Mission Statement

The section's purpose is to promote the objects of the State Bar of Texas within the area of gathering, improving, and analyzing existing laws regarding Antitrust and Business Litigation as well as Antitrus Compliance and Counseling, and to keep the members of the State Bar of Texas advised in those regards. All of our acts shall be subject to the laws governing the State Bar of Texas and its policies, rules, and regulations.

2014 - 2015 Annual Report of the Section

Thomas R. Jackson, Immediate Past Chair


The Antitrust and Business Litigation Section had yet another extremely active year. The section continued its quarterly publication of the Texas Business Litigation Journal, including mits annual survey articles on developments in antitrust law, arbitration, business torts, class actions, Delaware fiduciary law, personal jurisdiction, expert witness law, and securities law. The section presented a program at the 2014 State Bar Annual Meeting titled “Federal and State Antitrust Review of Mergers—Strategies and Practical Guidance for the Challenge to American Airlines/U.S. Airways,” with speakers Joe Alioto, Renata Hesse, Bruce McDonald, and Bruce Wark. The section also presented its Ninth Annual Distinguished Counselor Award to Allene Evans, a leading antitrust lawyer and former chair of the section. At the 2015 State Bar Annual Meeting, the section presented a program titled “Inside the Insider Trading Trial of Mark Cuban,” with speaker Tom Melsheimer. Finally, the section is preparing a trial training session for members of the Texas Attorney General’s Office to be presented in the fall.

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