Marina Lao, Edward S. Hendrickson Professor of Law, joined the Seton Hall law faculty in 1994 after over a decade of practice experience in government and in the private sector. She took a leave of absence from February 2015 through June 2016 to serve as the Director of the Office of Policy Planning at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. Professor Lao teaches courses on antitrust law, business associations, administrative law, and commercial law. She has written, lectured, and commented extensively on antitrust law and policy. Additionally, Professor Lao has offered invited testimony to the House Judiciary Committee, and presented at hearings/workshops convened by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. She is a member of the advisory board of the American Antitrust Institute, and was Chair of the Section of Antitrust and Economic Regulation of the Association of American Law Schools.
Professor Lao was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in 2007-2008 to the University of Munich and the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law in Munich, where she taught U.S. Antitrust Law. She was named the inaugural Maury Cartine Research Endowment Fellow in 2010, the Andrea Catania Fellow for Excellence in Teaching for 2003-2005, and the Dean’s Fellow for 2003-2005, and 2000-2001.
Professor Lao began her legal career with the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, as a trial attorney under the Honors Program following graduation from Albany Law School on a three-year full scholarship.