George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

The GAI Spring Conversation Series 2023

Alexandre Cordeiro Macedo and Noah Joshua Phillips

On March 30, 2023, lawyers, economists, and academics gathered in Washington, DC, to attend the GAI’s Annual Spring Conversation Series at the Conrad Hotel.

The Global Antitrust Institute welcomed Alexandre Cordeiro Macedo (pictured left above), president of the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE)—Brazil’s national competition regulator—who spoke with Abbott (Tad) Lipsky Jr., adjunct professor of law and director of the GAI’s Competition Advocacy Program at Antonin Scalia Law School. They discussed the unique and common challenges of enforcing antitrust in Brazil as well competition law worldwide.

The GAI also welcomed former FTC Commissioner Noah Joshua Phillips (pictured right above) at the event. Now a partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, Noah Phillips spoke with Senior Circuit Judge Douglas Ginsburg about a range of antitrust topics, including consumer protection, privacy issues, and the FTC’s current regulatory efforts.