On July 28, 2015, graduate students with the OIEP-sponsored joint Master's degree program in Criminal Justice visited the offices of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in Washington, DC. DOJ senior economist Russell Pittman—who arranged the visit—and DOJ senior trial attorneys Jon Jacobs and Sonia Mittal briefed the students on the Division's civil and criminal enforcement activities.
The presentations covered a variety of topics, including landmarks in U.S. antitrust law such as the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890 and the Clayton Antitrust Act of 1914, monopolization, abuse of dominance, mergers, and collusion to fix prices.
Dr. Pittman explained how U.S. antitrust laws have served as models for similar legislation throughout the world, including China, while attorney Jacobs and attorney Mittal provided a detailed and interactive look at criminal prosecution of price-fixing agreements.
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