Stanford University

Douglas Melamed

Stanford University

Doug Melamed is Professor of the Practice of Law at the Stanford Law School. He was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Intel Corporation until 2015. Prior to joining Intel in 2009, he was a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of WilmerHale, where he had been Chair of the Antitrust and Competition Practice Group. He joined WilmerHale in 1971. Mr. Melamed served in the U.S. Department of Justice from October 1996 to January 2001 as Acting Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division and as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General. He has authored numerous articles on antitrust and on law and economics. He is a contributing editor of the Antitrust Law Journal, a life member of the American Law Institute, and a former member of the Yale University Council. Mr. Melamed received his B.A from Yale University in 1967 and his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1970, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. Doug is now Professor of the Practice of Law at Stanford Law School.


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2661 Bulletin

Douglas Melamed, Janet Ridge, William J. Kolasky The Brazilian Antitrust Authority annnounces a new interpretation of the Brazilian merger notification threshold reducing foreign merger filings (ADC Telecommunications / Krone International)


Brazilian merger notification requirements, traditionally a major hurdle for multinational mergers, have just become less burdensome. In an unexpected development last Wednesday, the Brazilian antitrust authority (“CADE”) announced a new interpretation of the Brazilian merger notification (...)

Douglas Melamed, James W. Lowe, Thomas Mueller, William J. Kolasky The US Court of Appeals for the Second District invalidates two cards companies rules that prohibit member banks (Visa / MasterCard)


Background On September 17, 2003, the Second Circuit issued an important decision in U.S. v. Visa U.S.A., Inc., 2003 WL 22138519 (2d Cir. Sept. 17, 2003). The court affirmed a district court ruling invalidating Visa and Mastercard rules that prohibit member banks from issuing American (...)

Douglas Melamed, James W. Lowe, Leon B. Greenfield, Thomas Mueller The US Court of Appeals rules that marginal cost rather than average variable cost may be an appropriate cost measure in predatory pricing cases (AMR)


The Decision in AMR Between 1995 and 1997, several low cost carriers entered certain airline routes between Dallas/Fort Worth Airport and other cities that American Airlines serves and undercut American’s fares. American responded to the new competition by lowering prices and increasing (...)

Ali Stoeppelwerth, Douglas Melamed, James W. Lowe, Leon B. Greenfield, Robert B. Bell, Thomas Mueller, Veronica Kayne The US DOJ demands conduct remedies in the form of establishing firewalls and publishing non-discriminatory criteria before clearing the vertical merger between a satellite producer and a payload supplier (Northrop Grumman / TRW)


On December 11, 2002, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a proposed consent decree, permitting Northrop Grumman to proceed with its $7.8 billion acquisition of TRW. Northrop Grumman/TRW shows that the DOJ and the Department of Defense (DOD), which plays a leading role in reviewing (...)

Ali Stoeppelwerth, Douglas Melamed, Leon B. Greenfield, Thomas Mueller The US DOJ fines two US software companies for improperly coordinating their actions before the closing of the merger in violation of the HSR Act and Section 1 of the Sherman Act (CA / Platinum)


The Department of Justice has just brought a case that should cause merging parties to take even greater precautions to ensure they do not improperly coordinate before closing. The DoJ complaint alleges violations both of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR Act) and of (...)

2618 Review

Douglas Melamed, Randal C. Picker, Philip J. Weiser, Diane P. Wood Antitrust Law and Trade Regulation, Cases and Materials, A. Douglas MELAMED, Randal C. PICKER, Philip J. WEISER and Diane P. WOOD


This section selects books on themes related to competition laws and economics. This compilation does not attempt to be exhaustive but rather a survey of themes important in the area. The survey usually covers publication over the last three months after publication of the latest issue of (...)

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