EI Vice-President Henry B. McFarland Chairs Session On Benchmark Prices.

Henry B. McFarland was moderator and session chair for a panel on “Looming Temptation: Antitrust and Benchmark Pricing,” which was presented at the Antitrust Section Spring Meetings in March. The panel considered benchmark prices’ potential for both anticompetitive harms and procompetitive benefits. It examined how firms that use benchmark prices, such as LIBOR in finance and Platts prices in energy, could avoid anticompetitive conduct and possible legal liability.