Director of Research, Global Antitrust Institute

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Nov 03, 2021
Dec 13, 2021
Full Time
Director of Research, Global Antitrust Institute

About the Department:

The Global Antitrust Institute (GAI) at George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School was created to promote the application of sound economic analysis to competition enforcement around the world through training programs, competition advocacy, events, and research. The GAI offers multiple week-long legal and economic training programs per year for foreign and U.S. judges as well as competition enforcers. The GAI also hosts numerous luncheon or daylong domestic programs per year. Through its Competition Advocacy Program (or CAP), the GAI aims to submit up to a dozen comments per year to foreign competition enforcers on draft laws and guidelines. The GAI professors also participate in 30+ speaking engagements per year at non-GAI events.

About the Position:

GAI is looking for a Director of Research to join our team. The Director of Research's primary responsibility is to research, organize, structure, write, and submit sophisticated, law & economic-based comments to foreign and domestic competition agencies. To perform this responsibility at a high level, the director must have an established reputation in the antitrust community and be a subject matter expert on U.S. antitrust laws with in-depth knowledge of the case law, antitrust economics, the history of antitrust scholarship, and the current intellectual debates among practitioners, regulators, and academics regarding antitrust policy. The comments will target both domestic and foreign draft antitrust laws, guidelines, and policy changes. The depth of the analysis is expected to be on par with the highest level of academic writing and to seamlessly integrate economic analysis with the central legal points. Areas of expertise must include horizontal and vertical mergers, standard essential patents, vertical restraints and unilateral conduct, digital markets, and coordinated effects. As a subject matter expect, this person will interact and engage with U.S. federal judges, U.S. politicians and government officials, international judges, international enforcement officials and regulators, academics, practitioners, etc.

George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.


Overseeing GAI's Competition Advocacy Program (CAP)

The Director of Research will oversee, supervise, and ultimately be responsible for the entire output of the Competition Advocacy Program (CAP).

They must stay up to date on all major antirust policy initiatives, proposed antitrust law changes, and new antitrust guidelines in the U.S. (both at the state and federal levels) and at major foreign jurisdictions including the European Union, South America, and Asia.

This person will research, organize, structure, write, and submit up to a dozen academic comments per year leveraging knowledge of U.S. antitrust laws, antitrust economics, the case law, historic trends and developments, and current state-of-the-art scholarship in antitrust.

They will also engage and coordinate with Scalia Law students in research projects, policy initiatives, and comments.

Overseeing GAI's Research Efforts

The Director of Research will be integral to the GAI's in-house research efforts as well as the GAI's visiting scholars, international research fellows, distinguished guest scholars, and research grant programs. Will work closely with the GAI's Executive Director and other GAI directors to coordinate with a wide variety of scholars in GAI's network to ensure the continuing success of the GAI's research programs.

Supporting GAI's Policy Initiatives, Antitrust Events & Networking

The Director of Research will work closely with GAI's Executive Director and other GAI directors, developing ideas for new policy initiatives, antitrust programs, and providing regular updates regarding the status of ongoing policy activities.

This person will attend various antitrust events, conferences, and related programs as a subject matter expert, speaker, lecturer, and panelist representing the GAI and the associated scholarship.

With an established reputation in the antitrust community, the Director of Research will build and maintain relevant contacts and networks in the antitrust community and agencies from around the world

Required Qualifications:

  • This position is designed for an individual with a Juris Doctor degree or a PhD in economics and a strong interest in promoting antitrust through GAI's academic and policy mission;
  • The ideal candidate will have eight or more (8+) years of extensive experience and established reputation in antitrust and competition practice, U.S. and international required; and
  • An ideal candidate will be a published author in professional journals.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at ; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!

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New hires starting after August 15, 2021, must have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination by their start date, be fully vaccinated within 45 days of their start date, and submit documentary proof unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption by their start date. For updated George Mason University COVID-19 vaccination requirements, please visit George Mason University Vaccination Requirements .

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