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Antitrust and innovation: US scrutiny of tech ripples across industries

White & Case LLP


Politicians, regulators and plaintiffs are increasingly invoking antitrust as they zero in on perceived market failures and abuses by technology companies.  In the process, well-settled antitrust law is being questioned as to whether it is adequate to account for the dynamic growth of tech as a dominant force in the global economy.  In the last two years alone, the Supreme Court has weighed in on standing for ecommerce consumers and the standards that apply to sophisticated technology platforms.  The evolving landscape of competition law in the United States presents unique challenges to tech companies.  How these challenges are resolved can impact industries beyond Silicon Valley.  This webinar presents an overview of the shifting legal landscape and the implications for companies seeking to navigate these changes.

 The webinar will include:

  • a discussion of the recent changes in federal law that most affect technology companies;
  • implications for companies beyond the tech industry; and
  • changes that may come as a result of legislation and litigation targeting the tech industry.


Noah A Brumfield

Noah A Brumfield counsels clients with respect to all issues arising under US federal and state antitrust and competition laws. He focuses on the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property and industry-specific regulation.

Noah advises clients on complex antitrust issues, representing them at trial and in merger and non-merger investigations by competition enforcement agencies around the world. His experience includes the representation of both defendants and plaintiffs in complex litigation. Noah actively counsels on domestic and international antitrust issues raised by other competitor collaborations, patent settlements/Hatch-Waxman, IP licensing and patent pools, standards setting, pricing and distribution agreements and interlocking director issues.

Noah's clients have included companies providing computer and telecommunications hardware and software, semiconductors, chemicals, oil and gas, retail services and other consumer and industrial products. He has represented clients operating in sector-regulated industries including financial networks and services, healthcare medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, cable television, gaming and transportation.

Anna Kertesz

Anna Kertesz has practiced antitrust law in both private practice and at the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC). She has extensive experience in merger clearance, counselling and civil and criminal litigation.

Anna has regularly defended White & Case clients in proposed and consummated mergers before the US Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ) and the FTC in a broad range of industries, including healthcare, food products, foodservice, petroleum and technology. She has also defended government allegations of price-fixing and bid-rigging in various industries, including transportation and construction materials.

As an attorney at the FTC, Anna led or was actively involved in numerous in-depth merger investigations in the oil and gas and pharmaceutical industries. Her involvement spanned various aspects of complex merger investigations, from conducting the initial investigation through obtaining consent agreements. Anna also has experience in market manipulation enforcement activities relating to conduct in the oil and gas industry.

Jack Klaren

Jack Klaren is an associate in White & Case’s Silicon Valley office, and a member of the firm's antitrust/competition practice group. His practices focuses on complex antitrust, intellectual property, and trade secrets trial and appellate litigation on behalf of leading international technology and pharmaceutical manufacturers. He serves as a member of a team that advises multinational social media, technology and telecommunications companies in international litigation and regulatory investigations concerning privacy and data protection, intermediary liability, hate speech and defamation. Jack is an active member of the firm's LGBT/spectrum affinity group.


Anna Kertesz
Noah A. Brumfield
Jack Klaren


3 December 2019
18:00 - 18:55 UTC
55 min