During the presidential campaign, then-candidate Obama criticized the antitrust agencies, contending that the Bush administration had "what may be the weakest record of antitrust enforcement of any administration in the last half century." Obama promised to "reinvigorate" the antitrust agencies. His promise has now been manifested in a potentially precedent-setting complaint brought by the Federal Trade Commission against Intel. The FTC challenges Intel's conduct not only under a traditional monopolization theory but also under broad and somewhat innovative theories under Section 5 of the FTC Act. Although an FTC enforcement action against Intel was expected, the FTC's decision to attack the microprocessor giant using Section 5 theories has been especially controversial.
To address these issues, we have assembled an exceptional panel of experienced antitrust lawyers and former FTC enforcement officials. Join us for a stimulating discussion about what the Intel case will mean for antitrust law going forward.
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