Professor Marina Lao joined the Seton Hall law faculty in 1994 after over a decade of practice experience in government and in the private sector. Her scholarly work focuses on various aspects of antitrust enforcement. A frequent speaker in academia, Professor Lao has also offered invited testimony to the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet, and at hearings sponsored by the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice. She is a member of the advisory board of the American Antitrust Institute, and was Chair of the Section of Antitrust and Economic Regulation of the Association of American Law Schools.
In 2007 Professor Lao received a Fulbright Fellowship to the University of Munich and the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law in Munich, where she taught U.S. Antitrust Law. She was named the inaugural Maury Cartine Research Endowment Fellow in 2010, the Edward S. Hendrickson Professor in 2008, the Andrea Catania Fellow for Excellence in Teaching for 2003-2005, and the Dean’s Fellow for 2003-2005, and 2000-2001.
Professor Lao began her legal career with the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, as a trial attorney under the Honors Program following graduation from Albany Law School on a three-year full scholarship.