Edward D Cavanagh , Esq.
Adjunct Professor of Law

Fordham University School of Law
140 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023
Email: cavanage@stjohns.edu
Telephone: 718.990.6621

Publications

Articles
Antitrust Law and Economic Theory:  Finding a Balance, 45 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. ___   (2013) (forthcoming).

The Impact of Twombly on Antitrust Actions Brought in State Court, ANTITRUST SOURCE, 1 Feb. 2013, available at http://www.abanet.org/antitrust/at-source/13/02/Feb13CavanaghC.pdf.

The Rule of Reason Re-Examined, 67 Business Lawyer 435 (February 2012).

The FTAIA and Foreign Claims under State Antitrust Law, 26 Antitrust 43 (Fall 2011).

Twombly’s Seismic Disturbances, 38 Litigation 6 (Winter 2012).

Making Sense of Twombly, 63 S.C. L. Rev. 97 (2011).

Rulemaking, Litigation Culture and Reform in the Federal Courts, 35 Am. Jour. Trial Adv. 49 (2011).

The Private Antitrust Remedy: Lessons From The American Experience, 41 Loy. L.J. 629 (2010).

Issue Preclusion in Complex Litigation, 29 Rev. Litig. 859 (2010).

Detrebling in Monopolization Cases, 76 Antitrust L.J. 97 (2009).

Twombly: The Demise of Notice Pleading, the Triumph of Milton Handler and the Uncertain Future of Private Antitrust Enforcement, 27 Rev. Litig. 1 (2008)

Vertical Price Restraints After Leegin, 21 Loy. Consumer L. Rev. 1 (2008)

Twombly, The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Courts, 82 St. John’s L. Rev. 877 (2008)

Trinko:  A Kinder, Gentler Approach To Dominant Firms Under the Antitrust Laws, 59 Maine L. Rev. 112 (2007)

The FTAIA and Empagran:  What Next?  58 S.M.U. L. Rev. 1419 (Fall 2005)

Antitrust Remedies Revisited, 84 Ore. L. Rev. 147 (Fall 2005)

Illinois Brick:  A Look Back And A Look Ahead, 17 Loy. Consumer L. Rev. 1 (2004)

The FTAIA and Subject Matter Jurisdiction Over Foreign Transactions Under the Antitrust Laws: The New Frontier in Antitrust Litigation, 56 S.M.U. L. Rev. 2151 (Fall 2003)

De – Regulation of the Air Waves: Is Antitrust Enough?  17. St. John’s Jour. Leg. Comm. 67 (2003)

Pleading Rules in Antitrust Cases:  A Return to Fact Pleading? 21 Rev. Litig. 1(2002)

Reciprocal Dealing: A Rebirth? 76 St. John’s Law Review 633 (2001)

Procedural Convergence Is the Missing Link, Global Competition Review (April/May 2000)

New York Antitrust Bureau Pursues Mandate To Represent State Interests In Fostering Competitive Environment, 72 New York State Bar Journal 38 (January 2000)

Kumho Tire:  Decision Extends Daubert Approach to All Expert Testimony, 71 New York State Bar Journal 9 (July/August 1999)

The Civil Justice Reform Act of 1990:  Requiescat in Pace, 173 F.R.D. 565 (1997). 

A Model for Using Magistrate Judges to Help Mitigate Delay in Federal District Courts, 37 Judges’ Journal (Vol. 2) 68 (Spring 1998). 

Obstacles in the Search for Truth, Legal Times, July 27, 1998 at 21. 

Antitrust Liability Premised on Enforcement of Invalid Intellectual Property Rights, 6 Univ. Miami Bus. L.J. 119 (1996). 

The Legacy of the Civil Justice Reform Act, Legal Times, November 25, 1996, at 28. 

Rule 11 Of The Federal Rules Of Civil Procedure:  The Case Against Turning Back The Clock, 162 F.R.D. 383 (1995).

Journalists As Professionals:  Rethinking The Professional Exemption Under The Fair Labor Standards Act, 16 Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Journal 277 (1996).

Turning Back the Clock on Rule 11, Legal Times, April 10, 1995 at 24.

Mandatory Disclosure’s Voluntary Reach, in Litigation:  Pointers and Problems, Legal Times, November 21, 1994 at 15.

The Civil Justice Reform Act Of 1990 And The 1993 Amendments To The Federal Rules Of Civil Procedure:  Conflict Without Resolution in Civil Practice And Litigation In Federal And State Courts, ALI/ABA 1994.

