A group of law experts discussed the outcome and implications of the Google Books Settlement.
Featured speakers include Richard A. Epstein, James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Visiting Professor of Law, New York University Law School and Jonathan M. Jacobson, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. The discussion was led by Scott Hemphill of Columbia Law.
Richard A. Epstein, the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago, is the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. Epstein is also, a visiting professor at NYU Law School.
C. Scott Hemphill is Associate Professor of Law and Milton Handler Fellow at Columbia Law School. Professor Scott was Articles Editor, Stanford Law Review. He served as law clerk to Judge Richard A. Posner, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2002-2003 and to Justice Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court of the United States, 2003-2004.
He joined the Columbia faculty in 2006.He is a member of the American Law and Economics Association. And he is a term member for Council on Foreign Relations.
Jonathan Jacobson is a partner in the firm's New York office, where he practices antitrust law. Considered one of the country's preeminent antitrust litigators, Jonathan has taken a lead role in representing major corporate clients in many high-profile antitrust litigations, investigations, trials, and appeals. He also serves as primary counsel for his clients on a wide variety of other antitrust matters.Among other noteworthy cases, Jonathan was lead counsel for Coca-Cola in PepsiCo v. Coca-Cola, a leading monopolization case under Section 2 of the Sherman Act. He also led the representation of American Express in United States v. Visa USA, defended Clear Channel in Heerwagen v. Clear Channel, co-authored the brief for the respondents in the important Supreme Court case Eastman Kodak v. Image Technical Services, and serves as lead defense counsel in several major class action litigations.
Jonathan was appointed by Congress in 2002 to serve on the Antitrust Modernization Commission, which was responsible for reviewing and recommending potential changes to the nation's antitrust laws, and which issued its report in April 2007. He now serves as a member of the ABA Antitrust Section's Council. He served as the editorial chair of the Antitrust Section's Antitrust Law Developments (6th ed.), published in 2007, and previously chaired a number of the Section's committees. Jonathan has written or edited numerous articles and books spanning the gamut of antitrust topics, including exclusionary practices, merger enforcement, government and other civil litigation matters, and cartel enforcement. He frequently speaks on antitrust subjects, and often is quoted by the press on competition matters.
Prior to joining Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Jonathan was a partner in Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld's New York office, where he co-chaired the firm's national antitrust practice. He also has been a partner at Coudert Brothers and Lord, Day & Lord.