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Criminal Antitrust (Compressed) (LAW-795AT-001)
Jeffrey Jacobovitz, Lisa Phelan

Meets: 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM (Sa) - Warren - Room N102

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This course will meet on the following Saturdays: January 28, February 18, March 25 and April 15.


The Sherman Act (e.g. bid rigging, price fixing) was one of the first white-collar criminal statutes in the United States. Over the years, the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division has been aggressive in pursuing criminal antitrust cases, and most convicted defendants go to jail. The current Biden administration is ramping up enforcement in this area and many of these cases are international in nature, e.g. foreign cartels. This course will better prepare students for employment in pursuing careers in white-collar criminal defense and antitrust. Most private sector large firms have partners and associates who perform work in this area. The course will utilize outside speakers, including current and former DOJ officials. The course will be co-taught by two very experienced counsel in this area, Lisa Phelan, the former head of the DOJ antitrust criminal enforcement and Jeffrey Jacobovitz, experienced antitrust trial counsel and former FTC attorney.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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First Class Readings

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