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News Posted on December 10, 2018

Professor Patel participates in FTC hearings on antitrust issues

Professor Menesh Patel offered his expertise during a Federal Trade Commission hearing on the issue of common ownership in antitrust law. The hearing, Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century, was part of a panel discussion held on Dec. 6  New York University School of Law.

Patel drew on his scholarship in common ownership, including his article in the Antitrust Law Journal, "Common Ownership, Institutional Investors, and Antitrust." Patel said common ownership is an important issue in antitrust that concerns whether institutional investors' ownership interests in competing firms are harming competition.

Watch the full hearing archived here.

Professor Patel’s primary research interests are in business law, including corporate law, antitrust, securities regulation, and capital markets. Patel received his J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he served as articles editor of the Stanford Law Review. In addition to his law degree, Patel holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.