On June 30, the The Capitol Forum and the Open Markets Program at New America are co-hosting a discussion on the subject of Antitrust and Digital Platforms. The morning will include panel discussions exploring the legal and policy challenges that increasingly face digital platforms, especially in Europe but also in the United States. Industry experts and thought leaders within the legal academy will discuss policy issues facing digital platforms, including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple.

Event Details

  • Date and Time: Thursday, June 30, 2016, 8:00am-11:00am.
  • Location: National Press Club, 13th Floor (529 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20045).
  • RSVP to: editorial@thecapitolforum.com. Space is limited, so please RSVP.


Event Agenda

Panel 1: Free Market Perspectives on Digital Platforms and Competition (8:30am-9:10am)

Panelists include:

  • Chip Pickering, Chief Executive Officer, INCOMPAS (former Congressman)
  • Alden Abott, Rumpel Senior Legal Fellow, Heritage Foundation (former director antitrust policy, FTC)
  • Dennis Shaul, Chief Executive Officer, Community Financial Services Association of America


Panel 2: Antitrust and Digital Platforms: The Effect of Competition Law and Policy on Market Dynamics (9:25am-10:05am)

Panelists include:

  • Scott Sher, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • Logan Breed, Partner, Hogan Lovells
  • Andrew Gavil, Professor of Law, Howard University


Panel 3: Digital Platform Business Models: Biggest Challenges in the Face of Regulatory Scrutiny (10:20am-11:00am)

Panelists include:

  • Abigail Slater, General Counsel, The Internet Association
  • Michael Petricone, Senior Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs, Consumer Technology Association
  • Matt Schruers, Vice President for Law & Policy, Computer & Communications Industry Association
  • Nick Grossman, General Manager, Union Square Ventures