Mandatory Disclosure And Complex Antitrust Litigation:  Some Frank Discussion About A Confused Issue, 8 Antitrust 8 (Summer 1994).

Bumps On The Road To Speedier Civil Justice, Legal Times, January 4, 1994 at 22.

The Civil Justice Reform Act of 1990 And The 1993 Amendments To The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure:  Can Systemic Ills Afflicting the Federal Courts Be Remedied By Local Rules? 67 St. John’s L.Rev. 721 (1993).

The Civil Justice Reform Act of 1990 And The 1993 Amendments To The Federal Rules Of Civil Procedure:  Peaceful Co-Existence? ALI/ABA, October 14, 1993.

The Civil Justice Reform Act of 1990 And The 1993 Amendments To The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure:  On A Collision Course?  ALI/ABA, May 20, 1993.

Preparing A Witness To Testify In A Commercial Case, 19 Litigation 36 (Summer 1992) (with Briscoe R. Smith).

Antitrust In The Second Circuit, 65 St. John’s L.Rev. 795 (1991).

Public Records, Market Reports Commercial Publications and Treatises in Antitrust Evidence Handbook (ABA Antitrust Section 1991).

Attorney’s Fees In Antitrust Litigation:  Making the System Fairer, 52 Fordham L.Rev. 51 (1988).

Pretrial Discovery In The Law School Curriculum:  An Analysis And A Suggested Approach, 38 J. Legal Educ. 401 (1988).

The Relevance Of Administrative Considerations In The Judicial Decision Making Process:  A Kantian Perspective, 11 Harv. J. Law & Pub. Pol. 407 (1988).

Contribution, Claim Reduction And Individual Treble Damage Responsibility:  Which Path To Reform Of Antitrust Remedies?, 40 Vand. L.Rev. 1277 (1987).

Detrebling Antitrust Damages:  An Idea Whose Time Has Come? 61 Tulane L.Rev. 777 (1987).

The Illinois Brick Controversy:  It’s A Debate That Just Won’t Die, Nat. L.J. July 14, 1986, p.20.

Developing Standards Under Amended Rule 11:  Stemming Baseless Suits Without Chilling Bona Fide Claims, 14 Hofstra L.Rev. 449 (1986).

The August 1, 1983 Amendments To The Federal Rules Of Civil Procedure:  A Critical Evaluation And A Proposal For More Effective Discovery Through Local Rules, 30 Villanova L.Rev. 767 (1985).

The Illinois Brick Dilemma:  Is There A Legislative Solution?, 48 Albany L.Rev. 273 (1984).

Illinois Brick Revisited:  An Analysis Of A Developing Antitrust Jurisprudence, 17 Val. U.L. Rev. 63 (1983).

Book Chapters

Foreign Direct Investment in the United States and the Federal Antitrust Laws in the United States (2d ed. 2004) in Manual for Foreign Investment (West) (with John H. Shenefield)

Antitrust in Haig, Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts (2d. Ed. 2005) (West) (with John H. Shenefield)

Antitrust Jurisdiction, Standing and Remedies, published in Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts (West 1998)

Private Antitrust Suits, Practice and Procedure, 2004 Annual Review of Antitrust Developments (2004) (ABA)

Private Antitrust Suit, Practice and Procedure, 2003 Annual Review of Antitrust Developments (2003) (ABA)

Real Estate Brokers and the Antitrust Laws in Rohan et. al., Real Estate Brokerage Law & Practice (1985) (Bender)

Contract Damages (Chapter 6) in New York Form Jury Instructions (Bender 1992).

Trade Libel (Chapter 22) in New York Form Jury Instructions (Bender 1992).

Unfair Competition (Chapter 20) in New York Form Jury Instructions (Bender 1992).

 

Editor

Antitrust Evidence Manual (2d ed. 2002) (ABA)

St. John’s Law School Faculty Issue, 72 New York State Bar Journal (2002)

 

Professional Accomplishments

Reporter, Eastern District of New York Committee on Civil Litigation (1997-present).

Reporter, Eastern District of New York Committee on Revision of Local Rules (1995 - 1998).

Reporter, Eastern District of New York Advisory Group (1991 - 97); Co-drafter, Final Report to Honorable Thomas C. Platt, Chief Judge, December 9, 1991, 142 F.R.D. 185 (1992).

