Janusz A. Ordover (In Memoriam)

Senior Consultant and Co-Founder

Janusz A. Ordover is an Emeritus Professor of Economics and a former Director of the Masters in Economics Program at New York University where he taught since 1973. He served as the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economics in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice under President George H. 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.

He has 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.

Professor Ordover has acted as a consultant to the Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, State Attorneys General, as well as corporations and law firms in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Poland, and Hong Kong. Some of his more recent private clients include US Airlines, Yahoo!, IBM, Oracle, Rio Tinto, Peabody Coal, Northwest Airlines, Carnival Cruise Lines, United Technologies, Hewlett Packard, AT&T, Exxon/Mobil, American Electric Power, Barnes and Noble, American Express, NASDAQ, Comcast, numerous movie studios and recording companies, various airlines, and divisions of Tyco. He was an expert witness in several important class certification matters including Allied Orthopedic Appliances v. Tyco Health Group, In re Hydrogen Peroxide; and Rodney v. Northwest Airlines.

Professor Ordover has been voted “The Economist of the Year, 2010” in the poll organized by the Global Competition Review. Additionally, he was named “Competition Economist of the Year” by Who's Who Legal in 2015 and 2016.

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    • PhD, Columbia University

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