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See original article in english Diane Wood: Antitrust Law - The Tortoise or the Hare?


Diane Wood : Antitrust Law - The Tortoise or the Hare ?

Interview réalisée par Lina Khan, Associate Professor of Law, Columbia Law School, New York. Première publication dans Women & Antitrust, Voices from the field – Vol. II, Kristina Nordlander (Curation & Foreword), Nicolas Charbit and Sonia Ahmad (Editors), Concurrences, 2020.

Prior to your appointment to the 7th Circuit, you were a legal academic specialising in antitrust (among other areas), and you worked for several years at the Antitrust Division. What drew you to antitrust ? My first exposure to antitrust law occurred during the summer after my second year in law school (at the University of Texas at Austin), when I was a summer associate in Washington, DC, at Covington & Burling. The first case to which I was assigned was Purex v. Clorox. I came to appreciate the fact that this was the private spin-off from the Supreme Court’s famous decision in FTC v. Procter & Gamble Co, [1] which had been issued so many years earlier. The partner called me into his office and said, “We need to have an analysis of everything in the record that P&G/Clorox

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  • US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (Chicago)
  • Columbia University (New York)


Diane P. Wood, Lina Khan, Diane Wood: Antitrust Law - The Tortoise or the Hare?, May 2021, Concurrences N° 2-2021, Art. N° 99969,

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