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DC, St. Louis Attorneys Team Up for ABA Seminar, Antitrust Newsletter

December 12, 2008

Laws within the telecommunications industry change at a rapid pace, making it imperative that lawyers keep up with the latest developments. DC Associates David Zetoony and Bahareh Mostajelean and St. Louis Associate Andrew Hartnett comprise the panel for an upcoming American Bar Association brown bag seminar focused on antitrust and consumer protection cases decided within the past six months that directly affect members of the telecommunications industry.

This audio conference, set for Monday, Dec. 15, is the first in a quarterly series that will survey antitrust and consumer protection cases or developments related to the telecommunications industry. The program focuses on federal and state civil actions as well as Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission and Federal Communications Commission decisions, investigations and policy pronouncements. Participants will have the chance to ask questions and discuss the impact of particular cases in a forum-type setting.

The trio of Zetoony, Mostajelean and Hartnett also teamed up to author an article in the fall edition of The Party Line, the ABA Section of Antitrust Law’s newsletter. Zetoony edited this edition of the newsletter, and co-authored an article related to the most recent developments in antitrust and consumer protection cases. Mostajelean and Hartnett worked as contributing editors on the article.

Zetoony focuses his practice on antitrust and consumer protection litigation and regulation. His litigation experience includes defending clients in civil and criminal cases involving claims of monopolization, attempted monopolization, price fixing, tying and exclusion. Zetoony is vice chair of the ABA’s Section of Antitrust Law Communications Industry Committee.

Mostajelean focuses her practice in commercial litigation. Prior to joining the firm, she was a legal intern with the U.S. Department of Justice, where she participated in depositions and hearings, conducted research and prepared arguments for litigation. During law school at the George Washington University, Mostajelean was editor-in-chief of the George Washington International Law Review.

Hartnett has been involved in antitrust litigation, antitrust counseling, Federal Trade Commission investigations and U.S. premerger filings and international competition law notifications. He also has experience with state and federal consumer protection laws and state and federal franchise laws. Prior to joining the firm, he was a legal intern with the Federal Trade Commission’s Anticompetitive Practices Division. While in law school, he spent a semester studying European business and competition law at the Université Paris-Dauphine.

The Dec. 15 ABA seminar is free, although registration is required. To participate, e-mail Alvita Green-Copper at The dial-in number for the program will be e-mailed to you three days in advance of the program. Contact Diane Odom at (312) 988-5702 ( for more information.

Click here to view the newsletter, The Party Line, fall 2008 edition, as well as other information about the ABA Section of Antitrust Law.

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