Thomas G. Krattenmaker will present the final session of the Technology, Innovation & Intellectual Property (TIIP) Workshop on Wednesday, April 29 on the topic of "Competition Policy in Telecommunications: Law and Institutions."
Krattenmaker has had three significant legal careers – in academia, government and private practice - but it all started at UConn Law. He worked in government, as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice John M. Harlan, as senior counsel in the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division and through two stints at the Federal Communications Commission and three at the Federal Trade Commission; in academia, where in the course of 30 years as a professor of law, he also served as dean at William and Mary School of Law, associate dean at Georgetown University Law Center, and as a visiting Fulbright professor at the University of Natal (Durban) School of Law in South Africa; and in private practice, principally as senior counsel at Mintz Levin, and, later, of counsel at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.
He spent the bulk of his legal career in academia, where his principal courses and scholarly publications were in antitrust, constitutional, and telecommunications law. His work, with Professor Steven C. Salop, on anticompetitive exclusion is known throughout the antitrust world, and his casebook on telecommunications law and policy led its field in American law schools.
Most recently, his work in government included stints as special counsel for policy and regulatory affairs to the assistant attorney general for antitrust at the Department of Justice from 1997 to 1998, as director of research at the Federal Communications Commission from 1998 to 2000, and as an attorney in the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, Office of Policy and Coordination, from 2003 to 2007. He also served as law clerk to Justice John M. Harlan on the Supreme Court of the United States from 1970 to 1971, as assistant director for evaluation of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection from 1971 to 1972, and as co-director of the network inquiry at the Federal Communications Commission from 1978 to 1980.