Ted Banks Speaks on ABA Antitrust Section Webinar

On March 15, 2013, Ted Banks was a speaker on a webinar presented by the ABA Antitrust Section - Compliance & Ethics Committee, "Antitrust Programs and the AU Optronics Case."  In this case, the judge not only imposed a record-tying $500 million fine, but also honored the Division's recommendation to require an independent third-party antitrust compliance monitor - a first for an antitrust case.  The judge also mandated the implementation of an effective compliance and ethics program. Some of the issues discussed were: Are independent compliance monitors the wave of the future for antitrust enforcement?  What role should a compliance program play in an enforcement proceeding?  What concerns unique to antitrust should companies consider as they implement a compliance program?

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