Thomas Horton

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Professor Thomas J. Horton is a Professor of Law and the Heidepriem Trial Advocacy Fellow at the University of South Dakota School of Law. Professor Horton transitioned to a full-time academic career at USD in 2009, following a 28-year career as an antitrust attorney and complex litigator. Professor Horton earned his A.B. from Harvard University (cum laude) in 1977, majoring in the biological sciences. He earned his J.D. from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law (Order of the Coif/Law Review member) in 1981, and a MALS (American Studies)(Class Marshal) from Georgetown University in 2007. He is an advisory board member of the American Antitrust Institute and The Capitol Forum, and a member of the Society for Evolutionary Analysis in Law (SEAL). In his 13 years of public service, Professor Horton served stints as a Trial Attorney at the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice. He has successfully represented the United States as a lead trial attorney in major antitrust cases and investigations. Professor Horton spent 15 years in the private sector, including partnerships in the Washington, DC offices of major international law firms Howrey & Simon and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.

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