Keith Hylton

William Fairfield Warren DIstinguished Professor
Professor 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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  • 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 […]

  • Summit Natural Gas will repay deposits lost to now-closed contractor

    November 27, 2014

    Portland Press Herald Keith Hylton, School of Law Summit Natural Gas of Maine said Wednesday it will reimburse more than 100 people who lost deposits to now-defunct Dave Ireland Builders LLC for work that was never completed… Expert quote: “If (Summit) had enough information about the financial condition of this company that they could predict […]

  • Europe Can’t Split Google In Two Anyway, These Antitrust Experts Say

    November 21, 2014

    Business Insider Keith Hylton, School of Law The European parliament is thinking about making a ruling that Google split off its search engine from other parts of its business, according to a report today in the Financial Times… Expert quote: “The European Parliament has no authority to break up Google – and I’m surprised that this […]

  • Google Flight Search, four years in: Not the competition-killer critics feared

    October 3, 2014

    Washington Post Keith Hylton, School of Law When David Sun needs a cheap ticket, he Googles it. When James Pillow wants to fly somewhere, he doesn’t… Expert quote: “Google Flight Search might depress innovation.” View full article

  • Rebel Engineer Is Ready to Rejoin Silicon Valley Wage Case

    August 12, 2014

    Wall Street Journal “Digits Blog” Keith Hylton, School of Law The former Silicon Valley engineer who helped derail a proposed settlement in a closely watched lawsuit over lost wages is ready to work with other plaintiffs to refashion a better deal, his attorney said… View full article referencing expert Keith Hylton

  • Down the EU’s Right-to-Be-Forgotten Rabbit Hole

    July 17, 2014

    TechNewsWorld Keith Hylton, School of Law Telecom regulators from each European Union member state, together with the Article 29 Working Party — a group comprised of a data protection authority representative from each state, the European Data Protection Supervisor, and the European Commission — have invited search engines to a meeting next week, according to […]

  • Will Yelp Derail Google’s Antitrust Deal With EU? Legal Experts Weigh In

    July 10, 2014

    International Business Times Keith Hylton, School of Law An antitrust complaint filed by online review service Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP) could sideline a pending settlement between Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and European Union regulators worried that the big U.S. search engine gives itself preferential treatment in search results. It could also force Google to respond to competitors’ […]

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