Antitrust and Competition Law Online Course
Today’s legal and business environments make training on antitrust and competition laws more important than ever. In the last five years, the U.S. Department of Justice and European Commission have levied billions of dollars in fines and penalties – bringing new focus to antitrust issues in the workplace. To employees, competition laws are broad and encompass areas and conduct that they rarely intuitively understand. Combined with the pressure to produce results, employees make decisions and take shortcuts that violate competition laws around the globe. Antitrust and competitions laws are being enforced both in the U.S. and globally. Violations can lead to costly investigations, lawsuits, enforcement actions and–ultimately–expensive penalties and even prison for the individual and business leaders involved. This course provides learners with an overview of U.S. antitrust law, explains common mistakes, and gives employees practical advice they can use. It also gives employees the guidance they need to understand competition rules and your policies.
This course gives learners an introduction to and primer on the basics of antitrust and anti-competition laws. It uses live action video scenarios, engaging animations and interactions, and straightforward language to translate antitrust principles for today’s worker. As importantly, it gives learners the kind of practical guidance and instruction that they can absorb and apply in their day to day work and interactions with competitors.
Course length: 30 minutes
Audience: Managers and employees
- Key risk areas, including collusive agreements, distributors/resellers, and dominant businesses
- Per se violations between competitors, including price fixing, bid rigging, and market allocation agreements
- Practical advice on kinds of communications and behavior that invite costly and distracting investigations, even if short of a technical violation of the law
- Consequences for violations, including the potential for costly fines, penalties, and criminal prosecutions
- The importance of learning and understanding your policies and guidance
- Course and policy certification
- Created in collaboration with course experts that include a veteran prosecutor with the United States Department of Justice who responsible for investigating and prosecuting some of the highest-profile antitrust cases in U.S. history and a nationally recognized antitrust lawyer who has counseled and defended many of the largest companies in the U.S.
- Gives learners direct, in course, Q&A access to course experts
- Tailored to include your branding and policies
- Includes curated, dynamic presentation of learner questions and answers
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Jarod Bona is an antitrust attorney and the founder of Bona Law PC, an antitrust boutique law firm. He also writes for a blog he founded called The Antitrust Attorney Blog (www.TheAntitrustAttorney.com). Before starting Bona Law, he spent a dozen years as an attorney with the large international law firms DLA Piper and Gibson Dunn. Jarod has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in complex antitrust litigation, targets of government investigations, and companies seeking antitrust counseling. He has also helped to create company antitrust policies and has advised on competition issues relating to mergers and acquisitions.
Jarod graduated from Harvard Law School in 2001 and followed that up by clerking for Judge James B. Loken on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Jarod takes a practical approach to antitrust-law practice, recognizing that his role is to help his clients evaluate risks and look for opportunities.
Bob Connolly served in the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice for 33 years. He was the Chief of the Division’s Mid Atlantic office from 1994 until the office was closed in 2013. He won several awards at the DOJ including its highest honor for a trial victory—the John Marshall Award. He has prosecuted antitrust cases from regional road construction companies to Fortune 500 companies, many of which resulted in executives being convicted and sent to jail. In private practice Bob has defended executives in price fixing investigations. Above all things, Bob understands the importance of education and an effective antitrust compliance program.
Bob was a Fellow at Yale University and an adjunct professor of antitrust law at several law schools. He has a blog, Cartel Capers, that has won ABA Antitrust Section awards. He has had leadership positions in the American Bar Association and the California Lawyers Association and has spoken to many groups on antitrust compliance.