George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

Dario Oliveira Neto

Director of the Latin America Competition Advocacy Program at the Global Antitrust Institute

BA, in Economics, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS); BA, in Law, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil; MA in Development Economics, PUCRS, Brazil

Contact Information

Email: Send an email

Phone: (703) 993-9044 

Office: Room 440C, Hazel Hall, Arlington

Address:

Antonin Scalia Law School

George Mason University

3301 Fairfax Dr.

Arlington, VA 22201

Biographical Sketch

Dario Oliveira Neto is the Director of the Global Antitrust Institute’s (GAI) Latin America Competition Advocacy Program.

Prior to joining the GAI, Mr. Dario Oliveira Neto was the Head of the Technical Advisory Unit to the Office of the President of the Brazilian Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) —the Brazilian Competition Authority. In that position, he supervised a team of advisors and interns to assist the president in producing opinions and judgements in the cases at CADE’s Administrative Tribunal (antitrust cases such as mergers, cartels, and unilateral conducts). He also assisted with CADE’s administrative, institutional, and representational affairs, both nationally and internationally. Also at CADE, he has served as an Advisor to the Office of the General Superintendent.

He received his Master’s Degree in Development Economics with an emphasis in Regional Economics from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil, as well as a BA with academic distinction (first of his class) in Economics from PUCRS, Brazil, and a summa cum laude law degree from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil. He also earned two graduate certifications, one in Business Law from PUCRS and a second in Antitrust Law from Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV). He also completed a summer school in Competition Law and Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and an exchange program at the Université Grenoble-Alpes, France. He has published papers and articles in the principles journals of antitrust law in Brazil.

Ninth Annual Global Antitrust Institute Invitational Moot Court

Moot Court Logo

February 25- 26, 2023

Hosted by the Antonin Scalia Law School Moot Court Board in conjunction with the Global Antitrust Institute and Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

The Global Antitrust Institute Invitational is the only moot court competition in the United States devoted exclusively to antitrust law and offers a unique opportunity for invited law schools. The location is yet to be determined, but the 2023 competition will take place in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.

February 25, 2023: Preliminary Rounds

February 26, 2023: Semifinals & Finals

Registration Information

Teams are composed of two or three students, and each team is welcome to bring a coach or a faculty or student advisor to the competition.

Registration is $500 per team.

To register a team after receiving an invitation to compete, please send an email to GAImoot@gmail.com with the following information:

1.  School and Organization (if applicable) that the team represents;

2.  Team members (first and last name, email, phone number, and permanent mailing address);

3.  Faculty Advisor or point of contact (first and last name, email, phone number, and mailing address).

After receiving the necessary information, the GAI committee will respond with instructions on how to submit payment for the registration fee.  All registration materials and payments must be received by Friday, November 11, 2022.

Please send any questions to GAImoot@gmail.com, or to
the Global Antitrust Institute Invitational Committee Chairs:
Daniel Lynch, dlynch6@gmu.edu
Timothy Wieroniey, twieroni@gmu.edu

George Mason Law Review 26th Annual Antitrust Symposium

Mark your calendars for Friday, February 24, 2023 and plan to join us at Antonin Scalia Law School in Arlington, VA, for the George Mason Law Review 26th Annual Antitrust Symposium! This Antitrust Symposium offers a unique opportunity to hear a wide range of perspectives on antitrust law and competition from academic leaders, practitioners, economic scholars, lawyers, judges, enforcers, agency heads, and other experts across the international antitrust community!

This year’s Symposium will be held in person (continental breakfast and lunch provided) at Scalia Law School, so be sure to register to reserve your seat!

The day will be packed with a keynote address and four panel discussions on major antitrust issues. See the agenda below.

8:00 – 8:50 a.m.

Breakfast, Van Metre Multipurpose Room

9:00 – 9:10 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Timothy A. Wieroniey, Symposium Editor, George Mason Law Review

 Joshua D. Wright, Executive Director, Global Antitrust Institute; University Professor, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

9:10 – 10:25 a.m.

Panel 1: Antitrust and Labor Markets

This panel examines the current and recent state of antitrust in labor markets, including its use to address labor monopsony in mergers, no-poach and non-solicitation agreements between employers, and the use of antitrust law to regulate non-competition agreements and other restrictive contractual clauses in labor agreements. 

Dennis W. Carlton, Senior Managing Director, Compass Lexecon; David McDaniel Keller Professor of Economics Emeritus, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Derek W. Moore, Senior Counsel, Lodestar Law & Economics

Eric A. Posner, Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice

Lauren Stiroh, Managing Director, NERA Economic Consulting, Inc.

Moderator: Bruce H. Kobayashi, Paige V. and Henry N. Butler Professor of Law and Economics, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

10:55 am – 12:10 p.m.

