On April 16, 2014, Philadelphia associate Todd Hutchison will moderate a panel discussing the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act, pending legislation which proposes a new private cause of action for whistleblowers in certain antitrust investigations.  The panel will be presented live in Drinker Biddle’s D.C. office and will also be available by teleconference.  More information regarding the panel, including details about attendance, is available here.

Late last year, the United States Senate passed a revised version of the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act (CAARA), which is pending a vote in the House of Representatives. CAARA creates a private cause of action for whistleblowers who assist or participate in antitrust investigations. Please join our panel – representing a variety of stakeholders in the whistleblower context – for a discussion of the potential excesses, shortcomings, benefits, and ramifications of enacting CAARA.

Panelists:

  • Lisa Phelan, Chief, National Criminal Enforcement Section, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division
  • Rachel Brass, Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • Debra Katz, Partner, Katz, Marshall & Banks
  • Joseph Saveri, Founder, Joseph Saveri Law Firm
  • Amy Schuh, Executive Director, Global Investigations, Office of Ethics, Merck & Co., Inc.
Source: ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Civil Practice & Procedure and Cartel & Criminal Practice Committees Presentation