2016 Golden State Institute
26th Annual Golden State Antitrust, Unfair Competition and Privacy Law Institute & Antitrust Lawyer of the Year Reception and Dinner

Presented by The State Bar of California Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Section

Julia Morgan Ballroom at the Merchants ExchangeThursday, November 3, 2016

The Julia Morgan Ballroom
Merchant Exchange Bldg., 15th Floor
465 California Street
San Francisco, CA

Earn 7 Hours MCLE Credit

You can now REGISTER ONLINE for this program. Please note: Online registration will close after October 27, 2016.

Justice Carol CorriganPaul Griffin The 26th Annual Golden State Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Institute and Antitrust Lawyer of the Year Award Dinner will be held Thursday, November 3, 2016 at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco. 

We are excited to announce that the keynote speaker will feature California Supreme Court Justice Carol Corrigan. The Section will honor Paul Griffin as Antitrust Lawyer of the Year.

GSI Past Chairs and Welcome Reception: Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Sponsors | Program Schedule | Lawyer of the Year Dinner and Reception | Essential Information |
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Sponsors

Sponsored by:

  • Rust Kinsella
  • Analytics LLC
  • Nera Economic Consulting
  • KCC
  • Brattle
  • OSKR
  • Barkley Court Reporters
  • St. Fransic Winery & Vineyards
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Nera Economic Consulting KCC
Brattle: The Power of Economics OSKR
Barkley Court Reporters St. Francis Winery and Vineyards

GSI Past Chairs and Welcome Reception on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 sponsored by Analysis Group.

Analysis Group Economic, Financial and Strategy Consultants

Program Schedule

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Event Time

GSI Past Chairs and Welcome Reception

Sponsored by Analysis Group, Inc.

Hosted Reception at Morgan, Lewis& Bockius LLP
One Market, Spear Street Tower, 28th Floor
San Francisco, CA

Attendance at this Reception is free to all Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Section members, GSI attendees and members of The California Young Lawyers Association.

RSVP is required to ana.castillo@calbar.ca.gov.

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Event Time

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by KCC - Kurtzman Carson Consultants

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks

Niall E. Lynch,
Latham & Watkins LLP – San Francisco, CA
2016 Chair, Golden State Institute

8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Session #1: Legal Update
Recent Developments in Antitrust, UCL & Privacy Law

This popular panel returns once again this year to provide an overview of recent California and federal developments in antitrust, UCL and privacy law.

Panlists:

  • Thomas A. Papageorge
    Professor, University of San Diego School of Law & Special Prosecutor, San Diego County District Attorney’s Office – San Diego, CA

  • Thomas Greene
    Special Litigation Counsel, Bureau of Competition of the Federal Trade Commission – San Francisco, CA

  • Tom Dahdouh
    Regional Director, Western Region, Federal Trade Commission – San Francisco, CA Former Section Chair

Moderator:

  • Paul Riehle
    Sedgwick LLP – San Francisco, CA, 2015-16 Section Chair

8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Break

Sponsored by Barkley Court Reporters

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Session #2: Trials -- “Big Stakes” Antitrust Trials

For the fifth year in a row, we are fortunate to have some of the country’s leading antitrust trial lawyers tell us about their recent trial experiences and, importantly, lessons they learned that will benefit litigators on both sides of the case, as well as in-house lawyers and clients involved in antitrust litigation. The trials on our agenda for this year are:

United States vs. AB Electrolux & General Electric Co. (District Court D.C.)

A merger challenge filed by the United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, which successfully blocked the proposed acquisition by AB Electrolux of GE’s appliance business unit.

Panelists:

  • David I. Gelfand
    Cleary Gottleib Steen & Hamilton LLP – Washington, D.C.
    Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Litigation for the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division
    Trial Counsel for the United States

  • Ethan Glass
    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP – Washington, D.C.
    Former Assistant Chief, Litigation III Section, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division
    Trial Counsel for the United States

  • John M. Majoras
    Jones Day – Washington, D.C. & Columbus, OH
    Trial Counsel for AB Electrolux

  • Paul T. Denis
    Dechert LLP – Washington D.C.
    Trial Counsel for General Electric Co.