Panel 2: Updated Merger Guidelines

This panel examines the future of merger policy at the federal agencies and consider the likely fallout from the impending collision of the Neo-Brandeisian forces with the courts, the antitrust bar, the business community and the economy.

George S. Cary, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Debbie Feinstein, Partner, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

Michelle Yost Hale, Partner, Antitrust and Competition, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

John Kwoka, Chief Economist to the Chair, U.S. Federal Trade Commission; Neal F. Finnegan Distinguished Professor of Economics, Northeastern University College of Social Sciences & Humanities

Moderator: Abbott (Tad) Lipsky, Jr., Director of the Competition Advocacy Program, Global Antitrust Institute; Adjunct Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

12:10 – 1:30 p.m.

Luncheon Conversation

Rebecca Kelly Slaughter, Commissioner, U.S. Federal Trade Commission

Joshua D. Wright, Executive Director, Global Antitrust Institute; University Professor, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

1:45 – 3:00 p.m.

Panel 3: Antitrust and Big Tech: What’s Next?

This panel examines the ever-changing competition policy landscape involving large digital platforms, including the litany of conduct alleged to give rise to antitrust violations, theories of harm emphasizing potential and nascent competition, labor market impacts, and, even, “toxic” or “predatory” innovation. The panel explores the analytical foundations of these theories, as well as recent litigation and legislative proposals implicating them.

Geoffrey A. Manne, President and Founder, International Center for Law and Economics (ICLE)

Howard Shelanski, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP; Joseph and Madeline Sheehy Chair in Antitrust Law and Trade Regulation and Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

Matt Stoller, Director of Research, American Economic Liberties Project

Claire Chunying Xie, Associate Director, NERA Economic Consulting, Inc.

Moderator: John M. Yun, Deputy Executive Director, Global Antitrust Institute; Associate Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

3:15 – 4:30 p.m.

Panel 4: Wu, Kanter & Khan: Grading the Biden Administration’s Antitrust Agenda

This panel evaluates the Biden administration’s performance in carrying out its ambitious antitrust agenda. From President Biden’s broad sweeping Executive Order on Promoting Competition laying out his plan to reinvigorate antitrust law, to appointing new leadership at the FTC and DOJ with a clear mission to increase enforcement, the mission statement is clear. From litigation to legislation to new Guidelines and rulemaking, we take stock of the last two years, evaluate wins and losses, and predict what comes next. 

Darren Bush, Leonard B. Rosenberg Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center

Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Partner & Firmwide Section Chair of Antitrust & Competition Law, Baker Botts LLP

Noah Joshua Phillips, Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

David P. Wales, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Moderator: Senior Circuit Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg, US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

4:30 – 4:45 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Antitrust Economics Institute for Competition Judges


EVENT DETAILS

  • Date: Sunday, May 28 to Friday, June 2, 2023
  • Location: Europe

Join us May 28 – June 2, 2023 for an in-depth study of current and developing antitrust issues. There is no requirement of prior economic or antitrust knowledge.

Our Economic Institutes provide an in-depth study of current and developing antitrust issues. We aim to introduce and develop the analytical toolkit required to analyze a variety of conduct under the antitrust laws. The GAI has trained over 250 judges from around the world.

The GAI faculty includes former leaders of both U.S. federal antitrust agencies, a former chief economist at the US Federal Trade Commission, and several leading PhD antitrust economists with agency experience.

For more information and to secure a place in the Institute, please email us at gai@gmu.edu.

Antitrust Economics Institute for US Federal Judges


EVENT DETAILS

  • Date: Sunday, March 12 to Friday, March 17, 2023
  • Location: Texas

The Economics Institute is designed to build an understanding of the economic foundations of antitrust and competition law, and to illustrate how economic analysis is applied to current and emerging antitrust issues.

We aim to introduce and develop the analytical toolkit required to assess a variety of conduct under the antitrust laws. Our core program begins with an overview of US antitrust laws and a foundational  treatment of key economic concepts. There is no requirement of prior economics or antitrust knowledge.

For Event Details, Please Contact gai@gmu.edu

Economics Institute for Competition Enforcement Officials


EVENT DETAILS

  • Date: Sunday, December 11 to Friday, December 16, 2022
  • Location: California

In December of 2022, the Global Antitrust Institute (GAI) resumed its Economics Institute for  Competition Enforcement Officials after a two-year hiatus! This five-day program  offers competition enforcement officials from around the world a comprehensive  course in the economic foundations of antitrust and competition law.

The GAI faculty includes former leaders of both U.S. federal antitrust agencies, a former chief economist at the US Federal Trade Commission, and several leading PhD antitrust economists with agency experience.

