Keith Hylton

William Fairfield Warren DIstinguished Professor
Professor of Law
School of Law

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B.A., magna cum laude, Harvard University
J.D., Harvard Law School
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Keith Hylton, a William Fairfield Warren Professor of Boston University and Professor of Law at Boston University School of Law, joined the BU Law faculty in 1995 after teaching for six years and receiving tenure at Northwestern University School of Law. He is a prolific scholar who is widely recognized for his work across a… Read more

Keith Hylton, a William Fairfield Warren Professor of Boston University and Professor of Law at Boston University School of Law, joined the BU Law faculty in 1995 after teaching for six years and receiving tenure at Northwestern University School of Law. He is a prolific scholar who is widely recognized for his work across a broad spectrum of topics in law and economics, including tort law, antitrust, labor law, intellectual property, civil procedure, and empirical legal analysis. He has published four books and nearly 100 articles in numerous law journals, and serves as a contributing editor of the Antitrust Law Journal, co-editor of Competition Policy International and editor of the Social Science Research Network’s Torts, Products Liability and Insurance Law Abstracts. He is a former chair of the Section on Torts and Compensation Systems of the American Association of Law Schools, a former chair of the Section on Antitrust and Economic Regulation of the American Association of Law Schools, a former director of the American Law and Economics Association, a former Secretary of the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section, a former member of the editorial board of the Journal of Legal Education and a current member of the American Law Institute.

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  • Big banks lose as U.S. appeals court revives Libor lawsuits

    May 23, 2016

    Reuters Keith Hylton, School of Law A U.S. appeals court on Monday revived private antitrust litigation accusing major banks of conspiring to manipulate the Libor benchmark interest rate, in a big setback for their defense against investors’ claims of market-rigging… Expert quote: “The likelihood of the plaintiffs actually having suffered harm is quite speculative in […]

  • McGovern: WHDH may have trouble proving antitrust law violation

    March 11, 2016

    Boston Herald Keith Hylton, School of Law Ed Ansin has a tough legal road ahead if he wants to block Comcast from ending WHDH-TV’s network contract because federal antitrust law — which has been narrowed by the nation’s highest court — makes his claims hard to prove… Expert quote: “On the basis of the facts […]

  • Ansin’s Channel 7 sues Comcast in NBC fight

    March 11, 2016

    Boston Globe (subscription required) Keith Hylton, School of Law WHDH-TV (Channel 7), the NBC television affiliate in Boston owned by Ed Ansin, has gone to court in a bid to block Comcast Corp. from terminating the station’s network contract... Expert quote: “That’s his best case, the facts have to be pretty special.” View full article

  • Reconsidering America’s Languid March to the 6-Hour Workday

    October 9, 2015

    Inverse Keith Hylton, School of Law Sweden is shortening its workdays. But in the States, the economics of it still look dicey… Expert quote: “If employer and employee want to make a deal to work only six hours, that’s one thing. But when you mandate a six-hour workday, you are, in effect, raising the cost […]

  • Google may face new antitrust inquiry into Android

    September 25, 2015

    USA Today Keith Hylton, School of Law Google may face a fresh round of U.S. antitrust scrutiny with regulators looking into whether it uses its Android mobile software to stifle competition… Expert quote: “Losing the ability to bundle its apps with Android would be undesirable for Google and would be a knock on its revenue stream.” […]

  • Google did NOT split up because of the EU, legal experts agree

    August 11, 2015

    Business Insider Keith Hylton, School of Law Google is splitting apart. The European Union has talked about splitting Google apart. Are the two related? Is Google trying to cleverly preempt whatever the Europeans decide to do?… Expert quote: “The core problem, from the EU’s perspective, is that Google enters into ‘vertical search’ markets while at […]

  • Apple conspired to fix e-book prices: U.S. appeals court

    June 30, 2015

    Reuters Keith Hylton, School of Law A divided federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a judge’s ruling that Apple Inc(AAPL.O) had conspired with five publishers to increase e-book prices, in a win for the U.S. Justice Department… Expert quote: “The DOJ could feel emboldened in pursuing those cases with this theory of conspiracy.” View full […]

  • Google faces trouble abroad

    April 16, 2015

    USA Today Keith Hylton, School of Law Facing intensifying scrutiny from regulators, Google is conducting one of its most important searches yet: for an answer to its growing problem in Europe… Expert quote: “The European process is not one in which American tech companies have prevailed. That puts Google in the position of potentially having to […]

  • EU Files Formal Antitrust Charges Against Google

    April 15, 2015

    Wall Street Journal (subscription required) Keith Hylton, School of Law Europe escalated its five-year antitrust probe of Google Inc. Wednesday, filing formal charges against the U.S. search giant for the first time in a move that reopens the prospect of hefty fines and injunctions that could severely restrict how it does business in Europe… Expert quote: […]

  • Antitrust Snoops on the Loose

    April 3, 2015

    Wall Street Journal (subscription required) By Keith Hylton, School of Law Perhaps the most fascinating feature of the continuing Apple litigation—based on the dubious claim that the tech giant conspired to fix e-book prices—is Manhattan district court Judge Denise Cote’s imposition in October 2013 of a monitor to watch over the company’s compliance with antitrust […]

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