C. Scott Hemphill

Moses H. Grossman Professor of Law,
School of Law, New York University

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Scott Hemphill provides expert testimony on antitrust matters, in which he has addressed such topics as merger effects, monopsony, industry regulation, vertical restraints, and exclusionary conduct. He has particular expertise with matters involving complex economic models of liability. Professor Hemphill has testified before Congress on various issues, including the proposed Comcast/Time Warner merger and pharmaceutical competition and innovation. An economist and lawyer by training, he has served as antitrust bureau chief for the New York Attorney General, and as a law clerk for Judge Richard A. Posner on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and for Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Professor Hemphill’s research interests and expertise lie at the intersection of competition and innovation, covering subjects such as concentration in high-tech industries, drug patents, net neutrality, and fashion and product design copyright. Recently, he has focused on platform competition and on the potential competitive effects of common shareholding. Professor Hemphill’s research has been cited in federal and state courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court and the California Supreme Court, and has formed the basis for congressional testimony on matters of regulatory policy.

A noted author, Professor Hemphill’s articles have been published in Yale Law JournalColumbia Law Review, and Antitrust Law Journal, peer-reviewed economic journals, and the popular press. He has contributed chapters to several books, including the Oxford Handbook of Intellectual Property Law. Both Concurrences and the American Antitrust Institute (AAI) have honored him with multiple writing awards, Who’s Who Legal has named him a Thought Leader in the competition field, and AAI has recognized him for Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement in Economics. Global Competition Review recognized Professor Hemphill to its inaugural list of the world’s most important antitrust academics.

At NYU Law, Professor Hemphill teaches courses on antitrust law and intellectual property. Previously, he was a professor at Columbia Law School. Professor Hemphill has also served as an instructor at the Antitrust Law & Economics Institute for Judges, an educational curriculum organized by the ABA Section of Antitrust Law and the Federal Judicial Center.

Professional Affiliations
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WWL: Competition Global Leaders and Consulting Experts 2023

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WWL: Thought Leaders USA—Competition—Economists 2023


The Cambridge Handbook of Marketing and the Law

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2023 WWL: Thought Leaders–Competition

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Cornerstone Research Affiliated Experts Named to Global Competition Review’s Inaugural List of Leading Antitrust Academics


Antitrust Expert Spotlight: C. Scott Hemphill

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WWL: Global Leader Competition—Economists 2022

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2022 WWL: Thought Leaders–Competition

  • “Agency Economists’ Roundtable,” 49th Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law and Policy and Antitrust Economics Workshops, Fordham University School of Law, 14 September 2022
  • “FTC Competition Rulemaking: Policy and Authority Considerations,” Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association, 7 March 2022
  • “Annual Review of Hot Topics and Developments, With a Look Ahead,” New York State Bar Association Antitrust Law Section Annual Meeting, 21 January 2022
  • “Advances in the Analysis of Competition Policy and Regulation,” CRESSE 2021: 15th International Conference on Competition and Regulation, 3 September 2021
  • “Do Pharmaceutical Mergers Harm Consumers?,” Antitrust in Life Sciences series, Concurrences Review and Fordham Competition Law Institute, 2 July 2020
  • “Antitrust Economics Workshop,” 46th Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law and Policy, Fordham University Law School, 11 September 2019
  • “Advertising Markets: Is the Current Ecosystem Stimulating Competition?,” Global Antitrust Economics Conference, Concurrences Review, 18 November 2021
  • “Consumer Protection and Antitrust,” Global Antitrust Economics Conference, Concurrences Review and New York University Stern School of Business, 8 December 2020
  • “Legislative Reform: What Changes for Antitrust Law and Institutions?,” Conference on Antitrust and 21st Century Bigness: Dealing with Tech Platforms in a Globalized World, New York University School of Law, 28 February 2020