Mario Cabral is an LLM candidate in Competition, Innovation and Information Law at the NYU Law School.
He received his LLB from the Federal University of Ceará (2011, Magna cum laude) and his PhD in Economic Law from the University of São Paulo (USP, 2016), Brazil. His dissertation was nominated by USP’s Department of Economic and Financial Law to represent the Law School at two national awards (Prêmios Tese Destaque USP and CAPES de Teses). In 2015, he was a visiting scholar at the University of Iowa under the supervision of Herbert Hovenkamp. After the PhD, for 5 years he taught Competition Law and Innovation Law at Brazilian Law Schools in São Paulo and Fortaleza for both LLB and master’s programs. He published books and papers on competition, innovation and legal history, including the book “The Making of Brazilian Antitrust: 1930-1964” (A Construção do Antitruste no Brasil: 1930-1964, Singular Publisher, 2020) and the paper Abuse of Dominant Position and Cease-and-Desist Agreements (Grur – Journal of European and International IP Law, 2020.)
For over 8 years, he practiced law at one of the most prestigious antitrust law boutique firms in São Paulo, where he dealt with pharma and technology cases.
He is interested in government-led innovation, competition policy, legal history and economic development.