Reminder to be Read Aloud at Trade Association Meetings


Summary

This form is a reminder or warning that can be read aloud at the beginning of a trade association meeting to remind participants of the antitrust risks inherent in competitor meetings and simple steps to minimize that risk. You will need to tailor this form to the needs of the specific trade association. For example, the sections on standard-setting and benchmarking should be omitted if your trade association does not conduct those activities. This template includes practical guidance and drafting notes. For a general background on how trade association activity may be illegal under the Sherman Act, see the trade association discussion in the practice note Horizontal Restraints. For a background of how trade association activity may serve as the basis for criminal prosecution, see the trade association discussion in the practice note Cartel Prohibition. For a discussion of an assessment of trade association activity as an important part of an antitrust compliance program, see the ...