Thomas J. Horton
Thomas J. Horton is Associate Professor of Law & Johnson, Heidepriem & Abdallah Trial Advocacy Fellow at the University of South Dakota School of Law. After 28 years in active practice, Horton joined the USD faculty; his scholarship can be viewed on the USD Law Library's Selected Works site.
Professor Thomas J. Horton began his antitrust career in 1978, following his first year of Law School, when He became a law clerk for the Federal Trade Commission. After graduating from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1981, Professor Horton spent two years clerking for United States District Judge William K. Thomas in the Northern District of Ohio. Professor Horton returned to the Federal Trade Commission in 1984, where he investigated and litigated both antitrust and consumer protection cases.
In 1987, he joined the Washington, DC antitrust firm of Howrey & Simon, as an associate. He was promoted to an equity partner in 1991, and served there until leaving in 2006, to run as a nominated candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in northern Virginia. While a Howrey partner, Professor Horton was appointed by the Governor of Rhode Island and its Legislature in 1991 to serve as an Assistant Special Counsel in their investigation into the collapse of RISDIC-insured financial institutions throughout the state. Based on his aggressive questioning of witnesses during televised public hearings, Professor Horton was dubbed “The Barracuda” by the Rhode island media and its citizens.
In 1997, Professor Horton joined the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice, where he successfully led a series of merger cases on behalf of the U.S. In 2001, he joined the firm of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe as a partner. In 2006, he returned to the Antitrust Division, where he again served as a lead trial attorney in major antitrust cases of national significance. In 2009, Professor Horton retired from the active practice of litigation and joined the faculty of the University of South Dakota School of Law as a full-time professor. Professor Horton teaches Antitrust Law and Trial Advocacy at USD, as well as an undergraduate honors’ seminar on The History and Philosophy of America’s Antitrust laws. In 2012, he taught Comparative Competition Law in China. Professor Horton currently is the leading scholar on applying evolutionary theories and analyses in the antitrust and competition fields.
Dr. James W. Brock
Moeckel Professor James L. Brock has been a faculty member of the Farmer School of Business, Miami University since 1979. He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University. Dr. Brock's areas of expertise include anti-trust policy, government policy toward business, petroleum and various other industries. Dr. Brock has written extensively in the area of anti-trust. For a listing of his articles see his Curriculum Vita.
Maurice E. Stucke earned his undergrad degree and his law degree at Georgetown University. Since 2007, he has taught at the University of Tennessee College of Law. Before he began his teaching career he was a trial attorney with the U. S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division for 13 years. He successfully challenged anticompetitive mergers and restraints in numerous industries.
Mr. Stucke also serves as a Senior Fellow at the American Antitrust Institute. He has received numerous awards and recognition for his work with the Department of Justice. In 2010-2011 he received a Fullbright Scholar grant to lecture in the People's Republic of China. He has received several awards for his writings in the area of antitrust. His scholarship is widely cited by the courts and agencies.