Barak Orbach

Professor of Law; Director, Business Law Program

Barak Orbach is a Professor of Law at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, where he serves as the founding director of the business law program. His areas of expertise are antitrust, corporate governance, regulation, and the digital economy. He is recognized internationally for his work in these areas. Professor Orbach is a fellow of the American College of Governance Counsel, Thurman Arnold Project at Yale, Salzburg Global Seminar, and American Bar Foundation. He is also a member of the American Law Institute, a member of the advisory board of the American Antitrust Institute, and the Chair of Antitrust Frontiers Global Forum.

Professor Orbach’s work has been featured in many media outlets, including 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