Group Member Bios

Kensington Antitrust Advisors Group

Steven Semeraro, Principal Member

Steve Semeraro - Antitrust AdvisorSteven Semeraro, a graduate of the Stanford Law School and a tenured, full professor at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, CA, has more than 20 years experience as an antitrust lawyer and consultant. After studying under William Baxter at Stanford, Professor Semeraro joined the law firm of Covington & Burling where he handled a variety of antitrust litigation and advicing matters for major clients including Armstrong World Industries, Exxon, Florida Power & Light, Montgomery Ward Department Stores, and Warner Lambert. In 1994, he moved to the United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, where he served as lead attorney on investigations of the optical disc technology and credit card industries. In 1999, Professor Semeraro joined the faculty of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law where he has taught antitrust and related courses. His articles have appeared in respected legal publications including the Antitrust Law Journal, the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, the Banking & Financial Services Policy Report, the George Mason Law Review, the San Diego Law Review, the Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance, and the Stanford Journal of International Law. He has also authored two U.S. Supreme Court amicus curea briefs in major antitrust cases: Verizon v. Trinko (on behalf of the law professor community) and Brooke Group v. Brown & Williamson (on behalf of ITT Corporation).

Currently, Professor Semeraro serves as a reviewer for the Oxford Press and SCRIPT-ed ~ A Journal of Law, Technology & Society published by the University of Edinburgh. He consults regularly for LRN, Inc. and VisataResearch on antitrust matters and serves as the antitrust expert on LRN’s Ethics and Compliance Alliance’s panel of experts and VistaResearch’s Society of Industry Leaders.

Yuliya Ivanov, Group Associate

Yuliya IvanovYuliya Ivanov graduated summa cum laude from Thomas Jefferson School of law in 2007, where she was named to the Honor Roll and Distinguished Honor Roll and was a member of the Thomas Jefferson Law Review, and Mock Trial Team. As a student at Thomas Jefferson, Ms. Ivanov received a Fellowship from the Law and Social Justice Center for Academic Excellence and was featured in “Who’s Who in American Law Schools” and several “The National Dean’s List” publications. After being admitted to the California Bar in 2007, Ms. Ivanov practiced in the area of general civil litigation at La Bella & McNamara, LLP. Ms. Ivanov joined Kensington Antitrust Advisors in 2009.