The emerging antitrust frontier is set to change dramatically the way competition is regulated, and it is being shaped by a confluence of forces — including increased attention from Congress to antitrust issues and a renewed appreciation for the power antitrust laws can wield to control economic players; unconventional coalitions forming to use antitrust as a way to attack so-called “big tech” and other industries seen as posing either economic, social, or political threats; and the incoming Administration’s appointments at the Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) aggressively, sweepingly, and quickly pursuing campaigns to upend decades worth of antitrust legal precedents and grounding principles. This Study Group features an all-star lineup of instructors who will analyze these developments against the backdrop of teaching lessons in the fundamentals of economic analysis as they apply to competition law and policy.
Bruce Kobayashi, Professor of Law, George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School (former Director, Bureau of Economics, Federal Trade Commission)
Timothy J. Muris, George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law, George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School (former Chairman, Federal Trade Commission)
Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Partner and Section Chair – Antitrust & Competition Law, Baker Botts L.L.P. (former Chairman, Federal Trade Commission)