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Our Curious Amalgam Podcast Hosted by Alicia Downey: Should Congress Enact Federal Data Privacy Legislation? The Case for a National Consumer Data Protection and Enforcement Regime

As millions of consumers around the world interact daily with online businesses and social media platforms, the call for Congress to enact enhanced data privacy and security laws at the federal level has grown louder. How far should federal legislation go in preempting the emerging patchwork of state data privacy laws? In this episode, hosts Alicia Downey and John Roberti talk with Maureen Ohlhausen, former Acting Chairman of the FTC, about whether comprehensive federal data privacy legislation is a better approach to regulating the collection, use, and sharing of consumers’ personal data. Listen to this episode to learn more about the FTC’s role in enforcing existing consumer data privacy laws and the key differences among the current proposals for broader federal legislation. Click here to access the podcast.

Our Curious Amalgam Podcast Hosted by Alicia Downey: Is Equality a Value of Competition Law? A Conversation with Professor Eleanor Fox

Extreme inequality of wealth and income has been identified as a societal failure and a threat to democracy all over the world. Is competition law the cause or the cure for that inequality? In this episode, we talk with Professor Eleanor Fox of New York University School of Law about her research into the deep connections between wealth and income inequality and competition law in the U.S. and other jurisdictions. Listen to this episode to learn about these connections and the case for including an “equality value” in antitrust analysis. Click here to access the podcast.

Our Curious Amalgam Podcast Hosted by Alicia Downey: What’s the Plan? A Conversation with Antitrust Law Section Chair Jonathan Gleklen and Counsel to the Chair Yasmine Harik

Every August the Antitrust Law Section elevates the designated Chair-Elect to the position of Chair. This year, the gavel passes to Jonathan Gleklen, who has been involved in the leadership of the Section for the past twenty years. In this episode, co-hosts Alicia Downey and John Roberti talk about the Section’s goals and priorities for the coming year with Jon and Yasmine Harik, who will support Jon in the important role of Counsel to the Chair. Listen to this episode and get to know Jon and Yasmine as they step into their new leadership roles. Click here to access the podcast.

Alicia Downey Included in 2022 Best Lawyers of America

Alicia Downey has been selected for inclusion in the 28th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the categories of Antitrust Law and Antitrust Litigation. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review surveys designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.

Our Curious Amalgam Podcast Hosted by Alicia Downey: Dovetail or Discord? The Evolving Relationship between Antitrust and Data Privacy Law

Regulators and academics in the United States and beyond are increasingly focused on the interaction between data privacy and antitrust, both in mergers and challenges to the unilateral conduct of dominant digital firms. Professor Erika Douglas is a leading voice in the vanguard of thinkers considering the ways in which data privacy and antitrust laws interact with each other currently and how they should interact in the future. Join co-hosts Alicia Downey and Christina Ma for an in-depth exploration with Professor Douglas about the tensions and touchpoints between competition and data privacy. Listen to this episode to understand cutting edge issues of concern to global digital businesses and the consumers who engage with them. Click here to access the podcast.

Our Curious Amalgam Podcast Hosted by Alicia Downey: What Advice Do You Have for a Young Lawyer? Words of Wisdom from Our Guests

In many past episodes of Our Curious Amalgam guests were asked what career advice they would give to their younger selves. As hosts Alicia Downey, John Roberti, and Jessica Watters discovered, the answers to that question were educational, brilliant, sometimes unexpected, and always heartfelt. The best of that advice is featured in a single episode highlighting words of wisdom from some of the brightest lights in the field of antitrust and consumer protection. No matter where you are in your career path, listen to the episode for inspiration on how to lay the groundwork for success in any practice setting. Click here to access the podcast.