John Newman is currently an assistant professor with the University of Memphis School of Law. His scholarship focuses on competition issues in technology markets. His articles have appeared in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Washington University Law Review, Vanderbilt Law Review, Maryland Law Review, and the George Washington Law Review. His commentary on contemporary antitrust topics has been featured by a variety of popular media outlets, including CNBC, the New York Times, and more. He is also engaged in advising a number of clients as a consulting expert regarding antitrust litigation and agency reviews.
Prior to joining academia, John practiced as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division in Washington, D.C. During his time with the Division, he was involved in a variety of matters, including United States v. American Express Co., United States v. ConAgra, Inc. (proposed joint venture between ConAgra, Cargill, and CHS), United States v. US Airways Grp. (proposed merger of US Airways and American Airlines), and United States v. AT&T Inc. (proposed merger of AT&T and T-Mobile). He was also a member of teams that investigated Monsanto, Entergy, and others. At the same time, he maintained an active pro bono practice, representing low-income tenants in litigation and alternative dispute resolution and advising a start-up on IP licensing issues.
While earning a J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law, John served as research assistant to Herbert Hovenkamp. In that role, he researched emerging antitrust developments in connection with updating and revising the Areeda & Hovenkamp antitrust-law treatise. During his 3L year, John completed an independent research project supervised by Professor Hovenkamp; the resulting paper was published in the Florida State University Law Review. John also served as managing editor of the Iowa Law Review and published student notes in journals at the University of Iowa and the University of Virginia.