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

Panelists include: Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Avery Gardiner and Geoffrey Manne. Moderated by Drew Clark, Editor and Publisher, Broadband Breakfast

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Our Broadband Breakfast Live Online events take place every Wednesday at 12 Noon ET. You can watch the February 24, 2021, event on this page. You can also PARTICIPATE in the current Broadband Breakfast Live Online event. REGISTER HERE.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 12 Noon ET — “Antitrust, the Consumer Welfare Standard and Big Tech Platforms

    • 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?

WATCH HERE, or on YouTubeTwitter and Facebook

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)
  • Drew Clark (Moderator), Editor and Publisher, Broadband Breakfast

Maureen K. Ohlhausen chairs the antitrust group at Baker Botts LLP, where she focuses on competition, privacy and regulatory issues and frequently represents clients in the tech, life sciences, energy, and retail industries. She served as Acting Chairman at the Federal Trade Commission from January 2017 to May 2018 and as a Commissioner starting in 2012, where she directed all FTC competition and consumer protection work, with a particular emphasis on privacy and technology issues. Ms. Ohlhausen has published dozens of articles on antitrust, privacy, regulation, FTC litigation, and telecommunications law issues, has testified over a dozen times before Congress, and has received numerous awards, including the FTC’s Robert Pitofsky Lifetime Achievement Award. Ms. Ohlhausen clerked at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and received her J.D. with distinction from the George Mason University School of Law and her B.A. with honors from the University of Virginia.

Avery Gardiner is the General Counsel and Senior Fellow for Competition, Data, and Power at the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT). She leads the organization’s legal work overall in addition to the organization’s competition project, focusing on the policy and legal implications of competition issues in the digital world. She served in the Antitrust Division at the Department of Justice and was an in-house antitrust lawyer for a tech company. She is a graduate of Harvard University and Harvard Law School and is a mother of two.

Geoffrey A. Manne is the president and founder of the International Center for Law and Economics (ICLE), a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center based in Portland, Oregon. He is also a distinguished fellow at Northwestern University’s Center on Law, Business, and Economics. Manne holds AB & JD degrees from the University of Chicago. He is an expert in the economic analysis of law, focusing particularly on antitrust, telecom, IP, and the regulation of technology. His writings and publications are available at SSRN and ICLE.

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Former Development Associate Mala Goodrich was a graduate of the University of Virginia Media Studies Program. She works to perfect her Mandarin Chinese, and sees accessible broadband as the first step for everyone being informed global citizens. Please direct sponsorship inquiries to Drew Clark at drew@breakfast.media.

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Broadband Breakfast Live Online Wednesday, May 26, 2021 – Ask Us About Section 230

Mala Goodrich

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Our Broadband Breakfast Live Online events take place every Wednesday at 12 Noon ET. You can watch the February 24, 2021, event on this page. You can also PARTICIPATE in the current Broadband Breakfast Live Online event. REGISTER HERE.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 12 Noon ET — “Antitrust, the Consumer Welfare Standard and Big Tech Platforms

    • 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?

WATCH HERE, or on YouTubeTwitter and Facebook

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)
  • Drew Clark (Moderator), Editor and Publisher, Broadband Breakfast

Maureen K. Ohlhausen chairs the antitrust group at Baker Botts LLP, where she focuses on competition, privacy and regulatory issues and frequently represents clients in the tech, life sciences, energy, and retail industries. She served as Acting Chairman at the Federal Trade Commission from January 2017 to May 2018 and as a Commissioner starting in 2012, where she directed all FTC competition and consumer protection work, with a particular emphasis on privacy and technology issues. Ms. Ohlhausen has published dozens of articles on antitrust, privacy, regulation, FTC litigation, and telecommunications law issues, has testified over a dozen times before Congress, and has received numerous awards, including the FTC’s Robert Pitofsky Lifetime Achievement Award. Ms. Ohlhausen clerked at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and received her J.D. with distinction from the George Mason University School of Law and her B.A. with honors from the University of Virginia.

Avery Gardiner is the General Counsel and Senior Fellow for Competition, Data, and Power at the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT). She leads the organization’s legal work overall in addition to the organization’s competition project, focusing on the policy and legal implications of competition issues in the digital world. She served in the Antitrust Division at the Department of Justice and was an in-house antitrust lawyer for a tech company. She is a graduate of Harvard University and Harvard Law School and is a mother of two.

Geoffrey A. Manne is the president and founder of the International Center for Law and Economics (ICLE), a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center based in Portland, Oregon. He is also a distinguished fellow at Northwestern University’s Center on Law, Business, and Economics. Manne holds AB & JD degrees from the University of Chicago. He is an expert in the economic analysis of law, focusing particularly on antitrust, telecom, IP, and the regulation of technology. His writings and publications are available at SSRN and ICLE.

