John E. Lopatka

A. Robert Noll Distinguished Professor of Law
Penn State Law School

John E. Lopatka is the A. Robert Noll Distinguished Professor of Law at Penn State Law. He joined Penn State from the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he was the Solomon Blatt Professor of Law.

Lopatka began his full-time teaching career at the University of Illinois College of Law, where he was an associate professor. Apart from his career in teaching, he served as assistant director for planning for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Bureau of Competition and practiced law with Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine in New York City and Isham, Lincoln & Beale in Chicago.

He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Section leadership and is a contributing editor of the section’s Antitrust Law Journal. From 2001 until 2004, he was a consultant to the FTC’s Office of General Counsel.

Lopatka earned his JD from the University of Chicago and his master of laws degree from Columbia University, where he also served as an associate in law and fellow in the Center for Law and Economic Studies.