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Andrew I. Gavil Biography

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Andrew I. Gavil
Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law

Professor Andy Gavil is a member of the faculty of the Howard University School of Law, where he has taught civil procedure, complex litigation, federal courts, civil rights litigation, federal regulation, and antitrust law since 1989. At the Law School he received the 2004 Warren Rosmarin Award for Excellence in Teaching and Service and in 2006 a Special Appreciation Award for his work as Faculty Advisor to the Howard Law Journal.

He has written, lectured, and commented extensively in the areas of antitrust law, jurisdiction, and procedure, especially antitrust litigation, including exclusionary conduct, indirect purchaser rights, and the role of expert economic testimony. With William E. Kovacic and Jonathan B. Baker, he is the author of ANTITRUST LAW IN PERSPECTIVE: CASES CONCEPTS AND PROBLEMS IN COMPETITION POLICY (Thomson/West 2002). Other recent scholarship includes: Andrew I. Gavil, The Challenges of Economic Proof in a Decentralized and Privatized European Competition Policy System: Lessons from the American Experience, __ J. COMP. L. & ECON. __ (forthcoming 2007); Harry First & Andrew I. Gavil, Re-framing Windows: The Durable Meaning of the Microsoft Antitrust Litigation, 2006 UTAH L. REV. 679; Andrew I. Gavil, Competition Policy, Economics, and Economists: Are We Expecting Too Much?, in 2005 FORDHAM CORP. L. INST. 575 (B. HAWK, ED. 2006); Andrew I. Gavil, Remedy Wars Episode I: Illinois Brick from Inside the Supreme Court, 79 ST. JOHN'S L. REV. 553 (2005) (the 2004 Lewis Bernstein Memorial Lecture); and Andrew I. Gavil, Exclusionary Distribution Strategies By Dominant Firms: Striking a Better Balance, 72 ANTITRUST L.J. 3 (2004) (recipient of the 2004 Jerry S. Cohen Memorial Award for Antitrust Scholarship). He is also currently at work with co-author Professor Harry First on MICROSOFT AND THE GLOBALIZATION OF COMPETITION POLICY: A STUDY IN ANTITRUST INSTITUTIONS, which will be published by MIT Press.

Professor Gavil has been an active participant in the work of the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association and the Antitrust and Economic Regulation Section of the Association of American Law Schools. He currently serves as Articles Editor of ANTITRUST magazine and is a member of the ABA Antitrust Section’s Liaison Task Force to the Antitrust Modernization Commission. He was also a member of the Section’s Task Force on Economic Evidence, Task Force on Remedies, and Task Force on Criminal Penalties, and has been recognized by the Section for his work in recruiting new lawyers to the antitrust field through the “Why Antitrust?” program. He served as the 1999-2000 Chair of the Antitrust and Economic Regulation Section of the Association of American Law Schools.

In addition, Professor Gavil is an advisor to the Antitrust Modernization Commission, has been a private sector advisor to the Notification and Procedures Subgroup of the Mergers Working Group of the ICN and an Academic Advisor to the ICN’s Competition Policy Implementation Working Group, Subgroup 2. He also serves as a member of the Advisory Boards of both the American Antitrust Institute and the Loyola University School of Law Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies. He has served as a consultant to the Federal Trade Commission and to the International Law Institute and IRIS at the University of Maryland, where he participated in various international competition law development and competition-related education projects in Eastern Europe, Egypt, and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Prior to joining the Howard faculty in 1989, Professor Gavil practiced antitrust law and litigation with law firms in Chicago and Denver, and he is currently Of Counsel to Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP. Professor Gavil is a 1978 graduate of Queens College of the City University of New York, where he received his B.A. magna cum laude, and a 1981 graduate of the Northwestern University School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review.

Updated June 25, 2015

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