Distance Learning

​The Supreme Court's Ruling on Antitrust Immunity for State Regulatory Boards: North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC and Its Implications - (Intermediate) On Demand Recording

Recorded On: 05/01/2015

This roundtable discussion will address the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC, in which the Court held that a state professional regulatory board controlled by active market participants in the profession the board regulates cannot claim "state action" antitrust immunity unless the state actively supervises its conduct. The presenters - including counsel for both the Federal Trade Commission and North Carolina Dental - will share their views on the significance of the Supreme Court's opinion and discuss its implications, including:

  • What options exist for state regulators that want to avoid antitrust liability for their professional regulatory boards?
  • What impact will the Supreme Court's decision have on the willingness of market participants to serve on professional regulatory boards?
  • What does the Supreme Court's decision mean for market participants who are regulated by these boards?

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Intermediate-level programs generally offer focused discussions regarding common legal issues pertaining to the program topic. Intermediate programs include legal updates and changes in the law. Speakers will assume the audience has a working knowledge of this specialty of health law, and there will be limited review of the fundamentals. This program is designed to provide a targeted, comprehensive analysis of the subject matter for those practicing law in this specialty for three to seven years and/or those whose practice is periodically focused in the covered subject area.

Sponsoring AHLA Group:

  • Antitrust Practice Group

​Hashim M. Mooppan


Jones Day
Washington, DC

​Michael L. Sibarium


Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Washington, DC

​Melissa Westman-Cherry


Anticompetitive Practices Division
Federal Trade Commission
Washington, DC

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