Andy Gavil

Andy Gavil

Scholar Title: Professor

Department: School of Law

Colleges / Universities: Howard University


2900 Van Ness St., NW
403 Houston Hall
Washington, DC 20008

Phone Number: (202) 806-8018


Andrew Gavil has been a member of the faculty of the Howard University School of Law since 1989. He has taught courses on antitrust law, civil procedure, complex litigation, federal courts, civil rights litigation, federal regulation, and consumer law. His particular areas of interest include the role of the U.S. Supreme Court in formulating antitrust rules, antitrust litigation, exclusionary conduct by dominant firms, indirect purchaser rights, expert economic testimony and economic evidence, and comparative and international perspectives on competition policy.

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 on a number of occasions 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 as the Chair of the Section’s International Scholar in Residence Selection Committee.

Professor Gavil has written, lectured, and commented extensively in the U.S. and abroad on various aspects of antitrust law, jurisdiction, and procedure. He has co-authored several books, including Microsoft and the Globalization of Antitrust Law: Competition Policy for the Twenty-First Century with Harry First (MIT Press 2014), and, Antitrust Law in Perspective: Cases, Concepts and Problems in Competition Policy (3rd Edition), forthcoming with Professors William E. Kovacic, Jonathan B. Baker, and Joshua Wright.


J.D. Northwestern University School of Law, 1981

B.A. Queens College, 1978