Barak Y. Orbach

Professor of Law

Barak Orbach is a Professor of Law at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, an elected member of the American Law Institute, and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He is one of the nation's most well-known authorities on antitrust law. Professor Orbach teaches and writes about antitrust, corporate governance, intellectual property, and regulation. He published over 40 articles, essays, and book chapters in these areas. Additionally, Professor Orbach is the author of a leading casebook on regulation,Regulation:  Why and How the State Regulates (Foundation Press, 2012). His study of the motion-picture industry is credited for contributing to a change in the pricing of movies in the United States. Discussions of Professor Orbach's work appeared in The Atlantic, Forbes, Fortune, Mother Jones, Maclean’s, NPR, Quartz, Slate, Sports Illustrated, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and many other media outlets.

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 the Israeli Antitrust Authority and as an associate with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, New York.

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Representative Publications

  • Conflicted Antitrust:  Laissez Faire, Fairness, and Technocracy, ___ William & Mary Law Review ___ (forthcoming 2018).
  • Interstate Circuit and (Other) Antitrust Myths, ___ University of Illinois Law Review ___ (forthcoming 2018).
  • Con Men and Their Enablers:  The Anatomy of Confidence Games, ___ Social Research:  An International Quarterly ___ (forthcoming 2018) (co-author, with Lindsey Huang).
  • Antitrust Populism, 14 NYU Journal of Law & Business 1 (2017).
  • Hub-and-Spoke Conspiracies, 15 Antitrust Source, no. 3, 2016, at 1.
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  • S.J.D. Harvard Law School
  • LL.M. Harvard Law School
  • LL.B. Tel Aviv University
  • B.A. Tel Aviv University