Broadband Breakfast’s “Antitrust, the Consumer Welfare Standard and Big Tech Platforms”





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Broadband Breakfast Live Online Webinar on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - Antitrust, the Consumer Welfare Standard and Big Tech Platforms

“Antitrust, the Consumer Welfare Standard and Big Tech Platforms”

Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Time: 12 Noon ET

Antitrust is on a roll. Major new lawsuits have been introduced against tech platforms Google and Facebook by the Justice Department, the Federal Trade Commission, and state attorneys general. And Congress is considering a revamp of the law. Undergirding much of the discussion and debate is this question: What role should the consumer welfare standard play in assessing harm to competition?

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Panelists include:

  • Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Chair of the Global Antitrust and Competition Practice at Baker Botts and former Acting Chairman of the FTC
  • Avery Gardiner, General Counsel and Senior Fellow for Competition, Data, and Power at the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT)
  • Geoffrey Manne, President and Founder of the International Center for Law and Economics (ICLE)
  • Other guests have been invited
  • Drew Clark (Moderator), Editor and Publisher, Broadband Breakfast