ABA’s 2024 Antitrust Spring Meeting

American Bar Association

April 10 – 12, 2024

ABA’s 2024 Antitrust Spring Meeting will take place April 10 – 12, 2024, at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C. This conference is a gathering of international antitrust/competition, consumer protection, and data privacy enforcers and professionals. Several Kelley Drye partners will be speaking on and/or moderating several panels this year. If you are attending the 2024 Antitrust Spring Meeting, please stop and say hi!

View the full agenda here.

The Price is Right (Or is it?)

Wednesday, April 10

Regulators and plaintiffs continue targeting pricing and disclosure practices studied extensively by economists and marketers, including junk fees,” automatic renewals and negative option plans, and the use of dark patterns.” The panel will discuss U.S. and international laws governing these practices, enforcement and litigation trends and debates over economic methods used to analyze such practices.

Donnelly McDowell, Speaker

Fireside Chat

Wednesday, April 10

Bill MacLeod will discuss the competition priorities of France, Austria, and Italy with Benoit Coeure, President, French Competition Authority; Natalie Harsdorf-Borsh, Director General for Competition, Austrian Federal Competition Authority; and Saverio Valentino, Commissioner of the Italian Competition Authority.
William MacLeod, Interviewer

Protecting Kids, Privacy, and Free Speech

Thursday, April 10

Consensus is mounting that online platforms pose risks to kids’ well-being. Federal and state legislators have proposed laws to attempt to curb these harms, but there are concerns that they also endanger the privacy and speech rights of all users. Is there a way to bridge this divide? Join us to discuss these legislative efforts, first amendment issues, and ways forward.

Kate White, Moderator

Consumer Protection Year in Review

Thursday, April 11

The year 2023 was a busy one for regulators and self-regulators, grappling with key issues like dark patterns, claim substantiation, endorsements, health claims, consumer reviews, artificial intelligence, privacy, and more. Hear from the people in the trenches regarding current enforcement priorities and initiatives.

Paul Singer, Moderator

Register for Each Session Here.