Appointments, Articles and Events

Recent Antitrust and Competition Appointments

Philippe Rincazaux, an Orrick Paris partner, was recently named editor for the International Bar Association’s (IBA) antitrust newsletter. In his new role, Philippe joins a board of 13 lawyers from around the world who comprise the IBA’s Antitrust Committee.

In addition, Philippe will serve a second term as a nongovernmental advisor to the International Competition Network (ICN). Established in October 2001 to facilitate procedural and substantive convergence in antitrust enforcement, the ICN is an informal network of competition authorities from around the world. Its membership is composed of 107 competition authorities from 96 jurisdictions worldwide.

Edward “Ted” Henneberry, an Orrick Washington, D.C. partner, was selected to join an American Bar Association (ABA) special advisory team which provided counsel to the Anti-Monopoly Bureau of the Chinese Government’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) on best practices in relation to China’s new Anti-Monopoly Law. Ted traveled to Beijing with two other U.S. lawyers and two economists to attend a meeting and private seminar focusing on key issues in merger enforcement and analysis under the Anti-Monopoly Law. In addition, Ted will serve as a Non-Governmental Advisor (NGA) for the International Competition Network’s (ICN) Annual Meeting and consult on ongoing work for the Merger Working Group. He has served as a NGA for ICN since 2006.

David Goldstein, an Orrick San Francisco partner, was recently appointed Vice Chair of the Antitrust Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco. The Section sponsors presentations and panel discussions concerning antitrust and competition counseling, enforcement and litigation.

Recent Antitrust and Competition Publications

On Antitrust,” Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Fall 2009 – Article by Howard Ullman
China’s Chief Price-Regulator Flexes New Antitrust Muscle,” The Price Point, Fall 2009 – Article by Jonathan Palmer
China Moves To Implement Its New Merger Control Regime,” Orrick Client Alert, March 2009 – Article by Edward Henneberry, Jonathan Palmer and Vena Cheng
China Outlines Market Definition Criteria for Antitrust Analysis Following Offsite Workshop with U.S. Experts,” Orrick Client Alert, February 2009 – Article by Edward Henneberry and Jonathan Palmer

Upcoming Antitrust and Competition Events

March

Directors Roundtable
Santa Clara, California
March 19, 2010
Orrick partners Robert Rosenfeld and Robert Freitas will join Carl Shapiro from the U.S. Department of Justice and other distinguished speakers to discuss antitrust policy a year into the Obama Administration.

April

ABA Antitrust Spring Meeting
Washington, D.C.
April 21-23, 2010
>Orrick will host a cocktail reception in the Pierce Room of the Willard Hotel on the evening of April 21, 2010, from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Bar Association of San Francisco, Antitrust Section
San Francisco, California
April 26, 2010
Orrick partner Robert Rosenfeld will participate in a panel discussion on taking document-intensive antitrust cases to trial.

Past Events

January

DOJ/FTC Horizontal Merger Guidelines Review Project
Stanford University, California
January 14, 2010
M. Laurence Popofsky, an Orrick senior counsel, participated in an FTC/DOJ workshop exploring the possibility of updating the Horizontal Merger Guidelines the agencies use to evaluate the potential competitive effects of mergers and acquisitions.

Current Trends and Issues in Antitrust
Stanford University, California
January 15, 2010
Orrick partners Stephen Bomse, David Goldstein and Jessica Persparticipated in a panel addressing Current Trends and Issues in Antitrust. In addition to a general overview of developments in antitrust and competition law, the panelists addressed issues facing today’s in-house counsel, including resale price maintenance, Section 5 of the FTC Act and participation in standards-setting organizations.

February

Biennial ABA/IBA International Cartel Workshop
Paris, France
February 10-12, 2010
Edward Henneberry, an Orrick partner and a member of The ABA’s International Cartel Task Force and Planning Committee, participated in a panel discussion at the ABA’s International Cartel Workshop.

5th Annual In-House Forum on Pharma Antitrust
American Conference Institute
New York, New York
February 17-18, 2010
Orrick partner Robert Reznick participated in a panel on “Avoiding the Appearance of ‘Predatory Pricing’ by Carefully Crafting Pricing and Distribution Strategies that Are in Line with Robinson-Patman.”