The tension between antitrust interests and the exercise of a state's police power raises complex policy choices, especially when public safety is an issue. Uber, AirBnB, Amazon and other disruptive technologies have blessed consumers and producers with vast new markets amid corresponding public concerns about labor, property rights, and market power. The 2016 Fall Forum will provide a unique and compelling perspective from inside the dugout on this new playing field. Hear top enforcers discuss the stakes and debate the realistic options. Watch experienced litigators work through the issues at the beginning of a provocative hypothetical case. Listen as an illustrious panel of judges and enforcers explore the options the appellate court may consider, and the precedents they may set. Distinguished keynote speakers will reflect on the future of regulation in an era of game-changing innovation. We will end the day with a reception where you can discuss with our speakers the many issues raised during the day. There is no better way to learn how to navigate a government investigation and litigation. This is going to be a fantastic, fast-moving program!
Kathleen E. FooteOffice of the Attorney General San Francisco, CAConference Co-chair
Bernard A. Nigro, Jr.Fried Frank HarrisShriver & Jacobson LLPWashington, DCConference Co-chair