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April 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Please join us at the Rock Center for Corporate Governance as we examine the emerging antitrust landscape with Federal Trade Commissioner Noah Phillips, SLS ’05 and a panel of industry leaders and experts. The panel will feature Jamillia Ferris, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Sonja Hoel Perkins, The Perkins Fund, Professor A. Douglas Melamed; and moderated by Mike Callahan, The Stanford Rock Center for Corporate Governance.
|Commissioner Noah Phillips, SLS ’05
Federal Trade CommissionFollowing his nomination by President Donald J. Trump and unanimous confirmation by the United States Senate, Noah Joshua Phillips was sworn in as a Commissioner on the Federal Trade Commission on May 2, 2018. Before coming to the FTC, Phillips served as Chief Counsel to U.S. Senator John Cornyn, of Texas, on the Senate Judiciary Committee. From 2011 to 2018, he advised Senator Cornyn on legal and policy matters including antitrust, constitutional law, consumer privacy, fraud, and intellectual property. Prior to his Senate service, Phillips worked as a litigator at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, in New York City, and Steptoe & Johnson LLP, in Washington, D.C. Phillips began his career at Wasserstein Perella & Co., an investment bank in New York City. Phillips received his A.B. from Dartmouth College and his J.D. from Stanford Law School.
Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Jamillia Ferris is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where she is a member of the antitrust practice. She regularly appears before the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission, representing companies across a range of industries in government antitrust investigations, including mergers and acquisitions and other civil antitrust investigations. Jamillia also provides antitrust counseling on a wide range of business conduct, including joint ventures and pricing and distribution, among others.
To read Ms. Ferris’s full bio, click here.
|Sonja Hoel Perkins
Managing Director, The Perkins FundSonja Hoel Perkins, Managing Director of The Perkins Fund, has been investing in “people and companies that matter” for over 30 years. Considered one of the best performing and most senior professionals in venture capital, Sonja has invested in several startups that have achieved multi billion dollar valuations including: The RealReal, Acme Packet, F5 Networks and McAfee Associates. Sonja began her career at TA Associates, joined Symantec, and then spent 22 years at Menlo Ventures. Sonja is the founder of Broadway Angels, an investment group made up of world-class investors and business executives who all happen to be women, and Project Glimmer, a national nonprofit that inspires every girl to envision and realize her empowered future. Sonja is a board member of Mercy BioAnalytics, Project Glimmer, The Pristine Mind Foundation, and The Center For Politics at the University of Virginia. She is also a member of the Maverick Collective, the C200, and Women Moving Millions. Sonja has been ranked among the “Top Most Powerful People in Global Finance” by Worth Magazine and has received multiple awards for her work with Project Glimmer. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Harvard Business School.
|Professor A. Douglas Melamed
Professor of the Practice of the LawProfessor Melamed was appointed Professor of the Practice of Law in 2015.
From 2009 until 2014, Professor Melamed was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Intel Corporation and was responsible for overseeing Intel’s legal, government affairs and corporate affairs departments. Prior to joining Intel in 2009, he was a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of WilmerHale, a global law firm in which he served as a chair of the Antitrust and Competition Practice Group. His practice included appellate and trial court litigation, counseling, and representing clients in matters before government law enforcement and regulatory agencies. He joined WilmerHale’s predecessor in 1971. From 1996 to 2001, Professor Melamed served in the U.S. Department of Justice as Acting Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division and, before that, as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General.