Maurice Stucke

Professor of Law

Phone: 865-974-9816
E-mail: mstucke@utk.edu

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Maurice Stucke specializes in antitrust law, competition policy, privacy law and behavioral law and economics. Prior to joining the college's faculty, Stucke was an attorney with the US Department of Justice's Antitrust Division where he successfully challenged anticompetitive mergers and restraints in numerous industries. His scholarship on competition law has been cited in US federal courts, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the United Nations.

Topics of expertise: Antitrust, competition law, privacy, big data, behavioral law and economics

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2017

The CVS-Aetna deal could serve as a major test of the Trump administration's resolve to live up to its newfound reputation as a tough-as-nails antitrust cop. CNN, David Goldman, Dec. 4 (ran in 10 local outlets)

The U.S. has neither an antitrust movement nor much enforcement. That needs to change. Harvard Business Review, Dec. 15

If the government goes to court to block the merger of AT&T and Time Warner, as seems increasingly likely, it may well be the antitrust case of the decade, even without the claims of presidential meddling that have already engulfed the deal in partisan controversy. New York Times, James Stewart, Nov. 16 (also ran in Seattle Times); Agence France-Presse (ran in Daily Mail, Brietbart)

Google will allow rivals to bid on coveted advertising spots that it previously reserved for itself at the top of product search results in Europe, but there are widespread doubts that the move will create meaningful competition. Wired, Sept. 28; Long Island Tech News, Sept. 28

2018

In May, the EU fined Facebook $122 million for misleading regulators about its 2014 acquisition of WhatsApp, by claiming it could not combine data from Facebook and WhatsApp accounts. Wired, Nitasha Tiku, Jan. 5

FIBR considers the likely effects of an important new phenomenon that may accelerate the pull factor of digital ecosystems – the rise of superplatforms. SME Finance Forum, Jan. 18

The Justice Department's landmark lawsuit to block AT&T from buying Time Warner goes to trial next week. CNN, David Goldman, March 16 (also ran in 15 other outlets)
Lost amid a flurry of Facebook announcements about privacy settings and data access is a much more fundamental question: Is Facebook really changing its relationship with users, or just tinkering around the edges of a deeper problem — its insatiable appetite for the data it uses to sell ads? Atlanta Journal Constitution/Associated Press, Ryan Nakashima and Matt O'Brien, March 26

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is now in congressional crosshairs — with his company’s stock plunging and throngs of users ditching his social media service — amid the growing privacy scandal from the Cambridge Analytica controversy. The Boston Herald, Jordan Graham, March 28

For all its fabled dynamism, the American economy isn’t particularly dynamic at the moment. The rate of new business creation is at historic lows. Fast Company, Ben Schiller, March 21

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