The Bar Association of the District of Columbia is pleased to announce that it has reestablished a Committee on Antitrust Law
The Bar Association of the District of Columbia (BADC) invites its members and any attorneys wishing to become members of the BADC to join its Committee on Antitrust Law.
The BADC has for many years sponsored committees or sections on civil rights, criminal law, military law, intellectual property law, securities law and many other topics of professional interest to its membership. These committees provide a forum for BADC members to share expertise, receive instruction and training, and contribute to the public debate on cutting edge issues in these areas of practice.
Antitrust has once again come into the spotlight, and the center of activity is here in the District of Columbia. The Supreme Court has been taking on more antitrust cases in recent years, Congress has been busy with competition issues, the pace of merger activity has increased, and both DOJ and FTC have stepped up enforcement efforts. With the growing role and prominence of antitrust issues in national politics and the D.C. practice of law, the BADC has once again established a committee of practitioners who work regularly and/or have a professional interest in these issues.
The chair of the Committee on Antitrust Law is Allen Grunes, a former attorney with the Department of Justice Antitrust Division. The Committee sponsors programs from time to time and also has begun to submit amicus briefs in significant antitrust cases.