Christopher Yoo

University of Pennsylvania — John H. Chestnut Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer & Information Science
Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition — Founding Director

Christopher S. Yoo is the John H. Chestnut Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer & Information Science and the Founding Director of the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of over one hundred scholarly works and has taught at over a dozen universities around the world. His major research projects include assessing antitrust liability for high-tech platforms; comparing due process in antitrust enforcement practices in China, Europe, and the U.S.; analyzing these jurisdictions’ responses to big data; and analyzing the technical determinants of optimal interoperability. He has also created innovative joint degree programs designed to produce a new generation of professionals with advanced training in both law and engineering.

Professor Yoo received his AB from Harvard University, his MBA. from UCLA, and his JD from Northwestern University. Before entering the academy, Professor Yoo clerked for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the Supreme Court of the United States and Judge A. Raymond Randolph of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He also practiced law with the D.C. firm of Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells) under the supervision of now-Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts, Jr. He previously taught at Vanderbilt Law School, where founded the Technology and Entertainment Law Program. He is frequently called to testify before the U.S. Congress, Federal Communications Commission, Federal Trade Commission, Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, foreign governments, and international organizations. He recently served as a member of the Federal Communication Commission’s Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee, a Consultant to the Administrative Conference of the United States the Board of Advisors for the American Law Institute’s Project on Principles of Law for Data Privacy and the Restatement of Principles for a Data Economy.

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