BARRY HAWK: I would be remiss in my duties as a Fordham man
and as a citizen if I did not publicly acknowledge the extraordinary
services that a gentleman has given me personally, Fordham, and the
international antitrust community over the years. There is a rumor that
this gentleman is going to leave his present position, and if there is no
more home for him at the Federal Trade Commission, there’s certainly
always a home for him at Fordham.
As a token of our appreciation to Bill Kovacic, I want to give him a
plaque, if you would come up here, Bill. This is truly a token of
appreciation. I mean this very sincerely. There is nothing that can capture
the thanks and gratitude that I have personally, as an individual and for
Fordham, for everything you have done.
WILLIAM KOVACIC: Thank you.
FREDERIC JENNY: Let me join Barry in telling all of you how much
Bill Kovacic has contributed to the field of competition law and policy. We
will miss him as Commissioner, and we will be happy to find him again as
Teacher. He has always been a great teacher.
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s a great pleasure for me to have been asked
to chair this panel on “Antitrust Fact-Finding in Judicial and Administrative
Frederic Jenny, Cour de Cassation, Paris
Rachel Brandenburger, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, Washington
Ian S. Forrester, White & Case, Brussels
William Kovacic, Federal Trade Commission, Washington
Ewoud Sakkers, DG Competition, Brussels
Prof. Dr. Jacques Steenbergen, Belgian Competition Authority, Brussels
Nils Wahl, General Court of the EU, Luxembourg