American Antitrust Institute names Equitable Growth’s Michael Kades to Advisory Board
AAI is an independent, nonprofit organization devoted to promoting competition that protects consumers, businesses, and society. It conducts research, education, and advocacy on the benefits of competition and the use of antitrust enforcement as a vital component of national and international competition policy.
“We are delighted that Michael Kades has joined the AAI Advisory Board,” said AAI President Diana Moss. “His experience and perspective are invaluable for advancing our antitrust agenda. And his addition to the Advisory Board highlights the importance of connections between competition research and advocacy groups in the antitrust community.”
AAI’s volunteer Advisory Board consists of outstanding experts in the fields of antitrust law, economics, and business in the United States and abroad. Kades and other new members of the group “are vital resources for helping AAI address the competition issues that are center stage in the current debate over antitrust,” Moss said.
Prior to joining Equitable Growth, Kades worked as antitrust counsel for Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, where he led efforts to reform antitrust laws. Previously, he spent 20 years investigating and litigating some of the most significant antitrust actions as an attorney at the Federal Trade Commission.
His research focuses on competition and antitrust enforcement, with an emphasis on consumers, wages, equality, and innovation.
“The American Antitrust Institute has been a pioneer in reinvigorating antitrust policy,” Kades said. “It is an honor to serve on their Advisory Board, and I look forward to engaging with my impressive colleagues on the board and AAI’s talented staff.”