Daniel Sokol

Professor of Law

USC Gould School of Law

University of Southern California

699 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90089-0071


Blog: Antitrust & Competition Policy

Website: University of Southern California faculty profile

Issues: Competition Policy and Antitrust

About Daniel Sokol

D. Daniel Sokol is Professor of Law at the University of Southern California's (USC) Gould School of Law. He is also a Faculty Director of the Center for Transnational Law and Business. Additionally, he is an Affiliate Professor with USC's Marshall School of Business, and Faculty Co-Director of the Initiative on Digital Competition. Professor Sokol’s teaching and scholarship focus on complex business issues from early stage start-ups to large, multinational businesses and the issues that businesses face: antitrust, data breaches, corporate governance, compliance, innovation, M&A, collusion, technological transformation, and global business regulation.


Professor Sokol is a member of the American Law Institute. He also serves as academic advisor to the United States Chamber of Commerce and as a non-governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network. He has testified or presented his work to authorities in the United States and around the world. His work has appeared in a variety of journals: Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Law and Economics, Harvard Business Review, Sloan Business Review, Michigan Law Review and Northwestern Law Review, among others.


Professor Sokol was among the top 10 most cited antitrust law professors from 2013 to 2017. In 2014, the Global Competition Review named Professor Sokol the Antitrust Academic of the Year in its award ceremony, the first non-PhD economist so honored.



Professor Sokol provided TAP with insights into his current work. Read the interview:
Professor Daniel Sokol Talks Antitrust, FRAND and Florida Alligators


LL.M., University of Wisconsin
J.D., University of Chicago
M.St., University of Oxford
B.A., Amherst College