Member, Civil Litigation Caseflow Committee for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (1985- present); Reporter (1985 -present); Drafter, Report on Rule 11 (1990); Drafter, Report of the Civil Caseflow Committee, July 1986.

Member, Discovery Oversight Committee for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (1984-present); Report (1984-85).

Member, Eastern District of New York Committee on Ethics (1993-97).

Member, Special Committee on Discovery Practices in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (1982-84).  Co-drafter, Revised Report Of The Special Committee On Discovery In Civil Cases For The Eastern District Of New York To The Honorable
Jack B. Weinstein, Chief Judge, 102 F.R.D. 339 (1984).

Testified before the Antitrust Modernization Commission on July 28, 2005 regarding Antitrust Remedies.

Testified before the Committee on the Judiciary of the United States Senate on June 3, 1986 regarding S. 2481, the “Antitrust Improvements Act of 1986,” 99th Cong.2d Sess. (1986).

 

Speeches and Program Appearances

Speaker, Attorneys' Fees in Federal Civil Litigation:  An Overview, Federal Bar Council May 22, 2013.

Speaker and co-organizer, Antitrust Conspiracies, Class Actions and Refusals to Deal, Federal Bar Council, June 14, 2012, New York City.

Speaker, Twombly and Pleading in State Courts, ABA Antitrust Section, April 30, 2012.

Speaker and co-organizer, Next Generation of Antitrust Scholars, NYU, January 20, 2012.

Speaker, Antitrust Class Action After Dukes ABA Litigation Section Brown Bag Series, September 26, 2011.

Commentator, Duke Conference on Procedural Reform, Duke Law School, May 10-11, 2010.

Co-Chair and Commentator, The Next Generation of Antitrust Scholars, NYU Law School, January 29, 2010.

Speaker, An Overview of Antitrust, FBC/NYSBA Clerkship Orientation Program, Southern District of New York, November 18, 2009.

Speaker, Twombly, Iqbal and Federal Pleading Standards, FBC, October 14, 2009.

United States Competition Policy: An Historical Overview, ABA Antitrust Section Post-Annual Meeting, Half Moon Bay, California, August 4, 2009.

Resale Price Maintenance After Leegin: FTC Workshop on R/P/M, Washington D.C., May 21, 2009.

Moderator, Antitrust and Competition Policy, ABA Antitrust Section, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, May 14-18, 2009.

Moderator and Panelist, Ethics and Investigations in Federal Litigation, NYSBA Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, Cooperstown, N.Y., May 3, 2009.

Commentator, The Mid-West Antitrust Symposium, Loyola Chicago Law School, May 1, 2009.

Speaker and Commentator, Antitrust and the Rule of Law, Boston, MA., April 17, 2009.

Speaker and Panelist, Private Enforcement of Competition Law, George Washington Law School, February 27-28, 2009.

Speaker and Panelist, Remedies in Monopolization Cases, June 4-5, 2008 University of Virginia.

Speaker and Moderator, Ethical Issues in Prefiling Investigations in Federal Civil Litigation, Federal Bar Council, May 8, 2008 West Islip, New York.

Panelist, One Year Later: The AMC’s Report and the Challenges that Await Antitrust, New York University School of Law (April 11, 2008).

Speaker and Program Chair, A Symposium on Twombly, St. John’s University School of Law (October 25, 2007).

Speaker, The 2006-07 Supreme Court Term: What Next For Antitrust Enforcement? NAAG Centennial, St. Louis, Mo. (October 9, 2007).

Speaker and Panelist, Interchange Fees, Loyola Chicago Mid-West Antitrust Institute (April 11, 2007).

Speaker, The Year in Antitrust, ABA Antitrust Section Spring Meeting (March 2006).

Speaker, The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005, ABA Antitrust Section Brown Bag Series (April 13, 2005).

Moderator, Ethical Issues in Antitrust Practice, ABA Antitrust Section Spring Meeting (March 2005).

Speaker, 2004: The Year in Antitrust, ABA Antitrust Section Spring Meeting (March 2005).

Speaker, Empagran: What Next? NYSBA Antitrust Section Annual Meeting (January 2005).

Moderator, Selected Ethical Problem in Antitrust Practice, ABA Antitrust Section Teleseminar (December 2004).

Paper Presentation, Indirect Purchaser Suits, Notre Dame Faculty Workshop

Notre Dame Law School, November 8, 2004.