The Global Antitrust Institute is an academic center at the Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University located in Arlington, Virginia, USA.

The Administration of Antitrust Conference

On Friday, October 14, the C. Boyden Gray Center and the Global Antitrust Institute (GAI) of George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School hosted a full-day conference on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Constitution, and the future of antitrust policy. (See agenda below)

Watch all the sessions of this full-day conference on the GAI YouTube channel.

The conference featured a keynote address by Professor William E. Kovacic, director of GW Law’s Competition Law Center, and a series of panel discussions with former agency officials, leading litigators, and top scholars in the fields of antitrust and constitutional law examining the following issues:

      • The current state of antitrust policy
      • The Roberts Court’s possible effect on the FTC’s ambitious policymaking agenda
      • The FTC’s in-house adjudications
      • The future of FTC independence, in light of the Supreme Court’s recent constitutional decisions

Agenda  

Friday, October 14 

All sessions held in the Mayflower’s East Room 

 8:15 – 8:55 a.m. Registration and Breakfast 

 8:55 – 9:00 a.m. Welcome 

 Joshua D. Wright, Executive Director, Global Antitrust Institute; University Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University 

 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Panel 1: American Antitrust Law: Where Are We, and Where Are We Going?

Andrew I. Gavil, Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law

Thomas Hazlett, H.H. Macaulay Endowed Professor of Economics, Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business, Clemson University

Bernard (Barry) A. Nigro Jr., Partner, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Moderator: Abbott “Tad” Lipsky, Jr., Director of the Competition Advocacy Program, Global Antitrust Institute; Adjunct Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University 

 10:30 – 10:40 a.m. Break 

 10:40 am – 11:55 a.m. Panel 2:  The FTC’s Independence After Seila Law v. CFPB  

Svetlana S. Gans, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Jennifer Mascott, Assistant Professor of Law & Co-Executive Director, The C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State, Scalia Law School

Paul R. Verkuil, Former Chairman, Administrative Conference of the United States; Distinguished Senior Fellow, The C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State

Moderator: The Honorable Steven G. Bradbury, Attorney; Former General Counsel, Department of Transportation

 11:55 am – 1:20 p.m. Lunch & Keynote Speech 

William E. Kovacic, Director, Competition Law Center; Global Competition Professor of Law and Policy; Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School; former Chairman, Federal Trade Commission

 1:20 – 1:30 p.m. Break 

 1:30 – 2:45 p.m. Panel 3: The FTC vs. the Roberts Court: The Major Questions Doctrine, Rulemaking, and More  

Jeffrey S. Lubbers, Professor of Practice in Administrative Law, Washington College of Law, American University

Thomas W. Merrill, Charles Evans Hughes Professor, Columbia Law School 

Eugene Scalia, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; Former U.S. Secretary of Labor (2019 – 2021) 

Moderator: Chad Squitieri, Assistant Professor of Law, Columbus School
of Law, The Catholic University of America

2:45 – 2:55 p.m.  Break 

 2:55 – 4:10 p.m. Panel 4: The FTC’s Litigation: In Court and In-House

Ashley Baker, Director of Public Policy, Committee for Justice

Justin (Gus) Hurwitz, Professor of Law, Nebraska College of Law, University of Nebraska – Lincoln; The Menard Director, Nebraska Governance and Technology Center; Co-Director, Space, Cyber, and Telecom Law Program

Howard Shelanski, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP and Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

Moderator: Joshua D. Wright, Executive Director, Global Antitrust Institute; University Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University  

 4:10 – 5:10 p.m.  Reception, The Mayflower Chinese Room 

 5:10 p.m. Adjourn 

PAPERS FOR THE CONFERENCE

Antitrust Rulemaking: The FTC’s Delegation Deficit
Thomas W. Merrill, Charles Evans Hughes Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

Antitrust Reform in the Digital Era: A Skeptical Perspective
Robert W. Crandall, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute, Washington DC
Thomas W. Hazlett, Hugh H. Macaulay Endowed Professor of Economics, Clemson University

Can the Federal Trade Commission Use Rulemaking to Change Antitrust Law?
Richard J. Pierce, Jr., Lyle T. Iverson Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School

Chevron and Administrative Antitrust, Redux
Justin (Gus) Hurwitz, Professor of Law, Nebraska College of Law, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; The Mernard Director, Nebraska Governance and Technology Center; Co-Director, Space, Cyber, and Telecom Law Program

FTC Independence After Seila Law
Daniel A. Crane, Frederick Paul Furth, Sr. Professor of Law, University of Michigan

FURTHER READING

Administrative Relief and Private Rights of Action under the Antitrust Laws
Richard A. Epstein, The Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, The New York University School of Law; The Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow, the Hoover Foundation; the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law Emeritus and Senior Lecturer, The University of Chicago