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The MSBA's Antitrust Section Presents



Recent Activities of the Department of Justice Antitrust Division, including the ATT – T-Mobile Merger Challenge and the Division’s Renewed Focus on Litigation.


Joseph Wayland, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice  

Joseph Wayland, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, will speak on recent Division activities, including merger challenges and litigation. Mr. Wayland came to the Justice Department in September 2010 as the Division’s First Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Enforcement. In addition to managing key merger reviews, he was responsible for all of the Division’s civil litigation and non-merger investigations. Mr. Wayland also served as the Division’s chief trial counsel.

Last year, Wayland helped the Division secure a victory in its challenge to AT&T’s proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA after four months of litigation. Mr. Wayland also led the Division’s first successful trial challenge in almost ten years, blocking H&R Block from acquiring TaxAct after a two-week trial.

Before joining the Justice Department, Mr. Wayland was a partner at Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where his practice focused on complex business litigation, including antitrust and securities matters. He has served as lead trial counsel in numerous federal and state trials involving antitrust, fraud, contract, and regulatory matters. He was elected a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2009.

1 hour of Standard CLE credit applied for. The event code is 172237.



Date:   Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Time:  Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Location:   Dorsey & Whitney, LLP
50 South Sixth Street, Suite 1500, Minneapolis, MN 55402 

The CLE will take place in the Minnesota Room. The receptionist on the 15th floor will direct you to the room.

Lunch will begin at Noon, followed by the CLE program from
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Antitrust Law Section Member:  $25.00

MSBA Member but not an Antitrust Law Section Member:  $30.00

Join the Antitrust Law Section and attend this meeting for FREE (You must be a current MSBA member but not an Antitrust Section member. Pay the 12-month section dues and your section membership will expire on June 30, 2013.): $27.00

Non-MSBA Members:  $35.00

Law Students:  Free

Teleconferencing is available. Teleconferencing instructions will be sent by e-mail on Tuesday, October 9. Registrations must be received no later than October 5 in order to receive the instructions.

Cancellation Policy:
Refunds will be processed for cancellation requests received in writing on or before noon on the registration deadline. Requests should be directed to the event contact person listed at the bottom of this notice. Cancellation requests received after this time are not eligible for refunds. You may send a colleague in your place if you are unable to join us and the registration deadline has passed.