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This guide documents research sources and author publications of speakers participating in the South Dakota Law Review Symposium - Antitrust & Competition in America's Heartland (March 15, 2013)
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David Balto

David Balto law offices counsels Fortune 500 companies, small business and consumer advocates on antitrust and consumer protection compliance, strategic alliances, distribution issues, mergers and joint ventures.  He has had more than 20 year of experience as an antitrust lawyer. He is nationally known for his knowledge of competition policies in numerous industry areas. Mr. Balto earned his J.D. for Northeastern University School of Law.

Mr. Balto is a prolific author on antitrust, consumer protection, financials services, and health care competition. A list of his publications can be found on his law office website. He is a regular contributor to AntitrustConnect Blog.  His article, appearing in the Dec. 21, 2012 issue of  U.S. News, titled Obama and Congress Must Protect Family Farmers might be of special interest to symposium attendees.


Dr. Diana L. Moss

Diana Moss is President of the American Antitrust Institute (AAI), where she also  serves as a Director and Senior Fellow. Dr. Moss has managed projects for AAI involving antitrust and M&A, regulatory reform, network access, and systems competition across a wide range of industries. Prior to  joining AAI, she was a Senior Economist for AAI and she coordinated competition analysis for electricity mergers at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  Dr. Moss is Adjunct Faculty at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Department of Economics and was formerly Affiliated Faculty at the Graduate Public Policy Institute at Georgetown University. She earned her Ph.D. in Mineral Economics at the Colorado School of Mines.

She writes for and speaks to a wide group of antitrust industries and economic conferences and has testified before Congress.  

See her article: Generic Competition in Transgenic Soybeans, 2011 White Paper, American Antitrust Institute (abstract on SSRN).

Her book Network Access, Regulation and Antitrust can be seen on Google Books.


Bill Bullard

Bill Bullard is the CEO of Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund (R-CALF USA).  His organization was founded in 1998 to represent the U.S. cattle industry in the areas of marketing and trading issues as they impact U.S cattle producers.  The organization was formed in an effort to represent the U. S. cattle industry in three trade cases against Mexico and Canada.  The U.S. cattle markets were suffering from Canadian sellers  'dumping' cattle into the U.S markets and paying no tariffs.

Today the organization continues to monitor the trade agreements effecting the cattle industry and to lobby for laws that insure that U. S. farmers and ranchers are guarenteed a fair profit for their products. 

To learn much more about this organization and its efforts on the part of the U.S. cattle industry visit the R-CALF USA website.


Peter C. Cartensen

Peter C. Carstensen is a Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin Law School. He received both his J.D. and his masters degree in economics from Yale University. He has been a Professor of Law at U.W. Law School since 1973 and is also a Senior Fellow at the American Antitrust Institute.

Mr. Carstensen formerly served as an attorney in the Antitrust Department of the U.S. Dept. of Justice where he worked on questions relating competition policy and law to regulated industries.

Professor Carstensen's scholarship includes extensive publications in the areas of antitrust and competition policy issues. 

Recent publications by Mr. Carstensen:

"Remedies for Monopolization from Standard Oil to Microsoft and Intel: The Changing Nature of Monopoly Law from Elimination of Market Power to     Regulation of Its Use," 85 Southern California Law Review 815-842 (2012).

"Buying Power and the Horizontal Merger Guidelines: Minor Progress on an Important Issue," 14 Univeristy of Pennsylvania Business Law Journal 775-821.

"Emerging Issue in Buying Power Analysis," 3 (1) Agriculture and Food Committee e-Bulletin 2-6 (2012).



Milton A. Marquis

Mr. Marquis graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1984.  The majority of his practice is in the areas of antitrust,trade litigation, and alternative dispute resolution.  He is on the Advisory Board of the American Antitrust Institute, and a member of the Georgia, District of Columbia, and Virginia State Bars.

Mr. Marquis is a former Assistant Att'y General with the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division.

See Mr. Marquis' article:

"Antitrust and Trade Regulation,"  27 University of Richmond Law Review 575.


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