John B. Kirkwood is a Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law, a member of the Executive Committee of the AALS Antitrust Section, a Senior Fellow of the American Antitrust Institute, and an Adviser to the Institute of Consumer Antitrust Studies. The Supreme Court quoted one of his articles on buyer power and another won the Jerry S. Cohen Award for the best antitrust scholarship published in 2012. His work has appeared in the Fordham Law Review, the Notre Dame Law Review, the Boston University Law Review, the Washington Law Review, the George Mason Law Review, and the University of Miami Law Review, among other places. He has edited two books, spoken frequently at antitrust conferences, and consulted on antitrust matters. He has testified before Congress and at the hearings on predatory pricing held by the FTC and the Justice Department. The New York Times, USA Today, and many other publications have quoted him.
After graduating from Yale magna cum laude and with Honors of Exceptional Distinction in Economics, he received a master's degree in public policy and a law degree from Harvard, both with honors. He directed the Planning Office, the Evaluation Office, and the Premerger Notification Program at the FTC's Bureau of Competition in Washington, D.C. and later managed cases and investigations at the Northwest Regional Office. At Seattle University, he has received the Outstanding Faculty Award and the Dean's Medal.