Senior Fellow (Melbourne Law Masters)
George Washington University, United States
William Kovacic is recognised as one of the world's leading authorities in competition (antitrust) law, and has acted both as a regulator and as an academic. He is currently Global Competition Professor of Law and Policy and Director of the Competition Law Center at George Washington University, Washington. He served as a member of the United States Federal Trade Commission from January 2006 to October 2011 and was Chairman from March 2008 until March 2009. Since January 2009, he has served as the Vice Chair for Outreach of the International Competition Network. Since 1992, he has served as an adviser on antitrust and consumer protection issues to the governments of Armenia, Benin, Egypt, El Salvador, Georgia, Guyana, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Panama, Russia, Ukraine, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe. He has published numerous books and articles on competition policy, law and enforcement, and in recent years has developed a particular specialty in the field of competition law institutions.