The 63rd Antitrust Law Spring Meeting begins today (April 15th) in Washington, DC. I have been coming to this program for many years and it is wonderful how it has grown. This year there are nearly 3,000 people expected including 600 government enforcers and practitioners from 60 countries outside the United States. Besides the large growth of the event, the two things that strike me most about how the Spring Meeting has changed in the 20 plus years I have been coming are: 1) the international flavor of the event reflecting the globalization of competition law; and 2) economic consulting firms have proliferated and sponsor many of the best receptions.
Blogs are something that wasn’t around until fairly recently. There are also a number of antitrust practitioners who publish blogs. Steve Cernak is one of us and he has kindly organized an informal blog gathering on Wednesday at 4:30 pm in front of the Section bookstore at the JW Marriott, the host hotel. Please stop by if you’re interested in blogging or would like to meet someone who publishes a blog you like.
One of the features I’m told people like about Cartel Capers are the guest blog posts. I would love to talk to anyone interested in sending in guest posts for Cartel Capers. The general guidelines I follow are to stick to cartel matters, but this includes government enforcement, private suits, policies, case developments and compliance matters Competition law in general is simply too broad a topic for the blog to cover. Also, I don’t write on any matters unless they are public and not related to a specific client. If you read the blog, you can see that some posts are fairly short, some more in-depth, but the writing is informal without extensive footnotes/quotes/citations. If you wold like to take to me about guest posts, stop by on Wednesday if you can, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are in DC, I hope to see you.
Thanks for reading.