George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

Webinar: The Intersection of Antitrust & Privacy: A Deep Dive into the U.S. v. Apple Antitrust Case

This one-hour talk examined the recent Department of Justice (DOJ) complaint against Apple, which alleges that Apple has designed and structured its iPhone platform in a manner that violates Section 2 of the Sherman Act. Join us as Professor James Cooper of George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School, Professor Erika Douglas of Temple University Beasley School of Law, Professor Thom Lambert of the University of Missouri School of Law, and moderator Professor John Yun of George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School discuss the scope of a platform’s duty to deal, the relevance of privacy considerations in antitrust matters, and the applicability of the seminal Microsoft case in determining the likely outcome.


James C. Cooper
Professor of Law and Director, Program on Economics & Privacy
George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

James C. Cooper brings over a decade of public and private sector experience to his research and teaching. Prior to joining the faculty at Scalia Law, he served as Deputy and Acting Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Office of Policy Planning, Advisor to the Federal Trade Commissioner William Kovacic, and as an associate in the antitrust group of Crowell & Moring, LLP.

Erika M. Douglas
Associate Professor of Law
Temple University Beasley School of Law

Erika M. Douglas is an Associate Professor at Temple University Beasley School of Law. Her scholarship focuses on the intersection of antitrust, data privacy, and intellectual property law, with particular emphasis on the application of legal theory to new technology. Professor Douglas teaches New Technology Regulation, Patents, and Contracts.

Thom Lambert
Wall Chair in Corporate Law and Governance and Professor of Law
University of Missouri School of Law

Professor Lambert’s scholarship focuses on antitrust, corporate and regulatory matters. He is the author of How to Regulate: A Guide for Policymakers (Cambridge Univ. Press 2017) and co-author of Antitrust Law: Interpretation and Implementation 95th ed., Foundation Press, 2013). He has also authored or co-authored numerous book chapters and more than 20 journal articles in publications such as the Antitrust Bulletin, the Boston College Law Review, the Minnesota Law Review, the Texas Law Review and the Yale Journal on Regulation. He blogs regularly at Truth on the Market, a site focused on academic commentary on antitrust, business and economic legal issues.

John M. Yun, Moderator
Associate Professor of Law
George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

John M. Yun is an Associate Professor of Law and an economist who specializes in research at the nexus of antitrust, intellectual property rights, data, and privacy. More broadly, he conducts scholarship in the fields of law & economics, industrial organization, and law & technology— especially as it relates to network effects, multisided platforms, and digital markets. He regularly teaches courses in antitrust, law & economics, and intellectual property.