Friday, January 29, 2010
8:20 AM - 4:15 PM
NYU School of Law
108 West 3rd Street, Lipton Hall

Conference Co-sponsors

NYU School of Law
American Association of Law Schools – Antitrust
American Bar Association – Section of Antitrust Law

Conference Co-organizers

Harry First – NYU School of Law
Ilene Knable Gotts – Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Edward Cavanaugh – St. John’s School of Law
D. Daniel Sokol – University of Florida Law Levin College of Law


This conference is the first ever conference for the Next Generation of Antitrust Scholars.  Much has changed in both the law and economic theory of antitrust in the past 30 years.  The purpose of this event is to convene a conference of the next generation of antitrust law professors (people who started their teaching career in or after 2000) and provide them an opportunity to present their latest research.  Senior antitrust scholars and practitioners in the field will comment on the papers.

For more information, visit the American Bar Association - Section of Antitrust Law website at


Free and open to the public. NY CLE credits are available to attendees. Registration required at

Conference Videos




9:00-10:30am: SESSION 1
Speaker: Thom Lambert (Missouri) - “A Decision-Theoretic Rule of Reason for Minimum Resale Price Maintenance”
Discussant: Janusz Ordover (NYU)
Speaker:  Avishalom Tor (Haifa) - “Behavioral Antitrust: A New Approach to the Rule of Reason after Leegin”
Discussant:  Patrick Bolton (Columbia)
Speaker:  Maurice Stucke (Tennessee) - “Am I a Price-Fixer? A Behavioral Economics Analysis of Cartels”
Discussant:  Tim Greaney (St. Louis)

Panel Discussant: James Yoon (NY AG)
Moderator:  Richard Steuer (Mayer Brown)

10:30-10:45am: BREAK

10:45-12:15pm: SESSION 2
Speaker: Shahar Dillbary (Alabama) - “Predatory Bundling and the Exclusionary Standard”
Discussant:  Harry First (NYU)
Speaker:  Scott Hemphill (Columbia) - “Generic Drug Challenges Prior to Patent Expiration”
Discussant:  David Hyman (Illinois)
Speaker:  Barak Orbach (Arizona) - “The Antitrust Consumer Welfare Paradox”
Discussant:  John Lopatka (Penn State)

Panel Discussant: Steven Edwards (Hogan & Hartson)
Moderator:  Stacey Mahoney (Gibson Dunn)

12:15-1:00pm: LUNCH

1:00-2:30pm: SESSION 3
Speaker: Salil Mehra (Temple) - “Paradise is a Walled Garden? Towards a Sherman Act Section 2.0 for Online Monopoly”
Discussant:  Spencer Waller (Chicago Loyola)
Speaker:  Hillary Greene (Connecticut) - “Antitrust Censorship of Economic Protest”
Discussant:  Marina Lao (Seton Hall)
Speaker:  Ariel Katz (Toronto) - “Beyond “Essential Facilities”: Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition Policy across the Atlantic”
Discussant:  Eleanor Fox (NYU)

Panel Discussant: Jay Himes (Labaton)
Moderator:  Robert Hubbard (NY AG)

2:30-2:45pm: BREAK

2:45-4:15pm: SESSION 4
Speaker: Daniel Sokol (Florida) - “Antitrust, Institutions and Merger Control”        
Discussant:  Tom Arthur (Emory)
Speaker: Ioannis Lianos (University College London) - “Generalist Judges, Specialized Tribunals, Sector Specific Regulators and Competition Authorities: Close Encounters of the Third Kind”
Discussant:  Peter Carstensen (Wisconsin)
Speaker: Max Huffman (IU-Indy) - “Behavioral Exploitation and Antitrust”
Discussant:  Ned Cavanaugh (St. Johns)

Panel Discussant: Michael Weiner (Skadden)
Moderator:  Stephen Houck (Menaker & Herrmann)