Moderator:

  • Peter K. Huston
    Sidley Austin LLP – San Francisco, CA
In re: Cox Enterprises, Inc. Set-Top Cable Television Box Antitrust Litigation (W.D. Okla.)

Plaintiffs alleged Cox Enterprises violated Sherman Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1 through illegal
tying by forcing consumers to rent a Cox set-top box in order to gain full access to Cox’s
premium cable service. After a jury verdict in favor of the plaintiffs, the District Court entered
judgment as a matter of law in favor of the defendant.

Panelists:

  • Todd M. Schneider
    Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky Wotkyns LLP – San Francisco, CA
    Trial Counsel for Plaintiffs

  • Allan Kanner
    Kanner & Whiteley, LLC – New Orleans, LA
    Trial Counsel for Plaintiffs

  • Margaret "Peggy" Zwisler
    Latham & Watkins LLP – Washington, D.C.
    Trial Counsel for Cox Enterprises

  • Al Pfeiffer
    Latham & Watkins LLP – San Francisco, CA
    Trial Counsel for Cox Enterprises

Moderator:

  • Jill M. Manning
    Steyer Lowenthal Boodrookas Alvarez& Smith LLP – San Francisco, CA
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Golden State Institute

Luncheon Guest Speaker: The Honorable Carol Corrigan Justice of the California Supreme Court Presenting: “A Conversation with Justice Carol Corrigan”

Sponsored by NERA Economic Consulting

Panelists:

  • Cheryl Lee Johnson
    Deputy Attorney General, Antitrust Law Section, Office of the Attorney General – Los Angeles, CA
    Former Section Chair

  • Kathleen Tuttle
    Deputy-in-Charge, Antitrust Section, Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office – Los Angeles, CA
    Former Section Chair

12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Justice Carol Corrigan

Break

Sponsored by OSKR

1:45 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Session # 3: Guest Speaker, Acting Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division – Renata Hesse

Acting Assistant Attorney General, in charge of the Antitrust Division, Renata Hesse will provide an overview of recent enforcement efforts by the Antitrust Division.

Moderator:

  • Niall E. Lynch
    Latham & Watkins LLP – San Francisco, CA

  • Brent Snyder
    Deputy Assistant Attorney General

  • Matthew Lunder
    Counsel to the Direction of Criminal Enforcement

  • Kate Patchen

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Renata Hesse

Session #4: Privacy Law Panel

Assessing Damages in Privacy Cases In the wake of recent high-profile data breaches, the courts and regulators have been forced to grapple with the complex and challenging process of calculating damages in this evolving area of the law. Leading privacy attorneys and an economist will discuss how government enforcers, private plaintiffs, defendants, economists, and the courts determine damages in privacy cases. This program will also address how the recent Supreme Court decision in Spokeo may impact damages calculations.

Panelists:

  • Jay Edelson
    Edelson PC – Chicago, IL

  • Andrew B. Serwin
    Morrison & Foerster LLP – San Diego, CA

  • Garrett Glasgow
    NERA Economic Consulting – San Francisco

Moderator:

  • Dominique-Chantale Alepin
    Mayer Brown – Palo Alto, CA

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Break

Sponsored by The Brattle Group

4 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Session # 5: Judges Panel - Managing Antitrust and Complex Business Trials

A distinguished group of federal judges will discuss trial proceedings in antitrust and complex commercial litigation. The focus will be on their “real world” experiences and practice pointers. This is a unique opportunity to learn directly from these highly experienced federal judges who have presided over recent major antitrust cases.

Panelists:

  • Hon. Denise L. Cote
    United States District Judge for the Southern
    District of New York – New York, NY

  • Hon. James Donato
    United States District Judge for the Northern
    District of California – San Francisco, CA

  • Hon. Lucy H. Koh
    United States District Judge for the Northern
    District of California – San Jose, CA

Moderator:

  • Steven N. Williams
    Cotchett Pitre & McCarthy LLP –
    Burlingame, CA

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Hon. Denise Cote

Hon. James Donato

Hon. Lucy Koh

2016 Antitrust Lawyer of the Year — Paul R. Griffin

Paul GriffinThe Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Section of The State Bar of California is pleased to honor Paul R. Griffin as the 2016 Antitrust Lawyer of the Year.

