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Andrew I. Gavil

Senior Of Counsel

Clients rely on Andy Gavil due to his considerable experience as a practicing competition lawyer, academic, and former director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Office of Policy Planning. His interests and capabilities extend to all aspects of antitrust law and competition policy, including technology and digital markets, exclusionary conduct by dominant firms, analyses 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 senior counsel in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C., office. As a member of the firm’s Antitrust and Competition Group, he supports the group’s litigation and counseling work. He is a leading academic authority on antitrust law and brings decades of experience to the group. He has been a member of the faculty at Howard University School of Law since 1989, where he teaches courses on antitrust law, civil procedure, complex litigation, federal courts, and Supreme Court jurisprudence. Andy has written, lectured, and commented extensively on antitrust law, jurisdiction, and procedure in the United States and abroad, and he is a frequent participant at antitrust conferences.

Andy 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 Antitrust Law Section 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. In 2021, Andy’s work for the section was recognized with an Outstanding Performance Award.


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


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Fourth Annual Antitrust & Tech Conference: The Emerging Merger Enforcement Agenda in the U.S.: Implications for Tech and Beyond, Crowell & Moring Webinar, 2022. (December 5, 2022). Moderator: Andrew I. Gavil
"Supreme Court Hears Argument Regarding Challenges to Administrative Agency Procedures," Antitrust Law Alert (November 8, 2022). Contacts: Jeane A. Thomas, CIPP/E, Andrew I. Gavil, Daniel W. Wolff, Lauren T. Fleming, Darshan Patel, Aryeh Mellman
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Panelists: Khan Should Focus On Enforcement, Not Undemocratic Rule Efforts Communications Daily (June 28, 2022)
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"Antitrust and Legislation" Rulemaking Authority of the Federal Trade Commission (June 27, 2022). Moderator: Randy Stutz. Speakers: Bilal Sayyed, Andrew Gavil, and Sean Heather.
"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
Client Alert / Newsletter
"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
Client Alert / Newsletter
"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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