How Tech Companies Can Implement Antitrust Compliance Processes

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This is a virtual event, accessible on-line and over phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration.

Description

This is a complimentary program sponsored by Epiq.

The technology industry has come under increased scrutiny from regulatory agencies, including rising antitrust investigations by the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission. As legal counsel prepare these clients to respond to production demands and for potential litigation in anticipation of information the government will require, negotiating the search process and managing custodians and time periods is critical.

Implementing effective audit and review processes requires accurately finding, cataloguing, and tagging data, delivering actionable data in a timely manner, developing a knowledge management database, and proactively expediting compliance requirements.

During this 60-minute program, panelists will discuss:

• The current antitrust enforcement landscape 
• The hottest issues in competition policy and how that particularly impacts technology companies
• Critical steps companies and their legal counsel must take to effectively respond to review requests and avoid or prepare for litigation
• Some of the ways this is unique in digital-forward companies 
• Practical guidance on tools and steps that counsel can take now, before the government comes knocking.

Educational Objectives:

• Factors driving antitrust reviewers’ decision-making in antitrust compliance actions 
• Effective ways to respond to DOJ requests
• The production and discovery expectations counsel must anticipate

Who would benefit most from attending this program?

• Attorneys with clients in the high-tech sector
• Legal operations professionals in technology and innovation
• Regulatory and compliance officers
• E-discovery professionals
• Knowledge management professionals

Presenters

Moderator: Adam Bowen
  • Solutions Architect, Legal Solutions
  • Epiq

Adam Bowen is a Solutions Architect for Epiq. Adam has more than a decade of experience in this position. He is responsible for engaging in the development and implementation of client-specific litigation support and electronic discovery solutions, including data collection, processing, analytics, hosting and document review services. Adam focuses on ensuring that Epiq accurately understands the client needs in order to ensure delivery of customized and creative solutions that allow clients to meet their obligations in a defensible and cost-effective manner. Prior to this role, he was a Director of Technology Services in the Denver office. In this role he oversaw the technology operations, providing hands-on leadership for data processing and related services.

Jon Lavinder
  • Director, Technology Assisted Review
  • Epiq

Jon Lavinder leads Epiq’s technology assisted review service line. He is responsible for the strategy and execution of a portfolio of industry leading assisted review software tools and works directly with law firm and corporate legal professionals on workflow design and project execution. Jon is also a certified Equivio sales and technical star, and a project management professional (PMP). He has published numerous publications including but not limited to, “Technology-Assisted Review: An Integral E-Discovery Tool,” “Seven Practical Suggestions to Get the Most Out of Technology Assisted Review,” “Charting an eDiscovery Course with Technology Assisted Review,” and “4 Ways to Make Deposition Prep Smoother.”

Debbie Feinstein
  • Chair, Global Antitrust Practice
  • Arnold & Porter

Debbie Feinstein heads the firm's Global Antitrust group, and brings a wealth of experience to her practice in advising clients on a range of antitrust challenges before US antitrust authorities. She recently re-joined the firm from the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), where she was Director of the Bureau of Competition. In that capacity, she was responsible for supervising the investigation and enforcement of the US antitrust laws against anticompetitive mergers and conduct. During her tenure from 2013 to 2017, the FTC had substantial litigation success and a number of major merger wins, including challenges to Sysco Corp.'s acquisition of rival US Foods Inc., and Staples Inc.'s merger with Office Depot Inc. She had previously served at the FTC from 1989 to 1991 as Assistant to the Director of the Bureau of Competition and Attorney Advisor.

Jeffrey D. Negrette
  • Trial Attorney, Technology and Financial Services Section
  • Department of Justice

Jeff Negrette is a trial attorney at the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, specializing in matters relating to the technology sector. Jeff’s civil practice of over 15 years has included some of the largest M&A transactions in the industry, ranging from semiconductors to search platforms. Beyond challenging business combinations, he has investigated, litigated, and enforced judgements against some of the most influential technology companies in the country for anticompetitive conduct, serving as an advocate for the American consumer. Successful investigations rely heavily on cross-functional integration between attorneys, economists, data analysts, and subject matter experts and Jeff has taken a leading role in the use of technology at the Division to advance this effort with the goal of expediting timelines and increasing confidence levels behind enforcement action decisions.

Continuing Education

Credits:
1.0 CLE, 1.0 General COA
Practice Areas:
Legal
Prerequisite:
Working knowledge of antitrust compliance issues
Level:
Intermediate
Production Date:
08/02/2018