Greetings from Sharon Lamb, ASMTA 3rd Vice President
Preparations for the 2015 ASMTA Conference on May 28-30, 2015 are moving along, and we wish to thank the official conference blog host – Jennifer Foxx’s FPS Resources!
Presenters and Exhibitors are welcome to submit applications until January 1, 2015. Information and application forms are on the ASMTA website.
FYI … Jerry Colangelo, “immediate past owner” of the Phoenix Suns, and his business partners own the Wigwam Arizona Resort, and there is a golf bag and clubs in the main lobby with Jerry’s name on it – as he is a frequent visitor. My husband, Randy, saw Jerry at the Wigwam when Coldwater Music School students performed there.
The Wigwam is located less than 10 miles from Westgate Entertainment District, home of the Arizona Cardinals and Arizona Coyotes. This “intimate retreat” and Historic Hotel of America is truly remarkable.
We are crossing our fingers that the new state-of-the art Performing Arts Center at Estrella Mountain Community College will be completed and available for the Honors Recital. The word that I received last week is that EMCC is now working on the rental process. EMCC is located within 2 miles of the Wigwam.
1/18/15 ASMTA Conference Schedule
ASMTA Conference Registration
ASMTA 2015 CONFERENCE JANUARY FEATURE:
Antitrust Law Presentation by: Suzanne M. Dallimore, Esq.
Suzanne M. Dallimore, P.C.
1253 East Bishop Drive
Tempe, Arizona 85282
Suzanne M. Dallimore is an “AV” rated trial attorney with thirty-seven years’ experience in antitrust, commercial and general litigation and trials. Suzanne has served as an antitrust prosecutor and plaintiff’s trial lawyer in civil and criminal antitrust trial experience. She has also practiced in commercial and family litigation, fraud, securities fraud and public corruption.
Suzanne has a history of successful antitrust enforcement, including civil and criminal trial experience, both in private practice and as Chief Antitrust Counsel for Utah Attorney General David Wilkinson and former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods.
Suzanne graduated Order of the Coif from the University of Utah College of Law in 1977, and was in private practice before becoming Antitrust Chief Counsel for the Utah Attorney General in 1982. During her tenure there, Suzanne tried the first bid-rigging, antitrust and commercial bribery case in Utah, convicting all defendants charged. She received commendation from the Utah Attorney General for her antitrust enforcement work in Utah.
In 1991, Suzanne became Antitrust Chief for Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods. While there, she focused on many industries, including health care and trade associations. In 1995, Suzanne achieved a novel victory, stopping a dental antitrust price-fixing cartel, for which she was personally commended by Ann Bingamen, then Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, Department of Justice, and by William Baer, former Director of the Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission.
Suzanne’s philosophy is that fair competition and a leveling of the economic playing field for all participants is essential to the economic future of our country. She believes that every player in free markets is critical to the delivery of efficient, quality goods and services.
Suzanne also believes that free market forces can and should be brought to bear to solve the difficult issues facing business and industry today. To that end, Suzanne consults with market players and their counsel to facilitate innovation within the bounds of antitrust law. Her work has involved such disparate industries as health care, oil and gas, trade associations, hotels and resorts and school districts. She is known for her work in bringing bid-rigging and public officials to account.
Laws and policies that remove competition lead to inefficient, institutional and bureaucratic practices that create administrative inefficiencies. These negatively impact competition and the market participants. Suzanne is a pragmatic advisor, looking for market based solutions to problems, rather than governmental-imposed solutions. Creative solutions that foster innovation, do not unduly burden competitors and that minimize conflicts and litigation are the best solutions.
Suzanne is currently in private practice in Tempe, Arizona.
Keep a look out for updates and in the meantime, feel free to check out some information available here on the ASMTA website.
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