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Era of Trust Busting or Hidden Agendas?

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Era of Trust Busting or Hidden Agendas?


UCR Humanities 1500

Start Date/Time

3/15/2018 12:30 PM

End Date/Time

3/15/2018 2:00 PM

Type of Event

Conferences Workshops and Seminars


UCR School of Public Policy,


The Trump Administration’s Antitrust Challenge to the Proposed ATT and Warner Merger: 
A New Era of Trust Busting or a New Era of Hidden Agendas? Ken MacVey (Partner and Litigator, Best Best and Krieger LLP) 
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Parking is not free for this event. Attendees must purchase a parking permit via a permit dispenser in Lot 24 (not the parking kiosk/information desk):  

We can make reasonable accommodations for those with special needs if informed at least two weeks ahead of the event date. 

Seminar Summary:  
The Trump Administration’s Antitrust Division has challenged in court ATT’s proposed $108 billion acquisition of Time Warner and its popular TV programming, claiming it will reduce media competition. Antitrust commentators from the left to the right all agree that this challenge is surprisingly aggressive and radical in scope. Does this represent a new era of challenging big business economic power in America? Or does it represent, as some have suggested, an agenda to keep media critics in line? Ken MacVey will give an overview of the case, the issues, the implications, right before the trial is scheduled to start in March. 

Ken MacVey is a partner and litigator at Best Best and Krieger LLP in Riverside. He is a former chair of the Antitrust Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and has over 30 years of antitrust experience. As a former federal antitrust prosecutor, he initiated the case that stopped Warner Communications from becoming the largest record company in the world by acquiring one of its biggest competitors. 

Cost: Free

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