Roy Hoffinger

University of San Diego

Professor Hoffinger teaches in the areas of antitrust law and telecommunications law and regulation. Hoffinger has been vice president and legal counsel of Qualcomm since 2006. He was vice president and chief counsel of federal and state regulation for Quest between 2001 and 2002. Hoffinger was also the general attorney and chief counsel of federal regulation for AT&T. In 2009 and 2011, the Association of Corporate Counsel named Hoffinger “In-house Competition Law Group of the Year.” He was the associate editor of the University of Chicago Law Review. He is also a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society.


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Paul Weiss (Washington)


Roy Hoffinger - Qualcomm
Roy Hoffinger 14 April 2015 Washington DC


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Roy Hoffinger Legal doctrine, economic screens and other distortions in antitrust agency decisions


At a recent dinner sponsored by Concurrence Journal in New York [September 11, 2014], Dr. Howard Shelanski, formerly Director of the Bureau of Economics at the FTC and Chief Economist of the FCC, and currently Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, gave a short but thoughtful talk about the potential for the application of “legal doctrine” and “economic screens” to produce outcomes inconsistent with sound antitrust policy.

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