Co-sponsored by:

Association of Corporate Counsel
Chicago Chapter                                     

Institute for Consumer Antitrust
Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Understanding the Compliance Guidelines from the Department of Justice Antitrust Division

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Registration: 11:45 am

Lunch:  12:00 pm
Program:  12:15-1:30 pm

Philip H. Corboy Law Center
Room 1303
25 E. Pearson Street

In 2019, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice released its long-awaited “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs in Criminal Antitrust Investigations.”  These guidelines explain how the Division will evaluate antitrust compliance programs when considering enforcement against an alleged antitrust violator.  Although the contents are not entirely surprising, they differ in some respects from the guidelines released earlier by the Fraud Division of the Department of Justice, and from the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. 

At this program an expert panel representing government, private practitioners, in-house counsel and academia will discuss how to understand these guidelines and apply them in a way most likely to persuade the Antitrust Division of the good intent of the company – and to reduce the chances of an antitrust violation!  Lunch will be provided, along with ample time for questions and discussion.

The Importance of Competition and Compliance Prof. Spencer Waller
Loyola University School of Law
The Basic Requirements of the New Guidelines Jennifer Dixton
USDOJ Antitrust Division
Similarities and Differences: Antitrust Division, Fraud Division, and Federal Sentencing Guidelines   Joe Murphy
Compliance Strategists
Selling a Compliance Program in Your Company Jim Brennan
Bob Slaughter
Reyes Holdings
Avison Young 
What the Government (or a Monitor) Looks for in a Compliance Program Ted Banks
Scharf Banks Marmor

The Association of Corporate Counsel will be submitting this program for 1.25 General MCLE Hours. Participants seeking MCLE credit must sign-in and provide their IL Bar number.

Register online here