Barak Orbach

Professor of Law, University of Arizona

Barak Orbach is the Robert H. Mundheim Professor of Law & Business at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, serving as the founding director of the Business Law Program. Professor Orbach’s primary areas of expertise are antitrust, corporate governance, regulation, and the digital economy. Professor Orbach has also published influential works on motion picture exhibition and confidence schemes. In addition to his academic work, Professor Orbach periodically advises government agencies, companies, trade associations, and shareholders, and serves as an expert witness. He is recognized internationally for his academic and non-academic work. Professor Orbach is a fellow of the American College of Governance Counsel, Thurman Arnold Project at Yale, Salzburg Global Seminar, and American Bar Foundation. He is also a member of the American Law Institute, and a member of the advisory board of the American Antitrust Institute. In 2023, Professor Orbach will serve as Derek Brewer Visiting Fellow at the University of Cambridge’s Emmanuel College. Professor Orbach holds undergraduate degrees in law and economics from Tel Aviv University and master’s and doctorate degrees in law (LLM and SJD) from Harvard Law School. Before joining academia, Professor Orbach served as an Advisor for Law and Economics to Israel Competition Authority and worked as an associate with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, New York. Professor Orbach has been quoted and his research has been featured in numerous media outlets, including The Atlantic, Bloomberg, Businessweek, CNBC, Forbes, Fortune, Los Angeles Times, Mother Jones, NPR, The New York Times, Slate, PBS, Sports Illustrated, Time, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.