Michael Kades is the director for Markets and Competition Policy at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. His research focuses on competition and antitrust enforcement, with an emphasis on consumers, wages, equality, and innovation. Prior to joining Equitable Growth, Michael worked as antitrust counsel for Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, where he led efforts to reform antitrust laws. Previously, he spent 20 years investigating and litigating some of the most significant antitrust actions as an attorney at the Federal Trade Commission. During his time at the FTC, he was an attorney advisor to Chairman Jon Leibowitz, where he directed the FTC agenda against anticompetitive pharmaceutical patent settlements that led to the commission’s victory before the Supreme Court in FTC v. Actavis, Inc.
The Yale Law Journal today published a symposium, “Unlocking Antitrust Enforcement,” based on papers that were presented at an event the Washington Center for Equitable Growth co-hosted with the Program […]
Slides from a presentation by Michael Kades for the House Antitrust Caucus on January 19, 2018. In the presentation, Kades explains that antitrust enforcers lack the resources to protect consumers […]
The U.S. Supreme Court next week will hear oral arguments in Ohio v. American Express, an antitrust case involving competition in the credit card industry. The U.S. Department of Justice […]