With increasing frequency, today's political climate is focused on antitrust, perceived industrial consolidation, and "big data." Our expert panelist, Gerald Stein, a former government enforcer at the Federal Trade Commission, will explore critical issues and offer strategic advice regarding vertical transactions (those instances when one entity acquires another in the supply chain). We will explore the areas that government enforcers have traditionally analyzed in these situations, including input foreclosure, customer foreclosure and information sharing. We will also discuss the impact of current court cases and government investigations.
Gerald A. Stein is a Senior Counsel in the Antitrust and Competition Group in Norton Rose Fulbright’s New York office. Gerald’s comprehensive career as an antitrust litigator and a government enforcer enables him to represent and counsel clients in a full array of antitrust matters including state and federal litigation, class action and multidistrict litigation, merger and acquisition antitrust analysis, counseling, compliance, government investigations and enforcement proceedings in a wide variety of industries.
Gerald is a senior-level litigator with nearly twenty-five years of litigation and counseling experience. Before joining our firm's Antitrust and Competition Practice Group, Gerald was an attorney with the Bureau of Competition at the Federal Trade Commission for more than eight years, where he investigated and litigated a variety of antitrust matters including mergers and acquisitions and anticompetitive conduct. Prior to that, while in private practice at other prominent law firms, he represented major corporations in all aspects of private antitrust actions (including class actions and multidistrict litigation) involving alleged violations of Sherman Act Sections 1 and 2 regarding claims of price fixing, monopolization, boycotts, refusals to deal, and unfair and deceptive trade practices in various industries, including industrial chemicals, industrial ventilation systems, rental cars, air cargo, airline passengers, automotive filters and healthcare. He has significant experience developing factual defenses, drafting and arguing motions, working with expert economists and taking depositions.