Barak Orbach

Professor of Law
The University of Arizona
James E. Rogers College of Law

Barak Orbach is a Professor of Law at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, a member of the American Law Institute, the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law Schools’ Section on Antitrust and Economic Regulation, and the Executive Council of the Arizona State Bar’s Antitrust Section, as well as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He is one of the most well-known authorities on antitrust law. Professor Orbach teaches and writes about antitrust, corporate governance, risk management, compliance, intellectual property, and regulation. He has published over 40 articles, essays, and book chapters in these areas. Professor Orbach is also recognized as the leading legal scholar of the motion picture industry. His study of the motion-picture industry is credited with contributing to a change in the pricing of movies in the United States. Discussions of Professor Orbach’s work appeared in The Atlantic, CNBC, Forbes, Fortune, Mother Jones, Maclean’s, NPR, Quartz, Slate, Sports Illustrated, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and many other media outlets. Over the years, Professor Orbach has delivered talks and advised government agencies, companies, and organizations in more than twenty countries. Additionally, Professor Orbach frequently serves as an expert witness in antitrust cases.

Professor Orbach holds undergraduate degrees in law and economics from Tel Aviv University and masters and doctorate degrees in law from Harvard Law School. Before joining academia, Professor Orbach served as an Advisor for Law & Economics to Israel Antitrust Authority and worked as an associate with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, New York.

Areas of Expertise

  • Antitrust
  • Regulation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Compliance
  • Intellectual Property
  • The Motion Picture Industry

Barak Orbach

Professor of Law
The University of Arizona
James E. Rogers College of Law

Areas of Expertise

  • Antitrust
  • Regulation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Compliance
  • Intellectual Property
  • The Motion Picture Industry

Barak Orbach is a Professor of Law at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, a member of the American Law Institute, the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law Schools’ Section on Antitrust and Economic Regulation, and the Executive Council of the Arizona State Bar’s Antitrust Section, as well as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He is one of the most well-known authorities on antitrust law. Professor Orbach teaches and writes about antitrust, corporate governance, risk management, compliance, intellectual property, and regulation. He published over 40 articles, essays, and book chapters in these areas. Additionally, Professor Orbach is the author a leading casebook on regulation, Regulation: Why and How the State Regulates (Foundation Press, 2012). Professor Orbach is also recognized as the leading legal scholar of the motion picture industry. His study of the motion-picture industry is credited with contributing to a change in the pricing of movies in the United States. Discussions of Professor Orbach’s work appeared in The Atlantic, CNBC, Forbes, Fortune, Mother Jones, Maclean’s, NPR, Quartz, Slate, Sports Illustrated, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and many other media outlets. Over the years, Professor Orbach has delivered talks and advised government agencies, companies, and organizations in more than twenty countries. Additionally, Professor Orbach frequently serves as an expert witness in antitrust cases.

Professor Orbach holds undergraduate degrees in law and economics from Tel Aviv University and masters and doctorate degrees in law from Harvard Law School. Before joining academia, Professor Orbach served as an Advisor for Law & Economics to Israel Antitrust Authority and worked as an associate with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, New York.

Academic Experience
The University of Arizona
James E. Rogers College of Law
2005 – Today
Professor of Law (2011-Present)
Associate Professor of Law (2005-2011) (tenured in 2009)
Founding Director, the Business Law Program (2010-2013, 2015-Present)
Affiliated Faculty, The Institute for LGBT Studies
The University of Colorado Law School
Fall 2017
Visiting Professor of Law
Education
Harvard Law School
SJD (2002)
LL.M. (1999)
Tel Aviv University
B.A. (Economics, 1997)
LL.B. (1997)
Affiliations
American Bar Foundation
Fellow
2015-Present
The American Law Institute
Elected Member
2013-Present

Publications

Interstate Circuit and (Other) Antitrust Myths, University of Illinois Law Review (forthcoming 2019)

The Present New Antitrust Era, 60 William & Mary Law Review 1439 (2019)

Con Men and Their Enablers: The Anatomy of Confidence Games, 85 Social Research 795 (2018) (with Lindsey Huang)

Antitrust Populism, 14 NYU Journal of Law & Business 1 (2017)
Hub-and-Spoke Conspiracies, 15 Antitrust Source 1 (2016)
Scamming: The Misunderstood Confidence Man, 27 Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities 249 (2015) (with Jean Braucher)
Antitrust Stare Decisis, 15 Antitrust Source 249 (October 2015)
The Durability of Formalism in Antitrust, 100 Iowa Law Review 2197 (2015)
A State of Inaction: Regulatory Preferences, Rent, and Income Inequality, 16 Theoretical Inquiries in Law 45 (2015)
Was the Crisis in Antitrust a Trojan Horse?, 79 Antitrust Law Journal 881 (2014)
How Antitrust Lost Its Goal, 81 Fordham Law Review 2253 (2013)
What Is Government Failure?, 30 Yale Journal on Regulation Online 44 (2013)
What Is Regulation?, 30 Yale Journal on Regulation Online 1 (2012)
The Antitrust Curse of Bigness, 85 Southern California Law Review 605 (2012) (with Grace Campbell Rebling)
The Antitrust Consumer Welfare Paradox, 7 Journal of Competition Law & Economics 133 (2011)
Reprinted: The Library of Essays on Antitrust and Competition Law 1: 1-32 (Farham, UK: Ashgate Publishing, Rosa Greaves ed. 2012)
Arming States’ Rights: Federalism, Private Lawmakers, and the Battering Ram Strategy, 52 Arizona Law Review 1161 (2010) (with Kathleen Callahan and Lisa Lindemenn)
The Johnson-Jeffries Fight and Censorship of Black Supremacy, 5 NYU Journal of Law & Liberty 270 (2010)
Translated & Reprinted: El Combate del Siglo (Gallo Nero: Donatella Iannuzzi ed., 2011) (Spanish translation published with translated works of Jack London)
Prizefighting and the Birth of Movie Censorship, 21 Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities 251 (2009)
Micro-Motives for State and Local Climate Change Initiatives, 2 Harvard Law & Policy Review 119 (2008) (with Kirsten Engel)

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The Goals of Competition Law: Theory and Practice, in Economic Foundations of Competition Law 63 (Michal Gal and Menachem Perlman eds., 2008) (in Hebrew)

Antitrust Vertical Myopia: The Allure of High Prices, 50 Arizona Law Review 261 (2008)
Uniform Prices for Differentiated Goods: The Case of the Movie-Theater Industry, 27 International Review of Law & Economics 129 (2007) (with Liran Einav)
Antitrust and Pricing in the Motion Picture Industry, 21 Yale Journal on Regulation 317 (2004)
The Durapolist Puzzle: Monopoly Power in Durable-Goods Markets, 21 Yale Journal on Regulation 67 (2004)
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