Born:  December 27, 1929
Paterson, New Jersey

Summary by
Brooksley Born

Interviews Conducted by
Brooksley Born, Esq.

Robert Pitofsky, Esq.

Oral History Text & Documentation

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Oral History Summary

BIOGRAPHY – September 2001

New York University, B.A., 1951 , Phi Beta Kappa, Honors in English and History
Columbia Law School, LL. B., 1954, Columbia Law Review

Other Academic Experience
Guest Scholar, Brookings Institution, 1989 – 1990
Resident Scholar, Rockefeller Study and Conference Center, Bellagio, Italy, 1990
Visiting Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, 1975 – 1976
Faculty Member, Salzburg Seminar in American Studies, Salzburg, Austria, 1975

Doctor of Laws (Honorary), Georgetown University, 1989
Selected by Time Magazine as one of ten outstanding mid-career law professors, 1977
Distinguished Service Award, Federal Trade Commission, 1972

2001- Present
Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
Of Counsel, Arnold & Porter

1995 – 2001
Chairman, Federal Trade Commission

May 1981 -June 1983 and July 1989 – 1995
Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
Of Counsel, Arnold & Porter

July 1983 -June 1989
Dean and Executive Vice President for Law Center Affairs, Georgetown University Law Center

July 1978 – April 1981
Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

1973 – 1978
Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
Of Counsel, Arnold & Porter

1970 – 1973
Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission

1963 – 1970
Professor Law, New York University School of Law

1957 – 1963
Attorney, Dewey, Ballantine, Bushby, Palmer and Wood, New York City

1956 – 1957
Attorney, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

Professional Activities
Commission Counsel to the American Bar Association, Commission to Study the FTC (Report issued Sept. 15,1969).
Chairman, Committee on Consumer Protection, Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association (1970 – 1972).
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Institute for Public Interest Representation, Georgetown University Law Center (1973 – 1978).
Member of the Board of Directors, Society of American Law Teachers (1973 – 1977).
Member of the Task Force on Regulatory Reform, U.S. Senate Government Operations Committee (1975 – 1977).
Member of the Council, Administrative Conference (Presidential Appointment) (1980 – 1981).
Chairman of the Antitrust Section, AALS (1971 – 1972 and 1982 – 1983).
Member of the Board of Advisers, Columbia University Center for Law and Economic Studies (1975 – 1995).
Chairman of the National Institutes, Antitrust Section of the ABA (1982 – 1983).
Member of the Board of Governors, District of Columbia Bar Association (1981 – 1984).
Chairman of the Advisory Board, Georgetown Study of Private Antitrust Litigation (1984 – 1985).
Member of the Council, Antitrust Section of the ABA (1986 – 1989).
Member of the Board of Directors, Craig Corporation (1986 – 1992).
Member of the Special Committee on Gender Bias in the Courts, District of Columbia Bar Association (1987 – 1990).
Member of the Committee on the FTC, Antitrust Section of the ABA (1988 – 1989).
Chair, Clinton Administration Transition Team Reporting on Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, Jan. 1993.
Chair, Defense Science Board Task Force on Antitrust Aspects of Defense Industry Downsizing, March 1994.
Member, Washington Advisory Committee to Lawyers Committee on International Human Rights (1992 – 1995).
Member, American Law Institute (1983 – Present)
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2000 – Present).

