Avigail Kifer, Senior Manager, Cornerstone Research to Speak at The Knowledge Groupís Webcast

Top Quote The Knowledge Group, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Avigail Kifer, Senior Manager, Cornerstone Research will speak at its webcast entitled, ďAntitrust Merger Enforcement Trends and Developments: Whatís New and What Lies Ahead.Ē This event is scheduled for Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm (ET). End Quote
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    About Avigail Kifer

    Avigail Kifer applies her expertise in industrial organization economics and quantitative marketing to matters involving antitrust and competition, healthcare, merger review, and intellectual property. Dr. Kifer works with attorneys and experts on all phases of the litigation process, including deposition and trial. Her industry experience spans financial markets, high-tech, internet advertising, and life sciences. She has experience conducting statistical analysis of proprietary big data.

    Dr. Kifer has consulted on multiple merger investigations, both on behalf of regulatory agencies and of merging parties. Dr. Kifer coauthored comments on the Draft Vertical Merger Guidelines released by the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission in January 2020.

    Women@ has recognized Dr. Kifer as an ďup-and-comingĒ woman professional in the competition space.

    About Cornerstone Research

    Cornerstone Research provides economic and financial consulting and expert testimony in all phases of complex litigation and regulatory proceedings. The firm works with an extensive network of prominent faculty and industry practitioners to identify the best-qualified expert for each assignment. Cornerstone Research has earned a reputation for consistent high quality and effectiveness by delivering rigorous, state-of-the-art analysis for more than thirty years. The firm has over 700 staff and offices in Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Washington. www.cornerstone.com

    Event Summary

    In the US, the calls to step up enforcement of the antitrust laws have been heating up, as evidenced most prominently by President Bidenís Executive Order on Competition. The broad-reaching order, which contained 72 specific initiatives directed across multiple federal agencies, aims to address some of the most pressing competition issues across the economy. In particular, it encourages the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to vigorously enforce current competition laws, revisit anticompetitive mergers, revise merger guidelines, and increase scrutiny of future mergers. Responding to this call, the FTC announced its decision to rescind the Vertical Merger Guidelines, and both agencies have signaled their intent to revisit the Horizontal Merger Guidelines and the Vertical Merger Guidelines. Chairwoman Lina Khan has similarly initiated a number of policy changes at the FTC aimed at more aggressive antitrust enforcement.

    These recent actions by the Biden Administration underscore the need for businesses in all economic sectors to reassess their practices and potential transactions and ensure that they comply with the new policies going forward. They must also keep abreast with any emerging development in the regulatory paradigm to avoid legal pitfalls.

    In this CLE program, a panel of key thought leaders and industry experts will provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the current and emerging trends and developments in antitrust merger enforcement.

    Key issues that will be covered in this course are:
    ē Antitrust Law Under the Biden Administration: Overview
    ē Current and Emerging Updates in Antitrust Enforcement
    ē What Lies Ahead

    About The Knowledge Group

    Founded in November 2006, The Knowledge Group has been at the forefront of providing quality continuing education programs for lawyers, accountants, financial executives, risk and compliance specialists, human resources professionals, technology officers, and business consultants in a wide range of industries.

    The Knowledge Group strives to be the best-in-class provider of continuing education by bringing forth relevant content you canít get anywhere else.

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