Speaker, Class Action Reform, ABA Antitrust Section Spring Meeting (March 2004).

Moderator, Civil Jury Instructions in Antitrust Cases, ABA Antitrust Section Spring Meeting (March 2004).

Speaker, 2003 The Year in Antitrust, ABA Antitrust Section Spring Meeting (March 2004).

Panelist, Antitrust Remedies Reform, ABA Antitrust Section Mid-Winter Meeting (January 2004).

Program Coordinator, Work Product in Antitrust Cases, ABA Teleseminars (July 2003).

Speaker and Commentator, Midwest Antitrust Colloquium, Loyola Law School, April 11, 2003.

Speaker, Procedural Developments in Antitrust: 2002, ABA Antitrust Section Spring Meeting, April 4, 2003.

Speaker, Antitrust Remedies: Final Thoughts, ABA Antitrust Section Spring Meeting, April 3, 2003.

Speaker, Antitrust and Foreign Transactions, New York State Bar Association Antitrust Section Annual Meeting, January 23, 2003.

Speaker, Procedural Developments in Antitrust: 2001, ABA Antitrust Section Spring Meeting, April 25, 2002. 

Commentator, Midwest Antitrust Colloquium, Loyola Law School, April 5, 2002.

Speaker, Are New Media Really Replacing Old Media? St. John’s University School of Law, March 22, 2002.

Speaker, Antitrust:  The Year in Review, New York State Bar Association Antitrust Section, January 24, 2002.

Speaker, Antitrust Basics, ABA Antitrust Section Annual Meeting, August 12, 2001.

Speaker, Antitrust Fundamentals: Monopolization, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, May 16, 2001.

Speaker, Antitrust Year in Review, ABA Antitrust Section Spring Meeting, March 28, 2001.

Speaker, Monopoly Law After Microsoft, Conference Board Antitrust Review, March 1, 2001.

Speaker, State Antitrust Enforcement in the New Millennium, Washington D.C. Bar Association Antitrust Section, February 15, 2001.

Speaker, Requests for Admissions, ALI/ABA Conference on Federal Civil Litigation, Washington, D.C., November 15, 2000.

Speaker, The Frye Rule in New York, New York State Judicial Seminar, Rye, New York, July 19, 2000.

Speaker and Moderator, The New Paradigm in Antitrust Litigation, ABA Antitrust Section Annual Meeting, July 10, 2000.

Speaker, Antitrust Remedies and Microsoft, ABA Antitrust Section Annual Meeting, July 10, 2000.

Speaker, Antitrust Year in Review, ABA Antitrust Section Spring Meeting, April 7, 2000.

Speaker, Monopolistic Refusals to Deal, Conference Board Antitrust Review, March 9, 2000.

Speaker, 2000 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, ABA Antitrust Section, February 25, 2000.

Speaker, Non-Price Vertical Restraints:  Toward a Rule of Per Se Legality?  ABA Antitrust Section, August 12, 1999.

Speaker, Antitrust Year in Review, ABA Antitrust Section Spring Meeting, April 15, 1999.

Speaker, Reciprocal Dealing, Conference Board Antitrust Review, March 3, 1999.

Testified before the Advisory Committee on Federal Civil Rules, Baltimore, Maryland, December 7, 1998.

Moderator, Merger Enforcement in the 1990's, St. John's University, October 14, 1998.

Speaker and Panelist, Mandatory Automatic Disclosure in Antitrust Litigation, ABA Antitrust Section CLE, June 4-5, 1998. 

Speaker, Antitrust:  The Year in Review through a Procedural Lens, ABA Antitrust Section Spring Meeting, March 31, 1998.

Speaker and Panelist, Vertical Restraints, Conference Board Antitrust Review, March 6, 1998. 

Speaker and Panelist, Impact of Daubert on Antitrust Litigation, Conference Board Antitrust Review, March 5, 1997. 

Reporter, ABA CJRA Conference, University of Alabama, March 19-21, 1997. 

Panelist, American Lawyer On Line Conference - The CJRA, January 31, 1997. 

Speaker, The CJRA, A Roundtable Discussion, Counsel Connect, January 29, 1997. 

Speaker and Panelist, Torts - A Law and Economics Perspective, St. John’s University School of Law, August 21, 1996.

Speaker and Panelist, Antitrust and Deregulation, Public Service Commission, June 19-20, 1996.