Co-author of Cases and Materials on Trade Regulation (with Milton Handler, Harlan M. Blake, Harvey Goldschmid), Foundation Press (4th ed. 1995) (Supplement 2001)
Co-author of Cases and Materials on Antitrust (with Harlan M. Blake), Foundation Press 1967 (Supplement 1969)
Co-author of Antitrust Division and Federal Trade Commission Antitrust Policy, Chapter 3 in Changing America: Blue Prints for the New Administration (with Eleanor Fox), New Market Press (1992)
Co-editor of Revitalizing Antitrust in its Second Century (with Eleanor Fox and Harry First), Quorum Press (1992)
Federal Trade Commission Investigations, Chapter 48 in Antitrust Counseling and Litigation Techniques (with Merrick Garland) (vofialinowski, ed., 1984)
Antitrust and Intellectual Property, Unresolved Issues at the Heart of the New Economy, 16 Berkley Tech L.J. 535 (2001)
Proposals for Revised United States Merger Enforcement in a Global Economy, 8 1 Geo. L.J. 195 (1992)
New Definitions of Relevant Market and the Assault on Antitrust, 90 Colum. L.Rev. 1805 (1990)
The Renaissance of Antitrust, 45 The Record of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 85 1 (1990)
Co-author of Antitrust Merger Policy and the Reagan Administration, (with Thomas G. Krattenmaker) 33 Antitrust Bulletin 2 1 1 (1988)
Introduction to the Antitrust Alternative (with Eleanor M. Fox), 62 N.Y.U. Law Review 93 1 (1987)
Antitrust in the Next 100 Years, 75 California L. Rev. 817 (1987)
Change in Administration, Change in Antitrust, Antitrust Magazine 24 (Winter, 1987)
A Framework for Antitrust Analyses of Join Ventures, 74 Geo. L.J. 1605 (1986), also published in 54 Antitrust L.J. 893 (1985)
Too Many Lawyers, Proceedings of the 45th Judicial Conference of the D.C. Circuit 305 (1984)
Why Dr. Miles Was Right, Regulation Magazine 27 (Jan./Feb. 1984)
In Defense of Discounters: The No-Frills Case for a Per Se Rule Against Vertical Price Fixing, 71 Geo. L.J. 1487 (1983)
Antitrust at Justice, 5 Justice Watch 7 (1982)
Giving the Giants More Leash, 3 Speaking of Japan 37 (1982)
Competition and Regulation, 77 Conference Bd. Bulletin 7 (1980)
Experience Curve Strategies and Antitrust, 90 Conference Bd. Bulletin 10 (1980)
The Political Content of Antitrust, 127 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1051 (1979)
The Sylvania Case: Antitrust Analysis of Non-Price Vertical Restrictions, 78 Colum. L. Rev. 1 (1978)
Beyond Nader: Consumer Protection and the Regulation of Advertising, 90 Harv. L. Rev. l (1978)
The FTC Improvements Act, 45 Antitrust Law Journal 117 (1976)
Advertising Regulation and the Consumer Movement, Part One of Issues in Advertising (AEI Publication, Tuerck ed., 1975)
Changing Focus in the Regulation of Advertising, Chapter 7 in Brozen, Advertising and Society, University Press, 1974
Regulation Under Fire; Consumers, the Environment, the Economy, and the Impact of Change: A Panel, 8 Columbia Journal of Law & Policy Problems 33 (1971)
Arbitration and Antitrust Enforcement, 25 Arbitration Journal 40 (1970)
Marketing and Franchising Antitrust Prognosis for the 70’s: A Panel, 39 A.B.A. Antitrust Law Journal 502 (1969-1970)
Joint Ventures Under the Antitrust Laws: Some Reflections on the Significance of Penn-Olin, 82 Harv. L. Rev. 1007 (1969)
Is the Colgate Doctrine Dead? Affirmative of the Debate, 37 A.B.A. Antitrust Law Journal 772 (1968)
Co-author of Antitrust Consequences of Using Corporate Subsidiaries (with Everett I. Willis), 43 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 20 (1968)
Book Review: Regulatory Bureaucracy by R.A. Katzman, 90 Yale L. Reb. 726 (1981)
Book Review: Invitation to an Inquest by Walter and Miriam Schneir, 65 Colum. L. Rev. 608 (1966)
Book Review: In A Few Hands: Monopoly Power in America by Estes Kefauver, 40 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 816 (1965)

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