EI Vice President Gloria Hurdle, was a Panelist on the Brown-Bag Presentation entitled “Southwest/Air Tran Merger: Important Airline Competition Issues; Local Effects.”

The brown bag was sponsored by the Antitrust and Consumer Law Section and the Antitrust Committee of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia.  Dr. Hurdle has testified in a number of matters, including testimony on airline mergers on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice before the Civil Aeronautics Board and the Department of Transportation.  She has also testified before the Special Master to the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund; the Competition Tribunal in Ottawa, Canada; and U.S. District Court.  She has co-authored a report on airline Global Distribution System rules and has submitted comments on airport take-off and landing slots.  Dr. Hurdle has also assisted in a number of mergers and other antitrust matters involving such diverse industries as cement and ready mix concrete, defense, pharmaceuticals and other medical products, book publishing, containers, and cruise ships.