Jason Dubner Acts as Editor of ABA Antitrust Committee Spring Newsletter

CHICAGO, March 19, 2018 – Butler Rubin partner Jason Dubner served as editor for the Spring 2018 newsletter for the Insurance & Financial Services Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law. The Exchange periodically publishes articles on topics relevant to antitrust and consumer protection in the insurance and finance industries. https://connect.americanbar.org/antitrust/communities/community-home

This edition of The Exchange begins with a recap of the recent Supreme Court argument in Ohio v. American Express.  Katherine Rocco reviews both the procedural posture preceding the Supreme Court appeal, as well as the Q&A between the Justices and counsel for the parties at the oral argument held February 26, 2018.  Stuart Gurrea and Jonathan Neuberger next discuss recent allegations of collusive behavior in financial markets and the degree to which, if true, those allegations undermine market innovation and efficiency.  Finally, Austin Ownbey shares highlights from the IFS Committee’s teleconference examining the role of purchasing cost savings in merger analysis held December 13, 2017.

Since joining Butler Rubin in 1999, Dubner has represented companies in both federal and state courts, in a variety of insurance and competition law matters – involving allegations of RICO, fraud, conspiracy and breach of contract. Dubner has also handled a number of significant reinsurance arbitrations, successfully representing both cedents and reinsurers.  In addition, he regularly advises clients on changes to their existing product distribution networks and in connection with opt-out antitrust litigation.  Dubner currently serves as a Vice-Chair of the ABA’s Section of Antitrust Law, Insurance and Financial Services Committee.

About Butler Rubin

Formed in 1980, Chicago-based Butler Rubin assists clients nationally and internationally in complex business disputes in both arbitration and litigation, including those involving antitrust and distribution, class actions, defense of corporate directors and officers, employment, financial services, healthcare, insurance, post-closing disputes and reinsurance.