Career Series: Lecture on American Antitrust Law Practice
On October 13, 2014, Melissa H. Maxman, a leading litigator with a specialty in antitrust litigation in the United State, gave a lecture on American antitrust law.
Ms. Maxman is currently a member in the firm Cozen O’Conner’s Commercial Litigation Group and the cochair of the Antitrust Practice Group, working in the Washington, D.C., office. In addition to her antitrust practice, she has extensive experience in RICO and environmental law and commercial and criminal litigation. Ms. Maxman has advised domestic corporations on international antitrust issues, including the coordination of compliance with U.S., and foreign antitrust laws by U.S. corporations and their foreign subsidiaries. She has also advised foreign corporations on the application of and compliance with U.S. antitrust laws. She has represented clients in civil and criminal matters before the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, in actions before the Federal Trade Commission, and in private civil matters. Ms. Maxman has prosecuted and defended complex litigation, including class actions, involving antitrust, RICO, environmental and intellectual property laws.
In the lecture, Ms. Maxman gave a comprehensive introduction of US antitrust law and shared her experience of being an antitrust litigator in US. Based on her practice, she used vivid examples to explain why an antitrust law is needed, the types of antitrust law violation and its consequences and also her suggestions on antitrust compliance. She introduced the Sherman Act and the related concepts which are essential to understanding of the law.
Ms. Maxman’s observations and advice gave the students an opportunity to expose to this important practice area which is an area of intense attention and growing importance in China. This lecture is one of the series of programs arranged by the Career Services Office to give students an opportunity to learn more about the broad array of career options in law.