Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Posted by D. Daniel Sokol
European and comparative competition law expert Damien Geradin (Tilburg University, College of Europe) will join the University of Michigan Law Faculty starting in 2010. Damien is one of the stars of European antitrust, especially in the very hot area of innovation and antitrust. Given Damien's extensive writing in the area of IP-Antitrust interface issues, this is an important pick-up for Michigan. With the addition of Dan Crane to the law faculty this fall (in my mind the best 40 and under antitrust law professor in the US), Michigan has significantly improved its antitrust law offerings and done so with two people who are synergistic with the very strong IP team at Michigan. In terms of the overall university, this adds to the very strong antitrust/IO group that includes Suslow, Levenstein, Kuhn, and Lafontaine. Among the adjuncts in Michigan's law school is the very talented Steve Cernak who has had the very busy task of serving as GM's antitrust guru through what is a very difficult time for the company.