Barak Y. Orbach

Professor of Law, Director of the Business Law program

Barak Orbach is a Professor of Law and the Director of the Business Law Program at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, as well as 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 30 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). His study of the motion-picture industry is credited for contributing to a change in the pricing of movies in the United States. Professor Orbach and his works are often quoted in the national media. Discussions of Professor Orbach's work appeared in The Atlantic, Forbes, Fortune, Mother Jones, 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 Commissioner and as an associate with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, New York.

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Representative Publications

  • Regulation:  Why and How the State Regulates (Foundation Press, 2012).
  • Antitrust Populism, 15 NYU Journal of Law & Business ___ (forthcoming 2017).
  • Antitrust Stare Decisis, 15 Antitrust Source, no. 1, 2015, at 1.
  • The Durability of Antitrust Formalism, 100 Iowa Law Review 2197 (2015).
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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