About the Section

The Section furthers knowledge of its members about antitrust, unfair competition, trade regulation and privacy issues under state and federal laws through its seminars, publications and other activities.

Through its programs, the Section provides cutting-edge perspectives on developments in California and federal antitrust law as well as insights into intellectual property, franchise and enforcement issues which affect the California antitrust practitioner.

The section covers litigation, including individual actions by competitors and class actions by direct/indirect purchasers; antitrust counseling; private and government (federal, state and local) enforcement of actions as well as government criminal procedures. (The Section was formerly called the Antitrust & Unfair Competition Law Section.)


The Section publishes:

  • Competition Magazine (Periodic Law Journal)

  • Antitrust E-Brief, an e-mail publication sent periodically to members of the Section

MCLE programs and major events

Each year in the autumn, the Section presents the Golden State Institute and Annual Antitrust Lawyer of the Year Award Dinner. In addition, we participate in  major State Bar events such as the State Bar of California Annual Meeting.

For other upcoming events see our Education page and The State Bar of California MCLE Programs.


  • Executive Committee -- The Section is governed by its Executive Committee, which oversees the Section's activities.

  • Subcommittees of the Executive Committee -- Subcommittees of the Executive Committee take primary responsibility for Programs, Publications, and legislation.

  • Standing Committees -- Section members are invited to participate in the Section's standing committees, which develop publications and programs in areas of interest to the Section's membership as well as non-members.


Dues are $75 for Attorneys and Affiliates. If you would like to join to go www.calbar.org/join-a-section..

Contact Us

Antitrust , UCL and Privacy Section
The State Bar of California
180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639
fax 415-538-2368

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