Farmer testifies before U.S. House Judiciary Committee

July 13, 2010

At the request of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Courts and Competition, Penn State Law Professor Beth Farmer testified at a hearing on the impact of China's antitrust Law and other competition policies on U.S. companies. Particular issues that were addressed included merger review, monopoly, state owned enterprises and intellectual property. The hearing was held in the Rayburn House Office Building at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 13.

Other panelists included Tad Lipsky, a partner in the D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and former deputy Assistant Attorney General in the 1980s; Thomas Barnett, a partner in the D.C. office of Covington & Burling, co-chair of the Antitrust & Consumer Law Practice Group, and recent Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Justice Department's Antitrust Division; and Shanker A. Singham, a partner with Squire Sanders and chairman of the International Roundtable on Trade and Competition Policy Inc.

Farmer is in her second year as reporter for the International Competition Network (ICN) and was recently appointed co-chair of the International Outreach Committee of the American Antitrust Institute with Penn State Law Professor Stephen Ross. In 2008, Professor Farmer spent the spring semester as a Fulbright scholar researching and lecturing on antitrust law at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China.

Visit the House Judiciary Committee's website for more information. Click here to read Farmer's testimony.

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