Barak Orbach

Professor of Law

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, Thurman Arnold Project at Yale, Salzburg Global Seminar, and 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, Los Angeles Times, Mother Jones, NPR, The New York Times, Slate, PBS, 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.

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Representative Publications

  • Technological Change and Managerial Challenges in the Movie Theater Industry, Journal of Cultural Economics (forthcoming 2020) (with Charles Weinberg et al.)

  • Antitrust in the Shadow of Market Disruptions, 34(3) Antitrust 32 (2020)

  • The Paramount Decrees: Lessons for the Future, 19(5) Antitrust Source 1 (April 2020)

  • D&O Liability for Antitrust Violations, 59 Santa Clara Law Review 527 (2020)

  • Interstate Circuit and Conspiracy Theories, 2019 University of Illinois Law Review 1447 (2019), a winner of the 2020 Antitrust Writing Awards

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

  • Complete List of Publications


  • S.J.D. Harvard Law School
  • LL.M. Harvard Law School
  • LL.B. Tel Aviv University
  • B.A. Tel Aviv University