Chris Sagers, the James A. Thomas Professor of Law, made several recent appearances in academic symposia, podcasts, and the media.
He presented his views at a symposium of the George Mason Law Review entitled “Tech Platform Cases: Sound Enforcement, Politics, or Both?”, in which panelists discussed the flurry of recent U.S. and European antitrust actions against Big Tech platform firms. And he appeared on a symposium sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the University of Kentucky College of Law, entitled Inframarginalism & Internet, organized to consider problems of wealth, power, and digital markets. Presenting on a panel called “The Meaning and Control of Bigness,” Sagers discussed a famous lawsuit against the Apple computer corporation, that happened to be the topic of his book United States v. Apple: Competition in America.
He was featured on an episode of “Cybersecurity and Data Privacy: The New Frontier,” a new podcast of the American Bar Association, hosted by Jordan Fischer of the law firm Beckage and Drexel University School of Law. He discussed online data privacy and its significance as a problem in competition policy, and whether antitrust enforcement could be a solution to problems it poses. He also appears in an upcoming episode of the Mike Meltser Podcast with the prominent sports broadcaster Mike Meltser, to discuss the U.S. Supreme Court’s pending consideration of an antitrust case involving amateur athletics, called NCAA v. Alston.
Sagers also published the essay “A Proposed Pro-Labor Step for Antitrust” in Competition Policy International, with Russell Pittman, an economist at the U.S. Justice Department, and spoke with the National Journal about the opening of a new round of House Judiciary Committee hearings on antitrust reform legislation.