Bio & Curriculum Vitae

Barak Orbach

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

Areas of Expertise

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

Barak Orbach is a Professor of Law at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, where he served as the founding director of the business law program. He teaches and writes in the areas of antitrust, regulation, and corporate governance. Additionally, Professor Orbach has published works about the history and structure of the motion picture industry, populism, and con men. Professor Orbach’s study of movie exhibition is credited with contributing to a change in the pricing of movies in the United States.

Professor Orbach is a fellow at several professional organizations, including the American College of Governance Counsel, The Thurman Arnold Project at Yale, Salzburg Global Seminar, and the American Bar Foundation. He is also a member of several other professional organizations, including The American Law Institute, the Advisory Board of the American Antitrust Institute, and the Executive Committee of the Antitrust Section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).

Professor Orbach is often quoted in and contributes to discussions in leading media outlets, such as The Atlantic,, Bloomberg, Businessweek, CNBC, Forbes, Fortune, Mother Jones, NPR, Slate, Sports Illustrated, Time, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.

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

Barak Orbach

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

Expertise

  • Antitrust
  • Regulation
  • Corporate Governance`
  • Corporate Compliance
  • The Motion Picture Industry

Barak Orbach is a Professor of Law at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, where he served as the founding director of the business law program. He teaches and writes in the areas of antitrust, regulation, and corporate governance. Additionally, Professor Orbach has published works about the history and structure of the motion picture industry, populism, and con men. Professor Orbach’s study of movie exhibition is credited with contributing to a change in the pricing of movies in the United States.

Professor Orbach is a fellow at several professional organizations, including the American College of Governance Counsel, The Thurman Arnold Project at Yale, Salzburg Global Seminar, and the American Bar Foundation. He is also a member of several other professional organizations, including The American Law Institute, the Advisory Board of the American Antitrust Institute, and the Executive Committee of the Antitrust Section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).

Professor Orbach is often quoted in and contributes to discussions in leading media outlets, such as The Atlantic,, Bloomberg, Businessweek, CNBC, Forbes, Fortune, Mother Jones, NPR, Slate, Sports Illustrated, Time, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.

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

Barak Orbach