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Andrew I. Gavil

Senior Of Counsel
Phone: +1 202.628.2823
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

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 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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"Antitrust in the Digital Age," Crowell & Moring's Regulatory Forecast 2020 (February 26, 2020). Contributors: Shawn R. Johnson, Wm. Randolph Smith, Jeane A. Thomas, Andrew I. Gavil, Gail D. Zirkelbach, Alexis J. Gilman, Jason C. Murray, Lisa Kimmel, and Thomas De Meese.
How the Courts Could Thwart a Silicon Valley Crackdown Politico (February 11, 2020)
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"FTC and DOJ Issue Draft of Long-Anticipated Vertical Merger Guidelines," Antitrust Law Alert (January 15, 2020). Contacts: Alexis J. Gilman, Shawn R. Johnson, Wm. Randolph Smith, Jeane A. Thomas, CIPP/E, Andrew I. Gavil, Martin J. Mackowski, Akhil Sheth
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Amazon Could Face Antitrust Suit In 2020, But Asset Breakup Unlikely S&P Global (January 15, 2020)
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The Week in Tech: How Is Antitrust Enforcement Changing? The New York Times (December 22, 2019)
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CDK/Reynolds: Software Makers Fight State Laws Limiting Their Control Over Data Access — The Capitol Forum (December 13, 2019)
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The Legacy Justice Stevens Left On Antitrust Law360 (July 19, 2019)
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R.I.'s David Cicilline Uses His House Perch To Take On Google And Facebook Boston Globe (July 14, 2019)
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Trustbusters Are Bypassing The Biggest Tech Company Of Them All The Washington Post (June 28, 2019)
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5 Lessons From Microsoft's Antitrust Woes, By People Who Lived It The New York Times (June 23, 2019)
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