United States v. Google: Examining the Historic Antitrust Case Against Big Tech
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.
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President and Founder
International Center for Law & Economics
Professor of the Practice of Law
Stanford Law School
James A. Thomas Distinguished Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Cleveland-Marshall Solo Practice Incubator
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University
Boies Schiller Flexner LLP
Federalist Society’s Corporations, Securities, & Antitrust Practice Group