United States v. Google: Examining the Historic Antitrust Case Against Big Tech

Corporations, Securities & Antitrust Practice Group and the Regulatory Transparency Project

Event Video

On October 30, 2020, the Federalist Society's Corporations, Securities & Antitrust Practice Group and the Regulatory Transparency Project cosponsored a virtual panel on "United States v. Google: Examining the Historic Antitrust Case Against Big Tech".

The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently filed its much-anticipated lawsuit against Google. The case is the most high-profile antitrust challenge since the Microsoft case more than 20 years ago. The Justice Department has alleged that Google monopolized the search and search advertising markets, inhibiting rivals such as Bing, DuckDuckGo, and Yahoo from succeeding and thereby ultimately harming competition and consumers. Our distinguished panel debated the merits of the DOJ’s antitrust claims, discussed the potential parallels to the Microsoft action, and opined on the government's likelihood of success at trial.

Featuring:

  • Geoffrey A. Manne, President and Founder, International Center for Law & Economics
  • A. Douglas Melamed, Professor of the Practice of Law, Stanford Law School
  • Christopher L. Sagers, James A. Thomas Distinguished Professor of Law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • Moderator: Brianna S. Hills, Associate, Boies Schiller Flexner LLP
  • Introduction: Nick Marr, Assistant Director, Practice Groups, The Federalist Society

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As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speakers.

For related programming, see "United States v. Google," an October 21 Teleforum call with Professor George L. Priest, co-sponsored by the Corporations, Securities & Antitrust Practice Group and The Bork Foundation.