The award will be given at the 2016 Golden State Institute, Thursday, November 3, 2016, in San Francisco.

Paul Griffin, a “San Francisco Tier 1 antitrust lawyer,” according to U. S. News & World Report, is a partner in Winston & Strawn’s San Francisco office. Paul is part of the Winston antitrust group which was awarded “2015 Team of the Year” in Cartel Defense by The Legal 500 and is “Highly Recommended” by Global Competition Review. Before joining Winston where he has served as global antitrust Co-Chair, he served as Chair and Vice Chair of the antitrust practices at the Pillsbury and Thelen firms, respectively.

Reception - 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Hosted Reception for The Antitrust Lawyer of the Year

Sponsored by Rust Consulting and Kinsella Media

Dinner - 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Antitrust Lawyer of the Year Dinner Program

Wine generously provided by St. Francis Winery and Vineyards

We honor Paul R. Griffin, Partner, Winston& Strawn LLP – San Francisco, CA

Essential Information

Printable Brochure

For your convenience, we've provide a printable brochure that duplicates the information on this web page.

Registration Information

Program package includes 7 hours of MCLE credit, program materials, breakfast, lunch and attendance to the welcome and closing receptions. Program materials will be provided on-site on a USB drive.

Deadline

In order to pre-register, your form and check, payable to The State Bar of California, or credit card information, must be received by Thursday, October 27, 2016.

Register Online

You can now REGISTER ONLINE for this program. Please note: Online registration will close after Thursday, October 27, 2016.

Register by Mail or Fax

Print out and complete the Mail / Fax Registration Form and return it with payment to The State Bar of California by the deadline. Make checks payable to The State Bar of California. Photocopies of checks will not be accepted. VISA or MasterCard only if paying by credit card.

Mail to:

Program Registrations
The State Bar of California
180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Or fax to Program Registrations at 415-538-2368. In order to fax your registration, credit card information is mandatory.

Pre-Registration Fees

Full Day Institute & Dinner

  • $495 Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Section Member
  • $595 Non-Section Member
    (includes enrollment in the Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Section for 2016-2017.)

Institute ONLY

  • $395 Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Section Member
  • $495 Non-Section Member
    (includes enrollment in the Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Section for 2016-2017.)
  • $85 Government/Academic
  • $75 Non-Attorney Law Student

Lawyer of the Year Dinner and Cocktail Reception ONLY

  • $225 Per Person
  • $110 Government/Academic
  • $1800 Table for Eight

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • $3,500 GOLD (Includes table for eight at dinner, 5 institute registrants, program attribution)

  • $2,500 SILVER (Includes table for eight at dinner, 2 institute registrants, program attribution)

  • $750 BRONZE (Program attribution ONLY, no dinner or registration in program)

Your sponsorship includes a full congratulatory slide in our dinner program presentation. Please send an electronic, 8.5”x11” slide, color or b/w pdf in landscape orientation to mitch.wood@calbar.ca.gov by Thursday, October 27, 2016 to be included.

Cancellations / Refund Policy

Cancellations and requests for refunds must be received in writing no later than Thursday, October 27, 2016 and are subject to a $50 service charge. Refunds will not be available after Thursday, October 27, 2016.

Questions

For registration information, please call 415-538-2508. Telephone registrations will not be accepted. For program content and/or Section information, please call 415-538-2554.

Special Assistance

For special assistance, please call 415-538-2554.

On-Site Registrations

On-site registration will be on a space available basis. Call to confirm space availability.

Program Materials

Program materials will be provided on-site in electronic format on a flash drive. You may bring your laptops, as we will have ample power sources and Wifi service during our program.

TreatiseCalifornia Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Treatise

2016 Edition, available December. Updated annually.

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MCLE

Earn 7 Hours MCLE Credit. The State Bar of California and the Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Section are approved
State Bar of California MCLE providers.