Antitrust violation fines and civil judgments can run in the billions, and a poorly written document, email or statement can become a “hot document.” Even highly ethical employees can inadvertently create a “hot” document or fail to properly document procompetitive activity. In this practical webinar, you’ll receive step-by-step guidance on antitrust compliance. You’ll learn how to avoid creating the appearance of anticompetitive conduct while documenting the pro-competitive reasons for activity in the market place. Among other things, you’ll learn about:
- The Antitrust Division’s new policy on credit for compliance programs
- The basics of “Thou Shall Not” of antitrust, including:
- Per se violations
- Unlawful mergers
- The fundamental elements of an antitrust compliance program, including:
- The types of documents you want – and don’t want – in your file
- Who should receive antitrust compliance training
- How to conduct antitrust compliance training
- How to assess antitrust risk in your organization
- How to document the reasons behind price increases
- How to document actions in the marketplace that are simply meant to provide customers with more products, better service and lower prices
- How to document the pro-competitive benefits of potential mergers/acquisitions
- Why certain words such as “scheme” or “discipline” may have a negative antitrust connotation
- Why antitrust compliance training is particularly important for foreign companies or foreign subsidiaries of US companies
Bob Connolly is a partner at GeyerGorey LLP. Before that, Mr. Connolly served in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice for over 33 years. As Chief of the Division’s Mid Atlantic field office, Mr. Connolly led some of the most successful prosecutions in Antitrust Division history. Mr. Connolly regularly presents on competition law compliance, and he was quoted extensively by Judge Richard Posner of the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in an important antitrust case. Mr. Connolly is a graduate of Rutgers Law School.
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