Yale School of Management

Frontlines of Global Cartel Enforcement

Panelists
Andy Chen, Professor of Law, Department of Financial and Economic Law, Chung Yuan Christian University
Julius G. Christensen, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Toshiba A.M.erica Electronic Components, Inc.
J. Mark Gidley, Partner, White & Case
Brent Snyder, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Criminal Enforcement, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice

Moderator
Edward A. Snyder, Indra K. Nooyi Dean & William S. Beinecke Professor of Economics and Management, Yale School of Management
 

Video Interview

Andy Chen, Chung Yuan Christian University

Intellectual Input and Output

J. Mark Gidley, White & Case
“The Emergence of Due Process following the Growth of International Antitrust Enforcement” (PDF) 
Antitrust in Developing and Emerging Countries—Conference Papers, 2nd Edition, Concurrences, forthcoming 2016.

J. Mark Gidley, White & Case
“Due Process and Antritrust” (PDF) 

Andy C. M. Chen, Chung Yuan Christian University
“The 2015 Amendments of the Taiwan Fair Trade Act and its Implications for Cartel Enforcement” (PPT)

Andy C. M. Chen, Chung Yuan Christian University
“Justifications and Limitations for Adopting Divergent Competition Policy and Law in Emerging Economies” (PDF)
Denver Journal of International Law and Policy, Vol. 43, No. 4, 2015

Andy C. M. Chen, Chung Yuan Christian University
“Cartels under the Taiwan Fair Trade Act: An Evolutionary Perspective” (PDF)
Cartels in Asia: Law and Practice, 2015

Kenneth Heyer, Global Antitrust Institute, George Mason University School of Law
“A World of Uncertainty: Economics and the Globalization of Antitrust,” 2004 (PDF)

Dennis W. Carlton, University of Chicago, and Kenneth Heyer, Global Antitrust Institute, George Mason University School of Law
“Extraction vs. Extension: The Basis For Formulating Antitrust Policy Towards Single-Firm Conduct” (PDF)
 

Biographies

Andy Chen

Department of Financial and Economic Law

Chung Yuan, Christian University, Taiwan, former Commissioner of the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission Professor Chen is currently Professor of Law in the Department of Financial and Economic Law at Chung Yuan Christian University in Taiwan. He served as Commissioner of the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission (TFTC) from 2007 to 2010. During his term at the TFTC, he was responsible for the agency’s international affairs, in addition to his case-reviewing obligations. He supervised submissions and led delegates to annual meetings of the OECD Competition Committee in Paris. His familiarity with international competition laws and policies has made him a regular speaker on related topics to both government agencies and private companies. He also regularly provides expert testimony in lawsuits and advises the TFTC, regulatory agencies as well as private business. Professor Chen earned his law degrees from National Taiwan University, Soochow University (Taiwan), Duke University and Northwestern University (Doctor of Juridical Science). He has published extensively on antitrust and regulatory issues in Chinese and English, mainly from the perspective of economic analysis. His most recent publications include: (1) The LCD Cartel: Impacts and Implications for the Competition Policy of Taiwan, (in WILLIAM E. KOVACIC, AN ANTITRUST TRIBUTE-LIBER AMICORUM, VOL. II, Institute of Competition Law, September 2014); (2) Cartels under the Taiwan Fair Trade Act: An Evolutionary Perspective, (in CARTELS IN ASIA: LAW & PRACTICE, Wolters Kluwer Law and Business, March 2015); and (3) Justifications and Limitations for Adopting Divergent Competition Policy and Law in Emerging Economies, DENVER JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW AND POLICY (Forthcoming in 2015).

Julius Christensen

Vice President and General Counsel Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc

Julius G. Christensen is Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. Mr. Christensen is also a member of the company’s Core Leadership Team and its Chief Risk Management Officer. Among his other duties, Mr. Christensen is responsible for managing the company’s worldwide antitrust litigation and regulatory matters. Prior to joining Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., Mr. Christensen served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of Western Bancorp, a company traded on the Nasdaq National Market, until its acquisition by U.S. Bancorp. Prior to Western Bancorp, Mr. Christensen was an associate in the General Practice Group of Sullivan & Cromwell, where his practice included merger and acquisition transactions and securities offerings. Mr. Christensen holds a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School and Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from the University of California, Los Angeles.

