Eleanor M. Fox

Walter J. Derenberg Professor of Trade Regulation

Eleanor M. Fox is the Walter J. Derenberg Professor of Trade Regulation at New York University School of Law. Before joining the faculty of NYU Law, Fox was a partner at the New York law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. She has served as a member of the International Competition Policy Advisory Committee to the Attorney General of the US Department of Justice (1997-2000) (President Clinton) and as a commissioner on President Carter’s National Commission for the Review of Antitrust Laws and Procedures (1978-79). She has advised numerous younger antitrust jurisdictions, including South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, Tanzania, The Gambia, Indonesia, Russia, Poland and Hungary, and the common market COMESA. Read more

Fox received her law degree from New York University School of Law in 1961 and an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Paris-Dauphine in 2009. She was awarded an inaugural Lifetime Achievement award in 2011 by the Global Competition Review for "substantial, lasting and transformational impact on competition policy and practice." She received the inaugural award for outstanding contributions to the international competition law community in 2015 by ASCOLA, the Academic Society for Competition Law. She was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Antitrust & Economic Regulation Section of the Association of American Law Schools in 2017. Her books include Global Issues in Antitrust and Competition Law with Daniel Crane, 2d ed. West 2017, EU Competition Law casebook with Damien Gerard, Elgar 2017, The Design of Competition Law Institutions edited with Michael Trebilcock, Oxford 2013, and US Antitrust in Global Context casebook, 3d ed. West 2012. Her book with Mor Bakhoum, Making Markets Work for Africa, is in publication by Oxford. Her articles include “Extraterritoriality and Input Cartels: Life in the Global Value Lane—The Collision Course with Empagran and How to Avert It,” CPI Antitrust Chronicle (Jan. 2015-2), “When the State Harms Competition – The Role for Competition Law,” with Deborah Healey, 79 Antitrust L.J. 769 (2014), "Monopolization and Abuse of Dominance: Why Europe Is Different," 59 Antitrust Bull. 129 (2014), and “The Efficiency Paradox” in How the Chicago School Overshot the Mark: The Effect of Conservative Economic Analysis on US Antitrust (Pitofsky ed. Oxford 2008).

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