Jon Jacobson and Wendy Waszmer Talk Rock ‘n’ Roll and Leniency with ABA’s Antitrust Law Section

In two recent podcasts, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati antitrust partners Jon Jacobson and Wendy Waszmer sat down for in-depth talks with the American Bar Association’s (ABA’s) “Our Curious Amalgam” podcast series to explore topics in antitrust, consumer protection, and privacy law around the world.

In the first episode, Jon, an avid rock music fan and former chair of the ABA’s Section of Antitrust Law, explores how antitrust theories apply to the rock ’n’ roll music genre and industry with hosts John Roberti and Elyse Dorsey. The legal pros discuss why rock music has been the subject of a number of antitrust investigations and litigations over the last 25 or so years, starting with Pearl Jam and going through the present day.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), companies and individuals in criminal cartels can avoid prosecution if they self-report to the department’s leniency program. In the second episode, podcast hosts Wendy Waszmer and John Roberti spoke with Lisa Phelan and Craig Lee—both former DOJ prosecutors who have been at the center of a number of the key cases driven by leniency—about whether they believe that leniency applications may be down and, if so, what that means for cartel enforcement.

To listen to the podcasts and learn more, visit the Our Curious Amalgam’s website.