuss these developments with antitrust enforcers, lawyers, in-house counsel, and economists.

This is the fourth edition of this joint conference co-organized by Concurrences and Morgan Lewis, in partnership with the sponsors. Due to the current health situation, the Antitrust in the Financial Sector Conference will be held via a series of three webinars from September 9 to September 22.

Panel 1:  FIRESIDE CHAT

Antitrust Issues for the Financial Sector
Wednesday, September 9 | 12:00 pm ET

  • Noah Joshua Philips | Commissioner, US Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC
  • Sarah Allen | Chair, National Association of Attorneys General Antitrust Taskforce, Richmond Virginia
  • Moderator: Richard Taffet | Partner, Morgan Lewis, New York

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PANEL 2

Consumer Data Protection Competition in Banking
Tuesday, September 15 | 12:00 pm ET

  • Maria Velentza | Director of Financial Institutions DG COMP, EU Commission, Brussels 
  • Jacques Moscianese | Group Head of Institutional Affairs, Intesa Sanpaolo, Milan
  • Joel Mitnick | Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, New York
  • Moderator: Andrew Finch | Partner, Paul Weiss, New York

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PANEL 3

Private Enforcement in the Financial Services: Current Trends and the Future of Financial Antitrust Litigation
Tuesday, September 22  |  12:00 pm ET

  • Justin McCrary | Paul J. Evanson Professor of Law, Columbia Law School; Senior Advisor, Cornerstone Research, New York
  • Alan Grant | Associate Director, NERA Economic Consulting, White Plains
  • Mark Gidley | Partner, White & Case, Washington, DC
  • Jordan Woods | Antitrust Counsel, Morgan Stanley, New York
  • Moderator: Jon Roellke | Partner, Morgan Lewis, Washington, DC

Questions?

Please email conferences-us@concurrences.com.

CLE credit: This program is seeking approval by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State for CLE credits. All credit is both transitional and non-transitional and falls into the Areas of Professional Practice. This program is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.