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Our Curious Amalgam explores topics in antitrust, competition, consumer protection, data protection, and privacy law around the world with leading experts in those areas. It is an amalgam because it is a group of diverse topics all in one place. It is curious because it gets the experts and asks them in-depth questions.

Our Curious Amalgam American Bar Association

    • Government
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Our Curious Amalgam explores topics in antitrust, competition, consumer protection, data protection, and privacy law around the world with leading experts in those areas. It is an amalgam because it is a group of diverse topics all in one place. It is curious because it gets the experts and asks them in-depth questions.

    Is Public Perception of the Judiciary Changing? A Conversation With Judge Bernice Donald.

    Is Public Perception of the Judiciary Changing? A Conversation With Judge Bernice Donald.

    In the American political system, the judiciary serves as an impartial, independent branch of government responsible for interpreting our laws and deciding cases and controversies. Even with these foundational principles, how do we ensure public trust in the institution? Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Bernice Donald joins Kayla Odom and Alicia Downey to reflect on the public perception of the role of the judiciary. Listen in to hear what shapes our understanding of the courts, and what the judiciary can do to ensure public confidence in the administration of justice.
    With special guest:
    Hon. Bernice B. Donald, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
    Related Links:
    Bernice B. Donald and Don R. Willett – How to counter today’s tribalism and build ‘a more perfect union’ – Sept. 16, 2022
    Press Release, Federal appeals court judge Bernice Donald to receive Sandra Day O’Connor Award for outstanding contributions to justice – Aug. 31, 2022
    Hosted by:
    Alicia Downey, Downey Law LLC and Kayla Odom, Corporate Counsel, Renesas

    • 44 min
    What’s Happening in LATAM? Trends and Developments in Latin American Antitrust.

    What’s Happening in LATAM? Trends and Developments in Latin American Antitrust.

    Latin America is an increasingly important region for antitrust enforcement. Are there similarities across the region and with other parts of the world? Julián Peña, partner at Allende & Brea, joins Anant Raut and Matthew Hall to discuss LATAM antitrust history and trends. Listen to this episode to learn more about antitrust in Latin America, how it developed and how to approach it.
    With special guest:
    Julián Peña, partner, Allende & Brea, Buenos Aires
    Related Links:
    Competition Law in Latin America is Facing New Challenges
    Hosted by:
    Matthew Hall, partner, McGuireWoods London LLP and Anant Raut, Antitrust and Privacy Law Expert

    • 32 min
    Who Is Rahul Rao? Meet the Newest Deputy Director of the FTC Bureau of Competition

    Who Is Rahul Rao? Meet the Newest Deputy Director of the FTC Bureau of Competition

    The world of antitrust and consumer protection law is made up of fascinating people, including Rahul Rao, the newest Deputy Director of the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition. How did he go from Big Law associate, to stay-at-home dad, to the Washington state AG's office, and now the FTC? Hosts Alicia Downey and Jeny Maier talk with Deputy Director Rao about his unique career path from private practice to government service, his past and current enforcement priorities, and his advice for up and coming practitioners. Listen to this episode to learn about one lawyer's pathway to a rewarding career in public service.
    With special guest:
    Rahul Rao, Deputy Director, Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission
    Related Links:
    Washington State Attorney General’s Office, No-Poach Initiative Report
    Press Release, Washington State Attorney General's Office, "Lasting impact: Study finds AG Ferguson’s no-poach initiative boosted income for low-wage workers nationwide"
    Hosted by:
    Alicia L. Downey, Downey Law LLC and Jeny Maier, Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP

    • 25 min
    What About Small Tech? User Data and Privacy in Blockchain-Based Projects and the Future of the Internet

    What About Small Tech? User Data and Privacy in Blockchain-Based Projects and the Future of the Internet

    Web3 is being touted as the future of the internet. The vision for this new version of the web revolves around the notion of decentralization, driven by blockchain-based technologies including cryptocurrencies and NFTs. User privacy is central to these advances, but what does all of this mean for decentralized finance compliance and identity verification? How does a small tech company navigate the overlapping web of privacy, competition, and other regulations? And what are the implications for user data access? In this episode, co-hosts Elyse Dorsey and Jana Seidl speak with Matt McGuire, General Counsel of Violet, about all things Web3, crypto, and privacy, including what’s happening with the California Privacy Protection Agency’ CPRA implementation.
    With special guest:
    Matt McGuire, General Counsel, Violet
    Related Links:
    CPPA Rulemaking
    Matt McGuire, Violet Comments to CPPA
    Where’s Ooki? CFTC’s Lawsuit Delivery Via Chatbox Raises Eyebrows
    Violet
    Hosted by:
    Elyse Dorsey and Jana Seidl

    • 32 min
    Healthy Competition? Ten Years in Review of Antitrust and the Health Care Industry.

    Healthy Competition? Ten Years in Review of Antitrust and the Health Care Industry.

    The U.S. health care industry is complex and dynamic, resulting in antitrust issues that are just as complex. So what does the past decade of the intersection of antitrust and health care signal about the future? John Carroll and Amy Ritchie speak with Christina Ma and Jaclyn Phillips about these issues and the comprehensive update to the ABA's Health Care Handbook. Listen to this episode to learn more about the ACA, managed care, labor markets, and more.
    With special guests:
    John Carroll, Partner, Sheppard Mullin and Amy Ritchie, Attorney, Bureau of Competition at Federal Trade Commission
    Related Link:
    Antitrust Health Care Handbook, Fifth Edition 
    Hosted by:
    Christina Ma, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen, & Katz and Jaclyn Phillips, White & Case LLP

    • 27 min
    When Is Doing Good Bad? Understanding the Antitrust Implications of ESG.

    When Is Doing Good Bad? Understanding the Antitrust Implications of ESG.

    In recent congressional testimony, FTC Chair Lina Khan definitively declared that there is no ESG antitrust exemption. How can companies avoid violating the antitrust laws while still complying with demands from their shareholders and other constituents to conduct business consistent with policies that are environmentally and socially sensitive, and promote good public policy? David Shaw, a partner at Morrison & Foerster, and Derek Jackson, an associate at Cohen & Gresser, join Christina Ma and Melissa Maxman to discuss the intersection between ESG and the Sherman Act. Listen to this episode to learn more about whether existing antitrust exemptions, such as Noerr-Pennington, can affect business decisions about ESG.
    With special guests:
    David J. Shaw, Partner, Morrison & Foerster and Derek Jackson, Associate, Cohen & Gresser LLP
    Related Links:
    Jens Hackl, Sustainability and Antitrust – What Companies Need to Know About Sustainability Collaborations in Europe (Feb. 28, 2022) The ESG Movement and Its Impact on Antitrust Compliance (July 7, 2022) Oversight of Federal Enforcement of the Antitrust Laws, Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights, Senate Judiciary Committee (Sept. 20, 2022) (note that discussion of ESG starts with questions from Sen. Hawley at 1:58:54 through 2:00:02 and picks up again with questions from Sen. Cotton at 2:02:42 through 2:05:35.) 3rd Circ. Won't Revive Shell Egg Buyers' Antitrust Suit  Hosted by:
    Christina C. Ma, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Melissa H. Maxman, Partner, Cohen & Gresser, LLP

    • 30 min

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Great idea. Strong roster of guests and interviewers on first three programs. Keep it crisp and informative, and I will keep coming back. (PS « Emotional Rescue » comes a close second.)

Episode 10: Great podcast. Engaging. Relevant. Perceptive. Authoritative.

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