Antitrust Cartels – Public Enforcement & Private Civil Actions

JOI and Morrison & Foerster Seminar

02 Feb 2016 02:00 p.m. - 04:10 p.m.

Mitsubishi Building, 10th Floor Conference Square M+
2-5-2 Marunouchi
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Incorporating an interview with the Honorable Susan Illston (U.S. District Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District Of California, San Francisco, CA), this seminar will also provide presentations from Morrison & Foerster on:

  • Antitrust Cartels – Public Enforcement & Private Civil Actions
  • US Antitrust Cartel Enforcement
  • Comparative Views from the EU

Presentations will be in English WITHOUT interpretation.


  • The Honorable Susan Illston (U.S. District Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District Of California, San Francisco, CA). Judge Illston was nominated by President Bill Clinton and appointed to the court in 1995. Judge Illston was born in Tokyo. She received her B.A. at Duke University in 1970 and her J.D. at Stanford in 1973. Before joining the bench, she was a partner in the law firm of Cotchett, Illston & Pitre, in Burlingame, CA, specializing in civil litigation practice with emphasis on commercial litigation. Her experience as a judge includes handling many major antitrust cases in the US. In one of the most notable, Judge Illston handled litigation proceedings relating to the price fixing of liquid crystal displays (LCDs).  She presided over both criminal and civil trials related to LCDs, imposing the largest criminal fine against a Taiwan company found guilty after trial (US$500,000,000) and  authorizing class-action lawsuits that led to settlements of over US$ one billion. 
  • Roxann E. Henry, Partner, Washington D.C., Morrison & Foerster (Chair, ABA Section of Antitrust Law, the sponsor of the International Cartel Workshop)
  • Rony P. Gerrits, Partner, Brussels, Morrison & Foerster
  • James E. Hough, Partner, Tokyo, Morrison & Foerster
  • James E. Robinson, Partner, Tokyo, Morrison & Foerster


14:00 – 14:05 (5 mins)
Jim Hough/James Robinson

14:05 – 14:35 (30 mins)
US Antitrust Cartel Enforcement
Roxann Henry, Chair of ABA Antitrust Section

14:35 – 15:05 (30 mins)
Comparative Views from the EU
Rony Gerrits

15:05 – 15:15 (10 mins)
Coffee Break/Business card exchange

15:15 – 16:00 (45 mins)
Interview with Judge Illston

16:00 – 16:10 (10 mins)
Business card exchange



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