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Haas hosts hearings on monopoly

25 January 2007

ATTENTION: Business and political writers and editors

Contact: Kathleen Maclay, Media Relations
(510) 643-5651 kmaclay@berkeley.edu

Joint public hearings at the University of California, Berkeley's Haas School of Business organized by the U.S. Justice Department's Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to explore when business conduct constitutes federally prohibited monopolization, when certain business behavior is legitimately pro-competitive, and where further government guidance would be helpful.

The hearings will be hosted by UC Berkeley's Competition Policy Center and Center for Law and Technology. They will be Webcast live at: http://iber.berkeley.edu/cpc.

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 31, 9:30 a.m. - noon and 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Wells Fargo Room, fourth floor of Cheit Hall at the Haas School of Business on Gayley Road, just west of Kleeberger Field. A map is on the Web at: http://www.berkeley.edu/map/maps/CD67.html.

Executives from QUALCOMM, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, AMD and other firms will testify on Tuesday. Professors from law, economics and business at UC Berkeley and Stanford University who have experience with the Justice Department and Federal Communications Commission will testify on Tuesday.

More information about the hearings is available from Gail Kursh with the Justice Department's Antitrust Division at singlefirmconduct@usdoj.gov or from Patricia Schultheiss with the FTC at section2hearings@ftc.gov.

Anyone who wishes to attend and needs disability-related accommodations should contact the Competition Policy Center at barde@haas.berkeley.edu or call (510) 642-8351 by Jan. 26.