Speaker, Local Rules in EDNY, EDNY Board of Judges, September 13, 1995.

Speaker and Moderator, Procedural Developments in Antitrust Law, Conference Board Annual Antitrust Conference, March 2, 1995.

Moderator, Developments in Federal Practice at St. John’s University School of Law, December 3, 1994.

Speaker, Practice in the EDNY under the Civil Justice Reform Act, before N.Y.S.I.P.L.A., October 9, 1994.

Testified before the Committee on the Judiciary of the United States Senate on June 9, 1983 regarding S. 915, the “Taxpayer Antitrust Enforcement Act of 1983,” 98th Con., 1st Sess. (1983).

Speaker and Commentator, 1983 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, February 2, 1994.

Moderator, Baseball’s Antitrust Exemption, New York State Bar Association Antitrust Section Annual Program, January 27, 1994.

Speaker, ALI/ABA Conference on Civil Practice and Litigation Techniques in Federal Courts, Washington, D.C., October 14, 1993.

Invitee and Participant in Carnegie Commission Conference on Science, Technology and Government, Port Jefferson, N.Y., September 9-10, 1993.

Speaker, ALI/ABA Conference on Civil Practice and Litigation Techniques in Federal Courts, New York, N.Y., May 20, 1993.

Speaker on the Civil Justice Reform Act of 1990 before the Defense Association of New York, October 1, 1991.

Speaker on Current Issues Under Section 2 of the Sherman Act at IBM in Somers, NY, April 17, 1991.

Speaker on Current Problems under Rule 4 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, N.Y. State Bar Association, Federal Courts Section, March 30, 1990.

Speaker on Current Problems and New Developments in Antitrust Law, New York State Bar Association, Antitrust Law Section, May 4, 1989.

Panelist, Developments in New York State Practice at St. John’s University School of Law on December 6, 1986.

Speaker on Working as In-House Counsel at St. John’s University School of Law, December 5, 1987.

Speaker on Developments in Corporate Law at St. John’s University School of Law on December 7, 1985.

Speaker on Developments in Corporate Law at St. John’s University School of Law on December 1, 1984.

Speaker on Developments In Federal Practice (with David D. Siegel) before the Young Lawyers Committee, New York State Bar Association, April 27, 1984.

Speaker and Panelist on Recent Developments in Civil Procedure at St. John’s University School of Law on December 10, 1983.

Speaker and Panelist at Adelphi University Workshop for Pre-Law Advisors in New York on February 19, 1982.

 

Bar Admission

Admitted to New York State Bar (February 18, 1975); United States District Court for the Northern District of New York (February 18, 1975); Southern District of New York (December 21, 1976); Eastern District of New York (January 18, 1977); Second Circuit Court of Appeals (June 30, 1975); United States Supreme Court (April 17, 1978).

Bar Association Activity

Member, American Bar Association Antitrust Section; Member, Council of the Antitrust Section (2012-present); Co-Chair, Committee on Public Service, (2006-2012); Member, Competition Policy Task Force (2009); Co-Chair, Committee on Ethics and Professionalism (2004-2006):

Member, Antitrust Remedies Task Force, 2003-present: Co-Chair, Antitrust Section Civil Practice and Procedure Committee (2001- 2004); Vice-Chair, Antitrust Section Civil Practice and Procedure Committee; (1997-2001); Project Chair, Antitrust Evidence Manual (2d. ed. 2002);

Member, ABA Antitrust Section Civil Litigation Task Force (2000-01); Co-chair Task Force on Mandatory Disclosure (1993-95); appointed to Illinois Brick Task Force in Spring 1983; Co-drafter, Report Of The American Bar Association Antitrust Section Task Force To Review

Proposed Legislation To Repeal Or Modify Illinois Brick, 52 Antitrust L.J. 841 (1984).

Member, Bar Association of the City of New York and its Federal Courts Committee (1992-1995) and its Trade Regulation Committee (1983-1986); Co-drafter, Report on Treble Damages, 40 The Record 647 (1985).

Member, New York State Bar Association and its Antitrust Law Section; Chair (1996); Vice-Chair (1994-1996); Secretary (1993); Executive Committee (1989-present); Co-chair, Committee on Legislation (1989-1992); Co-drafter, Report of the Committee on Legislation to the

Antitrust Section of the New York State Bar Association Re:  S.865/The Consumer Protection Against Price Fixing Act of 1989 (April 1990).