Past Event

Gary Reback

Thu, May 14 2009 - 7:00pm

Gary Reback

Counsel, Carr & Ferrell LLP; Author, Free the Market!

Is Google the new Microsoft? Should government block consolidation in Silicon Valley industries like software and pharmaceuticals? And how should competition policy deal with companies that are “too big to fail”? Best known for spearheading the efforts that led to the federal lawsuit against Microsoft in the 1990s, Reback draws on behind-the-scenes accounts of significant Silicon Valley events and leading high-tech lawsuits involving top companies such as Apple, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and AT&T to paint a tableau of government policy gone awry. He will discuss entrepreneurs, innovation and the competitive struggle – and what needs to be done to foster growth by reversing policies that many fear favor a few big, entrenched firms.

Location: Kellogg Auditorium, Silicon Valley Bank, 3005 Tasman Drive, Santa Clara
Time: 6:30 p.m. check-in, 7 p.m. program, 8 p.m. book signing
Cost: $20 members and nonmembers advance ticket purchase, $25 members and non-members at the door
Also know: In association with the Yale Club Silicon Valley. Photo credit: Scott Lasky