Featured Faculty: Chris Sagers

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Chris Sagers

When the world’s leading news organizations require an expert on antitrust law, one of their first sources is Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Professor Chris L. Sagers. 

Sagers, the James A. Thomas Distinguished Professor, has been quoted frequently by press outlets including the New York Times, the L.A. Times, the Wall Street Journal, and National Public Radio. He was quoted recently on the merger between U.S. Airways and American Airlines, the Justice Department’s antitrust case against Apple and a discussed takeover by Fox of Time-Warner’s movie and TV businesses. (Articles HERE and HERE)

The Cleveland-Marshall professor is also a prolific blogger for the Huffington Post and other outlets, where he has posted his thoughts on the Apple case, big mergers, aggressive political lawsuits, and the antitrust issues stemming from Donald Sterling’s removal as owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.

Sagers has testified on antitrust matters before the U.S. Congress and the Antitrust Modernization Commission, and is a frequent panelist and lecturer. He is author or co-author of several books, including “Sullivan, Grimes & Sagers on Antitrust,” and more than a dozen academic articles. His most recent essay, “A Statute by any Other (Non-acronomial) Name Might Smell Less Like S.P.A.M., or, The Congress of the United States Grows Increasingly D.U.M.B.,” will appear in a forthcoming issue of the Georgetown Law Journal.

Sagers joined the Cleveland-Marshall faculty in 2002 and has taught courses in antitrust, business organizations, law & economics and administrative law. His scholarship focuses on antitrust and business regulation, and in particular on how the relationship of business and government operates as a part of our overall political philosophy. He also serves as faculty director of Cleveland-Marshall’s newly opened solo practice incubator.

Before joining the Cleveland-Marshall faculty, Sagers practiced law in Washington, D.C., at Arnold & Porter and Shea & Gardner. At both firms he was involved in large-scale litigation and public policy matters touching on a number of substantive areas, with a concentration on commercial affairs. 

Sagers earned degrees in law and public policy from University of Michigan.

Read more about Sagers’ work on the C-M Faculty Blog.

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