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​​​​​​MAURICE E. STUCKE

Maurice E. Stucke

Maurice Stucke is of counsel at the Konkurrenz Group and a tenured law professor at the University of Tennessee. He has twenty years experience handling a range of competition policy issues in both private practice and as a prosecutor at the U.S. Department of Justice.

At the Antitrust Division, he successfully challenged anticompetitive mergers and restraints in numerous industries, and focused on policy issues involving antitrust and the media. As a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, he prosecuted a variety of felony and misdemeanor offenses. As an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell, Professor Stucke assisted in defending Goldman Sachs, CS First Boston, and Microsoft in civil antitrust litigation. The Legal Aid Society presented him two awards for his criminal appellate and defense work.


Professional Activities

Professor Stucke advises clients on mergers, antitrust compliance, privacy, and matters before the competition agencies.  

He publishes and speaks regularly on privacy, competition policy, and compliance in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Professor Stucke’s scholarship, which has been cited by the U.S. federal courts, the OECD, the United Nations, competition agencies and policymakers, is already impacting competition policy. He was invited by the OECD and competition authorities from Canada, the European Commission, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, South Korea, United Kingdom and United States to discuss his research.

In 2009, Professor Stucke was asked to serve as one of the United States' non-governmental advisors to the International Competition Network, the only international body devoted exclusively to competition law enforcement and whose members represent national and multinational governmental competition authorities in over 100 jurisdictions.

Professor Stucke also serves as a Senior Fellow at the American Antitrust Institute, where he chaired a committee on the media industry that drafted a transition report for the incoming Obama administration. He serves on the board of the Academic Society for Competition Law and on advisory board of the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies.

In 2015, he was an Academic Visitor at Oxford University's Institute of European and Comparative Law, a Fellow at Oxford's Centre for Competition Law and Policy, and a Senior Associateship at Pembroke College.  

Professor Stucke received a number of awards including a Fulbright fellowship to teach at the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing, and the Jerry S. Cohen Memorial Fund Writing Award for his article “Behavioral Economists at the Gate: Antitrust in the Twenty-First Century.”

Representative Matters

  • Filed an amicus brief on behalf of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia in support of the appellant NCAA in NCAA v. O’Bannon, No. 15-1388 (S.Ct. filed June 14, 2016).
  • Drafted report on the antitrust implications of a possible Bayer-Monsanto merger.
  • Filed an amicus brief on behalf of law and economics and antitrust scholars in support of the appellant NCAA in O’Bannon v. NCAA, Nos. 14-16601, 14-17068 (9th Cir. filed November 21, 2014).
  • Filed comments and white paper opposing Comcast's proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable before the Department of Justice and Federal Communications Commission.  
  • Brentwood Academy v. Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association, Civ. Action No. 3-97-1249, 2008-2 Trade Cases & 76,317, 2008 WL 2811307 (M.D. Tenn. July 18, 2008) (drafted antitrust issues for successful summary judgment motion).
  • In re VisaCheck/MasterMoney Antitrust Litig., Master File No. CV-96-5238 (E.D.N.Y. 2006) (recovery by the United States, as a matter of equity--and the first time in the Antitrust Division's history--for its share of damages in a private class action settlement).
  • United States v. Kentucky Real Estate Commission, Civil Action No. 3:05CV188-H (W.D. Ky. 2005) (challenging statewide ban on real estate brokers' offering rebates or inducements).
  • United States v. Village Voice Media LLC & NT Media LLC, Civil Action No. 1:03CV0164, 2003 WL 22019516 (N.D. Oh. 2003) (led a joint task force with the Offices of the Attorney General for California and Ohio, and the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office that successfully prosecuted a market allocation agreement between the nation's leading publishers of alternative newsweeklies and led to the publication of the newsweeklies under new owners).
  • United States v. Jerome, 38 F. App'x 887 (4th Cir. 2002) (co-lead on trial and appeal that affirmed conviction).
  • United States v. Redman, 18 F. App'x 168 (4th Cir. 2001) (handled appeal that affirmed conviction).
  • United States v. Smith, 22 F. App'x 162 (4th Cir. 2001) (opposed defendant's motion to suppress, prosecuted the case, and handled the appeal that affirmed conviction). 
  • United States v. L'Oreal USA, Inc., L'Oreal S.A. & Carson, Inc., 142 F. Supp. 2d 17 (D.D.C. 2000) (merger in hair care industry).
  • People v. Graham, 251 A.D.2d 426, 674 N.Y.S.2d 120 (N.Y. App. Div. 2 Dept. 1998) (obtained reversal of criminal conviction; first time the New York State Appellate Division, Second Department reversed in the interest of justice on improper rape trauma syndrome expert testimony).
  • United States v. Georgia-Pacific Corp., Civil Action No. 96-164 (D. Del. 1996) (merger in gypsum industry).
  • United States v. Kimberly-Clark Corp. & Scott Paper Co., Civil Action No. 3:95 CV 3055-P (N.D. Tx. 1995) (merger in tissue and baby wipes industry).
  • United States v. Interstate Bakeries Corp. & Continental Baking Co., Civil Action No. 95C 4194 (N.D. Ill. 1995) (merger in the white pan bread industry).

Education

  • Georgetown University, J.D., 1994, magna cum laude
  • Georgetown University, A.B., 1987

   

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York

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