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 Journal, Columbia 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 in 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.