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Andrew I. Gavil

Senior Of Counsel

Andrew I. Gavil is a senior of counsel in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C., office and is a member of the firm’s Antitrust & Competition Group. His considerable antitrust experience extends to all aspects of antitrust law, competition policy, and antitrust litigation. He has particular capabilities in matters concerning exclusionary conduct by dominant firms, analysis of theories of competitive harm, regulatory responses to new and disruptive firms and business models, and international and comparative aspects of competition policy.

Andy is a leading academic authority on antitrust law and offers decades of experience as a practitioner, professor, and former director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission. He has been a member of the faculty at the Howard University School of Law since 1989, where he teaches courses on antitrust law, federal regulation, civil procedure, and complex litigation. He has written, lectured, and commented extensively on antitrust law, jurisdiction, and procedure in the U.S. and abroad.

He has also co-authored several books, including a leading antitrust casebook and "Microsoft and the Globalization of Antitrust Law: Competition Policy for the Twenty-First Century." He has been recognized by the Section of Antitrust Law of the American Bar Association for his contributions to the work of the Section, and has served on the Council of the Section and as a frequent speaker at Section events. He is a Senior Editor and former Chair of the Editorial Board of the Antitrust Law Journal and the Chair of the Section’s International Scholar in Residence Selection Committee.

Andy earned his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review, and earned his B.A. magna cum laude from Queens College of the City University of New York.


  • Queens College, City University of New York, B.A. (1978) magna cum laude
  • Northwestern University School of Law, J.D. (1981)


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia; Illinois (inactive); U.S. Supreme Court

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"DOJ and FTC Launch Process to Revise Merger Guidelines," Antitrust Law Alert (January 20, 2022). Contacts: Aryeh Mellman, Andrew I. Gavil, Jeane A. Thomas, CIPP/E, Shawn R. Johnson, Alexis J. Gilman, Olivier N. Antoine
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"FTC v. Facebook: Court Denies Facebook’s Motion to Dismiss, Allowing Discovery to Proceed in FTC’s Monopolization Case," Antitrust Law Alert (January 18, 2022). Contacts: Shira Liu, Eric Fanchiang, Jeane A. Thomas, CIPP/E, Andrew I. Gavil, Olivier N. Antoine
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"Crowell & Moring Co-Hosts Conference Highlighting Issues DOJ and FTC Will Focus on Revised Merger Guidelines," Antitrust Law Alert (December 17, 2021). Contacts: Alexis J. Gilman, Shawn R. Johnson, Jeane A. Thomas, CIPP/E, Andrew I. Gavil, Kate M. Watkins, Aryeh Mellman
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"FTC Rulemaking Authority: Toward Precautionary Regulations?" Information Technology & Innovation Foundation's Dynamic Antitrust Discussion Series, Webinar. (November 12, 2021). Speakers: Andrew I. Gavil
"FTC Rulemaking Pursuant to Biden’s Executive Order and Beyond: What is Settled, Not Settled, and What to Expect Going Forward," Crowell & Moring Webinar (September 1, 2021). Moderator: Alexis Gilman. Speakers: Daniel W. Wolff, Andrew I. Gavil, and Lisa Kimmel, Ph.D.
Facebook Under Fire As U.S. Lawmakers Press For New Antitrust Complaint Reuters (July 2, 2021)
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"NCAA v. Alston Signals Peril for the NCAA’s Amateurism Defense But Implications for Antitrust Go Well-Beyond Collegiate Sports," Antitrust Law Alert (June 23, 2021). Contacts: Chahira Solh, Andrew I. Gavil, Shira Liu
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"While Federal Antitrust Reform Legislation Slowly Moves Along, States May Chart Their Own Course," Antitrust Law Alert (June 15, 2021). Contacts: Shira Liu, Olivier N. Antoine, Juan A. Arteaga, Jeane A. Thomas, CIPP/E, Andrew I. Gavil
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Senate Confirms Progressive Antitrust Expert Lina Khan To FTC Los Angeles Times (June 15, 2021)
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Big Tech Adversary Poised to Take Assertive FTC Antitrust Role Wall Street Journal (May 23, 2021)
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