ABA Section of Antitrust Law Seminar: The FTC’s McWane Decision: The Start of a Trend of an Isolated Event?
April 15, 2014
On April 15, 2014, Cleary Gottlieb partner Leah Brannon participated in the ABA Section of Antitrust Law’s teleconference “The FTC’s McWane Decision – The Start of a Trend of an Isolated Event?” presented by the Section’s Unilateral Conduct and Pricing Conduct Committee. Ms. Brannon appeared on the panel discussing the implications of the FTC’s long-awaited decision in the case against McWane, Inc. for allegedly colluding in and seeking to monopolize the domestic pipe fittings market. For the first time in almost two decades, the FTC ruled against claims it had voted to litigate, reversing the Administrative Law Judge’s decision on one count, affirming another count, and dismissing the remaining counts on various grounds.