WhenTuesday, March 2, 2021 -
The UNLV Boyd School of Law and the Senator Harry Reid Civic Dialogue Program
A Conversation with Anne Bingaman
FORMER ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR ANTITRUST WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (1993-1996)
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY SENATOR HARRY REID
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
12 PM PT ZOOM
Meeting ID: 989 2575 2675
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Anne Bingaman’s 40-year career included law, teaching, government and public service, and business. After graduating from Stanford University and Stanford Law School, Mrs. Bingaman moved to New Mexico and became the first woman in the state to be hired by a major law firm. From 1972-1977, she was an associate professor of law at the University of New Mexico School of Law with tenure, the first woman to hold such a position. She was a leader in the successful efforts to pass a state equal rights amendment, ratify the federal ERA, re-write New Mexico laws to conform to both and require the New Mexico Military Institute to accept women as cadets.
In 1977, Mrs. Bingaman started her own law firm in Santa Fe, where she developed an expertise representing plaintiffs in cartel antitrust litigation. In 1983, she moved to Washington, D.C., and continued her antitrust law practice there. In 1993, Mrs. Bingaman was nominated by President Bill Clinton and confirmed by the Senate as assistant attorney general for antitrust in the Department of Justice, a post she held for more than three years. She began the Microsoft series of cases and served as the administration’s spokesperson in Congress on the Telecom Act. She successfully sued 24 market makers on NASDAQ, saving consumers $1 billion a year in trading costs, and she issued Guidelines in Health Care and Intellectual Property for businesses and their counsel.
After practicing law for almost 28 years, Mrs. Bingaman decided to start a business career. She joined LCI International as president of LCI’s local-service division, competing against the Bell Companies. She then founded and became the first chairman and CEO of Valor Telecom, a 500,000 line rural telecommunications company in New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. After Valor went public on the NYSE, Mrs. Bingaman founded Soundpath Conferencing, which became the market leader for audio conferencing for the 100 largest law firms in the U.S. She sold Soundpath in 2008.
Mrs. Bingaman has served as a board member at Stanford University and Lear Corporation and currently serves on the boards of The Lensic Performing Arts Center and the Museum of New Mexico Foundation.