Professor Andy Gavil has been a member of the Howard faculty since 1989 and has taught courses on antitrust law, civil procedure, complex litigation, federal courts, federal regulation, and information privacy and data security. He has written, lectured, and commented extensively on antitrust law and procedure.
Particular areas of interest include the role of the U.S. Supreme Court in formulating antitrust rules, antitrust litigation, exclusionary conduct by dominant firms, regulatory responses to new and disruptive technologies, firms, and business models, indirect purchaser rights, expert economic testimony and economic evidence, and comparative and international perspectives on competition policy.
He has co-authored several books, including Andrew I. Gavil & Harry First, Microsoft and the Globalization of Antitrust Law: Competition Policy for the Twenty-First Century (2014), and, with Professors William E. Kovacic, Jonathan B. Baker, and Joshua D. Wright, Antitrust Law in Perspective: Cases Concepts and Problems in Competition Policy (3d ed. 2017).
From September 2012 to December 2014, Professor Gavil served as the Director of the Office of Policy Planning at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. He also has been recognized by the Section of Antitrust Law of the American Bar Association for his contributions to the work of the Section and currently serves as the Chair of the Editorial Board of the Antitrust Law Journal and Chair of the Section’s International Scholar in Residence Selection Committee.
Professor Gavil received his B.A. magna cum laude in 1978 from Queens College of the City University of New York, and his J.D. in 1981 from Northwestern University School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review.