Professor of Law
Harry First is the Charles L. Denison Professor of Law at New York University School of Law, Director of the law school’s Competition, Innovation, and Information Law Program, and Co-Director of the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy. From 1999-2001 he served as Chief of the Antitrust Bureau of the Office of the Attorney General of the State of New York. Professor First’s teaching interests include antitrust, regulated industries, international and comparative antitrust, business crime, and innovation policy. He is the co-author of law school casebooks on antitrust (with John Flynn and Darren Bush) and on regulated industries (with John Flynn), as well as the author of a casebook on business crime, and the author of numerous articles involving antitrust law. Professor First has twice been a Fulbright Research Fellow in Japan and has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Tokyo.
Professor First’s most recent scholarly work in antitrust has focused on various aspects of antitrust enforcement and theory, including “Your Money and Your Life: The Export of U.S. Antitrust Remedies” (in “Global Competition Law and Economics,” Stanford Univ. Press, forthcoming), “Antitrust’s Democracy Deficit” (Fordham Law Review, 2013), and two chapters in “The Design of Competition Law Institutions” (Oxford Univ. Press, 2013), one dealing with the United States, the other dealing with Japan. Along with Andrew Gavil of Howard University School of Law, he is currently completing a book titled Microsoft and the Globalization of Antitrust Law: Competition Policy for the Twenty-First Century, to be published by MIT Press. First is also the author of a casebook on business crime and a recently published article, “Business Crime and the Public Interest: Lawyers, Legislators, and the Administrative State” (University of California Irvine Law Review, 2012).
Professor First is a contributing editor of the Antitrust Law Journal, foreign antitrust editor of the Antitrust Bulletin, a member of the executive committee of the Antitrust Section of the New York State Bar Association, and a member of the advisory board and a Senior Fellow of the American Antitrust Institute.