Barak Y. 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. Professor Orbach is a member of 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), as well as a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Salzburg Global Seminar.

Professor Orbach teaches and writes primarily about antitrust, regulation, corporate governance, and compliance. Additionally, Professor Orbach has published works about the history 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. Discussions of Professor Orbach’s work have appeared in The Atlantic, CNBC, Forbes, Fortune, Mother Jones, NPR, Slate, Sports Illustrated, Time, 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 Israel Competition Authority and worked as an associate with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, New York. He has co-organized several significant antitrust conferences: Antitrust New Frontiers (Tel Aviv University, 2019); The Antitrust Legacy of Robert Bork (Yale University, 2013); The Goals of Antitrust Law (George Washington University, 2012); 100 Years of Standard Oil (George Washington University, 2011).

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Representative Publications

  • Interstate Circuit and (Other) Antitrust Myths, ___ University of Illinois Law Review ___ (forthcoming 2019).
  • The Present New Antitrust Era, 60 William & Mary L. Rev. 1439 (2019).
  • Con Men and Their Enablers:  The Anatomy of Confidence Games, 85 Social Research:  An International Quarterly 795 (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