William MacLeod Chairs Task Force on U.S. Antitrust Modernization at the International Chamber of Commerce
June 17, 2005
Washington, DC-- William MacLeod, Member of Kelley Drye, has been named chair of the Task Force on U.S. Antitrust Modernization ("Task Force") by the International Chamber of Commerce ("ICC") Commission on Competition. The Task Force will evaluate and make recommendations for proposals to change federal laws as they relate to competition, merger control, and antitrust laws. Mr. MacLeod is charged with representing the interests of international business, and his recommendations will be presented to the Antitrust Modernization Commission ("the AMC") early this fall.

The AMC consists of 12 members who will examine whether it is necessary to modernize the antitrust laws. It is now soliciting views of parties concerned with antitrust laws, and evaluating current policies as well as proposals to change it. At the conclusion of its work, the AMC will submit reports and recommendations to the U.S. Congress and the President.

The ICC is a global business organization championing the global economy as a force for economic growth, job creation, and prosperity. ICC activities cover a broad spectrum from arbitration and dispute resolution to making the case for open trade and the market economy system.

William MacLeod specializes in antitrust and competition. He is a former Bureau Director at the Federal Trade Commission and has more than 20 years of experience representing domestic and international corporations in merger challenges, investigations, and approvals; and counseling companies on a broad range of distribution issues.