Mobile Payments and Antitrust

posted Jan 31, 2015, 9:59 AM by Jonathan Rubin
The Federal Communications Bar Association Mobile Payments Committee held a brown bag luncheon on Tuesday, January 27 at the Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP law firm, where the topic was "What’s next, Mobile Wallet Neutrality or Wallet Wars? The discussion focused on competition for retailers and gaining access to the point of sale and related public policy issues. What are the implications under competition law of recent announcements of exclusivity and the high-profile retailer rejections of competing applications? Will the class action firms or regulators jump into the fray? Would Title II regulation of the Internet make a difference? What’s a modern consumer to do?

The speakers were Michael Weinberg, Vice President, Public Knowledge; Jonathan Rubin, Antitrust Attorney/Economist; and Kevin Petrasic, of Paul Hastings. The moderator was Brooks Harlow, Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP