Professor Menesh Patel joined the UC Davis faculty in 2018. His primary research interests include antitrust, corporate law, securities regulation, and capital markets.
Before joining UC Davis, Professor Patel was a research scholar at the Program in the Law and Capital Markets, a joint program of Columbia Law School and Columbia Business School. Prior to Columbia he practiced law for nearly ten years, most recently at the Chicago office of Sidley Austin. While in practice, Professor Patel handled numerous complex commercial matters, with an emphasis on antitrust cases involving claims of unlawful monopolization and antitrust merger clearance matters. In 2012-2013, he was a law and economics fellow at Stanford Law School.
Professor Patel received his J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he served as articles editor of the Stanford Law Review. In addition to his law degree, Professor Patel holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and undergraduate degrees in economics and mathematics from the University of Iowa.