Public Board Dinner – The Antitrust Agencies – How Washington DC is Grappling with Silicon Valley

Date: Monday, June 03, 2019
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Location: Il Fornaio
520 Cowper Street
(at the Garden Court Hotel)
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Are you a current public company board member, have served as a public company director in the past and are actively seeking a new position, or a board member of a company anticipating an IPO and wish to be part of this event?


Antitrust enforcement in the tech sector has been increasingly in the spotlight as debate continues regarding the application of the antitrust laws to evolving technology markets. But what are the practical implications for Silicon Valley companies?

Please join us for a discussion with Sonia Pfaffenroth, former Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil and Criminal Operations at the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, to find out more about these issues and other hot topics in antitrust enforcement.


Our Distinguished Speaker


Sonia Kuester Pfaffenroth

Arnold & Porter

Sonia Kuester Pfaffenroth is an antitrust partner at Arnold & Porter who focuses her practice on helping clients address complex antitrust issues in the US and globally. She rejoined the firm in 2017 from the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice (DOJ) where she served most recently as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil and Criminal Operations. In that role, Ms. Pfaffenroth was responsible for supervising both civil and criminal antitrust enforcement efforts, as well as the Division’s work with antitrust and competition law enforcement agencies worldwide.

While at the DOJ, Ms. Pfaffenroth oversaw a number of the Division’s most significant matters, including the Division’s challenges to the Anthem/Cigna and Aetna/Humana mergers and the American Express litigation. In addition to her responsibilities with respect to the Division’s international program, she also supervised a broad range of legal policy initiatives and competition advocacy efforts.


Hosts for our ACG Silicon Valley Public Board Circle Dinners

Garrett Herbert – Managing Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Nick O’Keefe – Partner, Arnold & Porter
Diane Frankle – Senior Counsel, Arnold & Porter
Gunjeet Baweja – Managing Director, Global Head of Semiconductors & Electronics, Jefferies Technology Group