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Broadband Breakfast Live Online Wednesday, May 19, 2021 – Ask Us About Radio Frequency Spectrum

Mala Goodrich

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Our Broadband Breakfast Live Online events take place every Wednesday at 12 Noon ET. You can watch the February 24, 2021, event on this page. You can also PARTICIPATE in the current Broadband Breakfast Live Online event. REGISTER HERE.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 12 Noon ET — “Antitrust, the Consumer Welfare Standard and Big Tech Platforms

    • 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?

WATCH HERE, or on YouTubeTwitter and Facebook

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)
  • Drew Clark (Moderator), Editor and Publisher, Broadband Breakfast

Maureen K. Ohlhausen chairs the antitrust group at Baker Botts LLP, where she focuses on competition, privacy and regulatory issues and frequently represents clients in the tech, life sciences, energy, and retail industries. She served as Acting Chairman at the Federal Trade Commission from January 2017 to May 2018 and as a Commissioner starting in 2012, where she directed all FTC competition and consumer protection work, with a particular emphasis on privacy and technology issues. Ms. Ohlhausen has published dozens of articles on antitrust, privacy, regulation, FTC litigation, and telecommunications law issues, has testified over a dozen times before Congress, and has received numerous awards, including the FTC’s Robert Pitofsky Lifetime Achievement Award. Ms. Ohlhausen clerked at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and received her J.D. with distinction from the George Mason University School of Law and her B.A. with honors from the University of Virginia.

Avery Gardiner is the General Counsel and Senior Fellow for Competition, Data, and Power at the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT). She leads the organization’s legal work overall in addition to the organization’s competition project, focusing on the policy and legal implications of competition issues in the digital world. She served in the Antitrust Division at the Department of Justice and was an in-house antitrust lawyer for a tech company. She is a graduate of Harvard University and Harvard Law School and is a mother of two.

Geoffrey A. Manne is the president and founder of the International Center for Law and Economics (ICLE), a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center based in Portland, Oregon. He is also a distinguished fellow at Northwestern University’s Center on Law, Business, and Economics. Manne holds AB & JD degrees from the University of Chicago. He is an expert in the economic analysis of law, focusing particularly on antitrust, telecom, IP, and the regulation of technology. His writings and publications are available at SSRN and ICLE.

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Broadband Breakfast Live Online Wednesday, May 12, 2021 – Ask Us About Net Neutrality

On May 12, 2021, ask us anything about Net Neutrality during Broadband Breakfast Live Online!

Mala Goodrich

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Our Broadband Breakfast Live Online events take place every Wednesday at 12 Noon ET. You can watch the February 24, 2021, event on this page. You can also PARTICIPATE in the current Broadband Breakfast Live Online event. REGISTER HERE.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 12 Noon ET — “Antitrust, the Consumer Welfare Standard and Big Tech Platforms

    • 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?

WATCH HERE, or on YouTubeTwitter and Facebook

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)
  • Drew Clark (Moderator), Editor and Publisher, Broadband Breakfast

Maureen K. Ohlhausen chairs the antitrust group at Baker Botts LLP, where she focuses on competition, privacy and regulatory issues and frequently represents clients in the tech, life sciences, energy, and retail industries. She served as Acting Chairman at the Federal Trade Commission from January 2017 to May 2018 and as a Commissioner starting in 2012, where she directed all FTC competition and consumer protection work, with a particular emphasis on privacy and technology issues. Ms. Ohlhausen has published dozens of articles on antitrust, privacy, regulation, FTC litigation, and telecommunications law issues, has testified over a dozen times before Congress, and has received numerous awards, including the FTC’s Robert Pitofsky Lifetime Achievement Award. Ms. Ohlhausen clerked at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and received her J.D. with distinction from the George Mason University School of Law and her B.A. with honors from the University of Virginia.

Avery Gardiner is the General Counsel and Senior Fellow for Competition, Data, and Power at the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT). She leads the organization’s legal work overall in addition to the organization’s competition project, focusing on the policy and legal implications of competition issues in the digital world. She served in the Antitrust Division at the Department of Justice and was an in-house antitrust lawyer for a tech company. She is a graduate of Harvard University and Harvard Law School and is a mother of two.

Geoffrey A. Manne is the president and founder of the International Center for Law and Economics (ICLE), a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center based in Portland, Oregon. He is also a distinguished fellow at Northwestern University’s Center on Law, Business, and Economics. Manne holds AB & JD degrees from the University of Chicago. He is an expert in the economic analysis of law, focusing particularly on antitrust, telecom, IP, and the regulation of technology. His writings and publications are available at SSRN and ICLE.

Panelist Resources

SUBSCRIBE to the Broadband Breakfast YouTube channel. That way, you will be notified when events go live. Watch on YouTubeTwitter and Facebook

See a complete list of upcoming and past Broadband Breakfast Live Online events.

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