Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Antitrust Modernization Commission to Hold Public Meeting on Recommendations

This posting was written by Jeffrey May, editor of CCH Trade Regulation Reporter.

The Antitrust Modernization Commission will hold a public meeting on February 22 to deliberate on possible recommendations regarding the antitrust laws to Congress and the President. The meeting will be held in the main conference room at the law offices of Morgan Lewis, 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.

Materials relating to the meeting will be made available on the AMC web site [www.amc.gov] in advance of the meeting. For additional information, contact Andrew J. Heimert, Executive Direct and General Counsel, Antitrust Modernization Commission by telephone (202-233-0701) or e-mail (info@amc.gov).

Interested members of the public are invited to attend, with advance registration required. Persons wishing to attend should submit their names by e-mail (meetings@amc.gov) or call Mr. Heimert before noon on February 21.

The Antitrust Modernization Commission was created by statute in 2002 to (1) examine whether the need exists to modernize the antitrust laws and to identify and study related issues, (2) solicit views of all parties concerned with the operation of the antitrust laws, (3) evaluate the advisability of proposals and current arrangements with respect any issues identified, and (4) prepare and submit a report to Congress and the President.

The Commission consists of 12 members—four appointed by the President, four appointed by the leadership of the Senate, and four appointed by the leadership of the House of Representatives.

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