Recap: American Bar Association’s antitrust meeting

New leaders highlight their prospective plans

Last week, the American Bar Association (ABA) held its 61st annual spring antitrust meeting, which this year attracted a record crowd of more than 2,700 attendees. The meeting, which took place in Washington, D.C., was an opportunity for new antitrust leaders to preview their plans and what they’ll focus on in their roles.

Bill Baer, who was confirmed Dec. 30, 2012, as assistant attorney general for the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Antitrust Division, announced on Friday a policy change that will be a boon to corporate defendants. The policy stipulates that when companies enter into price-fixing plea deals with the DOJ, the written agreements will no longer publicly identify executives who may be subject to prosecution.

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