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Janusz Ordover Biography, Single-Firm Conduct Hearings, June 2006

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Janusz Ordover

Janusz A. Ordover is a Professor of Economics and a former Director of the Masters in Economics Program at New York University. He is also a Director of Competition Policy Associates, Inc., in Washington, D.C. He served as the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economics in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice under President George W. Bush. While at the Antitrust Division, Professor Ordover served on the White House de-regulation task force, guided economic analyses of antitrust enforcement and acted as a liaison between the Justice Department and various regulatory agencies. At the Division, he was one of the main drafters of the 1992 Horizontal Merger Guidelines. Professor Ordover served as an advisor to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, the World Bank, and the Inter-American Bank for Development on matters of privatization, regulation, international trade policy, and competition policy. He has advised the governments of Poland, Czech Republic, Russia, Hungary, Argentina, and others on regulation and competition matters, as well as on privatization strategies.

Professor Ordover testified in the Federal courts in the United States, Competition Tribunals in Australia and New Zealand, the Court of First Instance in Luxembourg, at Hearings at the European Commission in Brussels, as well as in front of numerous regulatory bodies.

Recently, Professor Ordover has acted as a consultant to the Department of Justice in its lawsuit against First Data Corp. and Concord EFS; to Sony and BMG in connection with the merger of their music divisions, and Coca Cola Co. in connection with the EC痴 investigation of its distribution practices; to MGM Mirage and Mandalay Resort Group in connection with their merger; Oracle and Siebel in the recent transaction; to Telstra and Telstra Clear (NZ) on various regulatory matters; to Shell Co. (South Africa); to Qantas in numerous regulatory and antirust matters; to numerous movie studios and cable companies; and to AT&T and SBC; to American Express in connection with regulatory activities by the EU; and to the European Commission in connection with the appeal at the CFI brought by GE and Honeywell. He also acted as a consultant to the Federal Trade Commission, State Attorneys General, as well as corporations and law firms in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Poland and other countries. His private clients during the past few years include AMD, American Airlines, Northwest Airlines, Applera, Carnival Cruise Lines, United Technologies, Hewlett Packard, AT&T, Exxon/Mobil, American Electric Power, Barnes and Noble, Gemstar, Cablevision and Comcast, Hynix, Sempra, Oracle, Vodafone, and Dole, among others.

Professor Ordover published many articles in economics and law journals on various antitrust issues, including predation, access to bottleneck facilities, vertical integration, as well as overlap between intellectual property rights and competition policy. He is a frequent lecturer on antitrust policy in the U.S. and abroad.


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