Center for American Progress

EVENT ADVISORY: Trump, Gorsuch, and the Concentration of Economic Power
Press Advisory

EVENT ADVISORY: Trump, Gorsuch, and the Concentration of Economic Power

Washington, D.C. — Throughout his campaign, President Donald Trump railed against concentrated economic power, promising to take on monopolies, banks, and other firms that put their corporate interests ahead of the American people. In one of his most important first acts as president, though, Trump nominated conservative Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, who, if confirmed, could have a dramatic impact on antitrust law, labor law, and other areas that affect consumers, workers, and the middle class. On Monday, March 13, the Center for American Progress will host an event to explore the concentration of economic power in America, the role that conservative legal philosophy has played in enabling it, and what the Gorsuch nomination means for its future.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the ranking member of its Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights, will deliver remarks about the growing concentration of economic power; steps policymakers can take to make antitrust enforcement a more effective tool to address this problem; and the broader economic benefits vigorous enforcement will provide to workers, consumers, and small businesses. A panel of legal experts will follow with a discussion of the ways the growing wave of concentration—as well as the Trump administration’s changes to the nation’s administrative, civil rights, and other laws—affect the lives of everyday Americans and what the Gorsuch nomination may mean for the future.

This event is open to press. Please click here to RSVP.

WHO:

Introductory remarks:
Winnie Stachelberg, Executive Vice President for External Affairs, Center for American Progress

Opening keynote:
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)

Featured panelists:
Todd A. Cox, Director of Policy, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc.
Deepak Gupta, Founding Partner, Gupta Wessler
Jonathan Kanter, Partner, Antitrust Group, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Elizabeth Wydra, President, Constitutional Accountability Center

Moderator:
Sabeel Rahman, Assistant Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

WHEN:

Monday, March 13, 2017
12:00 p.m. ET – 1:30 p.m. ET

WHERE:

Center for American Progress
1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C., 20005

For more information or to speak with an expert, please contact Tanya Arditi at tarditi@americanprogress.org or 202.741.6258.