Professor John Lopatka joined Penn State Law from the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he was the Solomon Blatt Professor of Law. He began his full-time teaching career at the University of Illinois College of Law, where he was an associate professor. One of the nation’s leading antitrust scholars, he has published over forty articles in the areas of antitrust, economic analysis of law, and regulated industries. With Professor Joseph Bauer of the University of Notre Dame Law School and Professor William Page of the University of Florida, Levin College of Law, he authored the multi-volume treatise Federal Antitrust Law. He and Professor Page have also written The Microsoft Case: Antitrust, High Technology, and Consumer Welfare, which was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2007.
Professor Lopatka earned his juris doctor degree 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. Apart from his career in teaching, he served as assistant director for planning for the Bureau of Competition of the Federal Trade Commission and practiced law with Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine in New York City and Isham, Lincoln & Beale in Chicago. Professor Lopatka 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 Office of General Counsel of the Federal Trade Commission.