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Janusz A. Ordover

Janusz A. Ordover

Jury member

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’s 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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