Barak Orbach

Barak Orbach

Robert H. Mundheim Professor of Law and Business
Barak Orbach

Room Number: 225

Barak Orbach is the Robert H. Mundheim Professor of Law & Business at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, where he serves as the founding director of the Business Law Program. At the University level, Professor Orbach serves as a Special Counsel for Arizona International (the University of Arizona’s global education arm) and a member of the Campus Safety Commission.

Professor Orbach’s primary areas of expertise are antitrust, corporate governance, regulation, the digital economy, and the governance of artificial intelligence. Professor Orbach has also published influential works on the motion picture industry and confidence schemes. In addition to his academic work, Professor Orbach periodically advises government agencies, companies, trade associations, and shareholders, and serves as an expert witness.

Professor Orbach is a member of Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge, where he served as a Derek Brewer Visiting Fellow in the Spring of 2023. Additionally, he is a fellow of the American College of Governance Counsel, a fellow of the Thurman Arnold Project at Yale, a fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar, a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a member of the American Law Institute, and a member of the advisory board of the American Antitrust Institute. Professor Orbach is the Chair-Elect of the Executive Committee of the Antitrust Section of the Association of American Law Schools.

Professor Orbach holds undergraduate degrees in law and economics from Tel Aviv University and master’s and doctorate degrees in law (LLM and SJD) from Harvard Law School. Before joining academia, Professor Orbach served as an Advisor for Law and Economics to Israel Competition Authority and worked as an associate with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, New York.

Professor Orbach has been quoted and his research has been featured in numerous media outlets, including The Atlantic, Bloomberg, Businessweek, CNBC, Forbes, Fortune, Law360, Los Angeles Times, Mother Jones, NPR, The New York Times, Slate, PBS, Sports Illustrated, Time, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.

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SSRN Published Papers

Personal Website

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
Antitrust & Competition Law
Business & Commercial Law