Thom Lambert

Thom Lambert
  • Environmental law
  • Antitrust law
  • Business organizations
  • Insider trading
  • Smoking bans
  • Food labeling
  • Workplace safety
Wall Chair in Corporate Law and Governance

BA summa cum laude (1993), Wheaton College
JD cum laude (1998), University of Chicago

Thomas A. Lambert was named the Wall Chair in Corporate Law and Governance.

Prof. Lambert’s scholarship focuses on antitrust, corporate and regulatory matters. He is co-author of Antitrust Law: Interpretation and Implementation (5th ed., Foundation Press, 2013) and has authored or co-authored more than 20 journal articles in such publications as the Antitrust Bulletin, the Boston College Law Review, the Minnesota Law Review, the Texas Law Review and the Yale Journal on Regulation. He blogs regularly at Truth on the Market, a site focused on academic commentary on antitrust, business and economic legal issues.

Prof. Lambert has received the law school’s Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award for teaching excellence and the university-wide Gold Chalk Award for Excellence in Teaching at the graduate level. In 2007 and 2011, his work was honored with the Shook Hardy & Bacon Excellence in Research Award for best law faculty scholarship.

Before entering academia, he practiced law in the Chicago office of Sidley Austin and was a John M. Olin Fellow at Northwestern University School of Law and the Center for the Study of American Business (now the Murray Weidenbaum Center) at Washington University. After graduating from law school, he clerked for Judge Jerry E. Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Recent Publications


Antitrust Law: Interpretation and Implementation with Charles Goetz and Fred McChesney, (5th ed., Foundation Press, 2013).
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Academic Journals

ecognizing the Limits of Antitrust: The Roberts Court Versus the Enforcement Agencies, __ JOURNAL OF COMPETITION LAW AND ECONOMICS __ (2015).
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Defining Unreasonably Exclusionary Conduct: The 'Exclusion of a Competitive Rival' Approach, 92 NORTH CAROLINA LAW REVIEW 1175 (2014).
| SSRN | Westlaw | LexisNexis | HeinOnline |

Professional Journals

Why the New Evidence on Minimum Resale Price Maintenance Does Not Justify a Per Se or "Quick Look" Approach, Nov 2013 (1) CPI ANTITRUST CHRONICLE (2013).
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How the Supreme Court Doomed the ACA to Failure, 35 REGULATION 32 (2013).
| SSRN | HeinOnline | Regulation online |

Working Papers

Decision Theory and the Case for a Disclosure-Based Insider Trading Regime, University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper no. 2012-18
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The Roberts Court and the Limits of Antitrust, U of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2010-22.
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Antitrust Analysis of Bundled Discounts, U of Missouri-Columbia School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2006-39 (2006).
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Complete Listing of Publications