WASHINGTON, DC—Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Jason Hicks will be a speaker in an American Bar Association teleconference on “The Robinson-Patman Act and E-Commerce: Making Sense of an Old Law in the Internet Age”.

For years, the Robinson-Patman Act, a depression-era price discrimination law intended to protect small retailers, has been criticized by some as incompatible with modern antitrust jurisprudence. Today, with the promotion and sales of commodities through the internet, the R-P Act might also be open to criticism as incompatible with the modern economy. This Committee program will provide practical advice to attorneys interested in how e-commerce might impact their counseling on compliance with the various provisions of the R-P Act.

Hicks will be joined in the April 18 teleconference by Alica Downey of Downey Law LLC. Paul Saint-Antoine of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP will moderate the discussion, which is presented by the ABA’s Antitrust Section.

Jason Hicks has experience litigating cases and counseling clients in a wide variety of matters involving federal and state antitrust laws, franchise and dealer protection statutes, unfair and deceptive trade practices, advertising laws and regulations, industry-specific trade regulations, contract disputes, business torts, and constitutional law. His practice focuses on helping clients efficiently and effectively move their products through various levels of distribution by developing strategies to avoid potential problems, complying with applicable laws and regulations, and litigating disputes that arise along the way.