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Journal of Labor and Employment Law Presents 2002 Symposium

The University of Pennsylvania Journal of Labor and Employment Law presented “Municipal Unions and Municipal Governance” as its 2002 Symposium in February. Emeritus Professor of Law Clyde W. Summers led a panel of experts in the initial discussion and orientation about municipal unions. Randall J. Sommovilla L’72, Of Counsel with Philadelphia firm Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, addressed issues in representing cities. The second panel, “The Impact of Municipal Unions on a City,” addressed city management issues and differing perspectives on the economics of municipal unions and their cities. The final panel of practitioners took on the topic “States and Their Municipal Unions,” speaking specifically about what the takeover by Pennsylvania of the Philadelphia School System might mean to municipal unions, and the future of City/Union relations. The symposium was organized by Executive Symposium Editor Vijay Kapoor L’02.

Thwarted Merger Focus of Journal of International Economic Law Symposium

“Can We Regulate Competition Internationally?: A Case Study of the Attempted GE/Honeywell Merger” was the 2002 Symposium presented by the Journal of International Economic Law in April. Bringing together speakers and panelists from around the world, and from practice and academia Editor-in- Chief Paula Y. Garrett and Symposium Editors Mark E. Proctor and Kenneth L. Racowski assembled a program that attempted to get at the core of why the merger failed, specifically examining antitrust and national security concerns that were at the forefront of the deal. Speakers included Eleanor Fox, Professor of Law at NYU Law School; William Kolasky of the U.S. Department of Justice; Edward T. Swaine, Assistant Professor of Legal Studies at Wharton; and Dr. Stefan Schmitz of the firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in London. Panelists included Dimitri Giotakos, Competition Directorate General of the European Commission; Ronald A. Stern of GE; and Abbott (Tad) B. Lipsky Jr. of Latham and Watkins.

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