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March 21, 2005

Hovenkamp To Be Featured At Antitrust Law Symposium

University of Iowa law professor and antitrust law expert Herb Hovenkamp will be honored this spring at a symposium sponsored by the Journal of Corporation Law, a scholarly journal published by the Iowa law school.

"Professor Hovenkamp is one of the country's preeminent legal scholars in antitrust issues," said Hillary Sale, UI law professor and symposium organizer. "Because this symposium will focus on antitrust law, it only made sense that he serve as the guest editor."

The symposium will be held Friday, April 1, at UI's Boyd Law Building. Hovenkamp has published dozens of books and journal articles about antitrust law and recently served as an advisor to state attorneys general who sued Microsoft for antitrust violations in its use of the Windows operating system. His latest book, "The Antitrust Enterprise: Principle and Execution," will be published next year by Harvard Press.

Among those presenting will be Greg Werden, an attorney in the antitrust division of the U.S. Department of Justice; David Balto, an attorney in the Washington, D.C. office of the law firm Robins, Kaplan Miller & Ciresi; Roger Blair, a professor of economics at the University of Florida; John Solow and April Franco, UI economics professors; and law professors Howard Shelanski of the University of California; Bill Kovacic of George Washington University; Chris Leslie of the Chicago-Kent Law School; Steve Calkins of Wayne State University; Randy Picker of the University of Chicago; Michael Carrier of Rutgers; and James Speta of Northwestern.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Snee, 319-384-0010, tom-snee@uiowa.edu.