J. Mark Gidley

Partner White & Case

J. Mark Gidley heads White & Case’s Global Antitrust/Competition Practice. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, cartel cases, class actions, and pharmaceutical antitrust cases. He offers his clients a deep knowledge of cross-cultural and multi-jurisdictional legal issues arising in global antitrust matters from his experience in private practice and in government. Mr. Gidley’s work often features investigations of transnational firms in grand jury investigations, parallel class action suits, and civil investigations of pricing and other competitive practices. His cartel cases have established fundamental due process rights for companies and individuals. Mr. Gidley is among the most experienced lawyers in the US in trying criminal and civil antitrust cases, whether involving claims of price-fixing, monopolization, or stemming from a merger. Mr. Gidley's trial experience informs his approach to evidence gathering, dispositive motions, and counseling clients. His recent victories include successfully defending Nexans in a seven-year DOJ Antitrust Division grand jury investigation, summary judgment in the Warner Chilcott/Actavis “product hopping” case and Toshiba in two jury trials regarding alleged cartel activity in the LCD industry. Other recent victories also include representation of Stolt-Nielsen in the April 2010 US Supreme Court ruling in the AnimalFeeds case, which defines the contours of permissible class arbitration. Mr. Gidley has an active merger and acquisitions practice as well. Most recently, he successfully represented Toyota Industries in an acquisition that tested the US DOJ’s newly aggressive review of vertical transactions, and Pilot Travel Centers in its Flying J acquisition.


Brent Snyder

Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Criminal Enforcement, Antitrust Division U.S. Department of Justice

Brent Snyder serves as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Criminal Enforcement in the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice. Mr. Snyder has served in the Antitrust Division since 2003. Mr. Snyder was a Trial Attorney in the Antitrust Division's National Criminal Enforcement Section from 2003 until 2011 and in its San Francisco Office from 2011 until 2013.

Mr. Snyder has been a Deputy Assistant Attorney General since November 2013. Mr. Snyder has played a key role in some of the Antitrust Division's most important recent investigations and trials, including thin-film transistor liquid crystal display panels, coastal water freight, and air transportation. Mr. Snyder twice has received the Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service; he has been awarded an Antitrust Division Award of Distinction; and most recently, California Lawyer magazine named him as a California attorney of the Year in 2013.

Mr. Snyder is a 1989 graduate of Seattle Pacific University and a 1992 graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, where he served on the Texas Law Review. Before joining the Antitrust Division in 2003, Mr. Snyder completed a federal judicial clerkship and practiced law at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker in Los Angeles and Perkins Coie in Seattle.

Edward A. Snyder

Indra K. Nooyi Dean & William S. Beinecke Professor of Economics and Management, Yale School of Management

Edward A. Snyder is Dean and William S. Beinecke Professor of Economics and Management at the Yale School of Management. As Dean, he has overall responsibility for the school’s academic programs, for enhancing its reputation, and for strengthening its finances. The school’s objectives are: (i) to be the business school that is most involved with its home university: eminent and purposeful Yale; (ii) to be the most global U.S. business school in ways that are differentiating and meaningful, given how the world's economy has developed; and (iii) to be recognized as the best source of elevated leaders for all sectors and regions.

During his tenure at Yale, the school has (i) developed the first global network of top business schools, (ii) introduced its Master of Advanced Management degree for graduates of the Global Network for Advanced Management, (iii) implemented a new, required Leadership Development Program for all Master’s students, and (iv) forged yet stronger programmatic relationships with other Yale professional schools.

Mr. Snyder began his professional career as an economist with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. He earned a PhD in Economics and an MA in Public Policy from the University of Chicago. He began his academic career at the University of Michigan where he developed programs in Central Europe, China, India, and Russia. His research and teaching is focused on industrial organization, antitrust economics, law and economics, and financial institutions.

Previously, Mr. Snyder was the Dean and George Shultz Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.