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.

Geoffrey A. Manne

President and Founder

International Center for Law & Economics

Douglas Melamed

Professor of the Practice of Law

Stanford Law School

Christopher Sagers

James A. Thomas Distinguished Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Cleveland-Marshall Solo Practice Incubator

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University

Brianna Hills Simopoulos


Pallas Partners LLP

Antitrust & Consumer Protection

Federalist Society’s Corporations, Securities, & Antitrust Practice Group

The Federalist Society and Regulatory Transparency Project take no position on particular legal or public policy matters. All expressions of opinion are those of the speaker(s). To join the debate, please email us at [email protected].

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