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Eleanor Fox (New York University): Networking the world

Interview conducted by Dan Crane, University of Michigan Law School.

Eleanor, you are a special person in the antitrust field. Around the world, no name is more recognized or respected than yours as an expert on international antitrust. How did you first get interested in antitrust law? My story is serendipitous, with a Panglossian touch. I have to confess that I was adopted by antitrust. My first law firm job was at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. The year was 1962. MCA, the leading talent agency and packager of TV shows, was acquiring Decca Records, which owned Universal City Studios. The Justice Department sued, alleging that the merger would violate Section 7 of the Clayton Act by creating incentives for tying and reciprocity. Simpson Thacher offered me a job to search the files of MCA executives to fill a document request. Six months later the

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  • New York University
  • University of Michigan

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Eleanor M. Fox, Daniel Crane, Eleanor Fox (New York University): Networking the world, December 2011, Concurrences N° 4-2011, Art. N° 39450, www.concurrences.com

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