William E. Kovacic

William E. Kovacic

Title: Global Competition Professor of Law and Policy; Professor of Law; Director, Competition Law Center

On Leave: On Leave

Telephone: 202.994.8123
Email: wkovacic@law.gwu.edu

B.A., Princeton University; J.D. Columbia University

Specialties/Areas of Expertise:
Government contracts; antitrust law; government procurement; defense acquisition policy; defense mergers; telecommunications policy; law reform in transition economies; postal services policy; judicial selection


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Brief Bio:

  • recognized expert in antitrust law and government contracts law
  • served as general counsel to the Federal Trade Commission
  • co-author of Antitrust Law and Economics in a Nutshell
  • recent articles include: "Transatlantic Turbulence: The Boeing-McDonnell Douglas Merger and International Competition Policy" in the Antitrust Law Journal (2001), "Antitrust Policy: A Century of Economic and Legal Thinking," with Carl Shapiro, in the Journal of Economic Perspectives (2000), "Lessons of Competition Policy Reform in Transition Economies for U.S. Antitrust Policy" in the St. John's L
  • served as adviser on antitrust and consumer protection issues to the governments of Benin, Egypt, El Salvador, Georgia, Guyana, Indonesia, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Panama, Russia, Ukraine, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe since 1992