Washington, DC

An Antitrust Professor on the Bench - Judge Douglas Ginsburg Liber Amicorum Conference

George Mason University Global Antitrust Institute + Concurrences conference honoring Judge Douglas Ginsburg and the release of the book "Judge Douglas Ginsburg: An Antitrust Professor on the Bench - Liber Amicorum Vol. I", with the support of Axinn, Bates White, Clifford Chance, CRA, Orrick, White & Case, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (Panel Sponsors), and MLex (Media Sponsor).

Opening Keynote Speech: Joshua Wright

Joshua D. WRIGHT (University Professor and Executive Director, Global Antitrust Institute) contributor and author of the Liber Amicorum foreword offered opening remarks. Professor Wright highlighted Judge Ginsburg’s remarkable career from professor to regulator, from Assistant Attorney General of the Antitrust Division to Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Professor Wright shared Judge Ginsburg’s influence upon his own career as a mentor, collaborator, and friend.

Judge Ginsburg has been an antitrust innovator in three different fora: as a judge, as a regulator, and as a teacher. Judge Ginsburg’s jurisprudence established him as one of the most influential jurists focused upon integrating economic analysis into the law. Judge Ginsburg’s tenure coincided with a shift in antitrust jurisprudence from inconsistent and occasionally illogical, to the more economically coherent approach that characterizes the discipline today. Judge Ginsburg’s contributions in well known cases like Microsoft and Polygram demonstrate his commitment not only to economic analysis in particular cases, but also to establishing a sound legal framework to organize economic evidence.

Concurrences books

1. Douglas H. Ginsburg Liber Amicorum, An Antitrust Professor on the Bench - Volume 1, 1st March 2018, Concurrences

2. Douglas H. Ginsburg Liber Amicorum, An Antitrust Professor on the Bench - Volume 2, 9 December 2020, Concurrences

Photos © Matt Mendelsohn

The conference summary has been prepared by students Jay Kaplan, Dylan Naegele, and Jake Philipoom at George Mason University under editorship of Prof. Joshua Wright. The views expressed are those of individual speakers’ and not necessarily those of their respective agencies or companies.

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  • George Mason University (Fairfax)
  • Paul Weiss (New York)
  • Seton Hall University (New Jersey)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (Washington DC)
  • The Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies (Geneva)
  • Bates White LLC (Washington)
  • Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider (Washington)
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Washington)
  • University of Michigan
  • Boston University - Questrom School of Business
  • White & Case (Hamburg)
  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (Washington)
  • Boston University - School of Law
  • Brunswick Group (Washington D.C.)
  • Baker Botts (Washington)
  • Clifford Chance (Washington D.C.)
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Mayer Brown (New York)