Symposium 2014 | The FTC at 100

Save the date for the GW Law Review‘s Annual Symposium, The FTC at 100: Centennial Commemorations and Proposals for Progress, which will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014, in Washington, DC. This year’s symposium, hosted in conjunction with GW Law Professor and former FTC Chairman William E. Kovacic, aims to celebrate the successes of our nation’s oldest federal regulatory agency and confront the challenges it faces moving forward.

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Friday, November 7, 2014

6 PM: Welcome Event: Conversation Between Justice Stephen G. Breyer of the United States Supreme Court and Dean Alan Morrison of The George Washington University Law School (Invitation-Only Event)

Saturday, November 8, 2014

9 AM: Registration

9:30 AM: Opening Remarks

10:15 AM: Panel 1 – The FTC and Administrative Law

  • Moderator: Tim Wu, Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
  • Discussant: Jeffrey S. Lubbers, Professor of Practice in Administrative Law, American University, Washington College of Law
  • Richard J. Pierce, Jr., Lyle T. Alverson Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School
  • Daniel A. Crane, Associate Dean for Faculty and Research and Frederick Paul Furth, Sr. Professor of Law, University of Michigan
  • [addlink url=”” text=”David A. Hyman”], H. Ross & Helen Workman Chair in Law and Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois College of Law

11:30 AM: Panel 2 – The FTC and Competition Law

  • Moderator: Joshua D. Wright, George Mason Law School and FTC Commissioner
  • Discussant: Jonathan B. Baker, Professor of Law, American University, Washington College of Law
  • [addlink url=”″ text=”Andrew Gavil”], FTC Director of the Office of Policy Planning and Professor of Law, Howard University Law School
  • Hillary Greene, Professor of Law, University of Connecticut School of Law
  • D. Daniel Sokol, Professor of Law, University of Florida, Levin College of Law
  • Ilene Knable Gotts, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rozen & Katz

1:00 PM: Banquet Lunch and Keynote by the Honorable Douglas H. Ginsburg of the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

2:30 PM: Panel 3 – The FTC as a Consumer Protection and Privacy Agency

  • Moderator: Maureen K. Ohlhausen, FTC Commissioner
  • Discussant: [addlink url=”” text=”Lydia Parnes”], Partner, Wilson Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati
  • Daniel J. Solove, John Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School and Woodrow N. Hartzog, Associate Professor, Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • J. Howard Beales, III, Professor of Strategic Management and Public Policy, The George Washington University School of Business and Timothy J. Muris, University Foundation Professor of Law, George Mason University Law School
  • David Vladeck, Georgetown University Law Center

3:45 PM: Panel 4 – The Future of the FTC Roundtable

  • Moderator: William E. Kovacic, Global Competition Professor of Law and Policy, The George Washington University Law School
  • [addlink url=”” text=”Bill Blumenthal”], Partner, Sidley Austin and Former General Counsel of the FTC
  • Eleanor M. Fox, Walter J. Derenberg Professor of Trade Regulation, New York University School of Law
  • Thomas Krattenmaker, Former Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center and Former Dean, William & Mary Law School
  • Stephen Calkins, Professor of Law, Wayne State University Law School and Competition Authority of Ireland

5:00: Evening Reception

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