EI Vice President Henry B. McFarland participated in ABA Antitrust Section program.

He is discussing the recent US Department of Justice challenge to the proposed merger of American Airlines and US Airways.He discussed the various economic arguments that the government might have put forward at trial to support its position that the merger was anticompetitive, and the merging parties’ possible responses to those arguments. He also discussed the likely economic effects of the settlement agreement between the Department and the airlines.