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Joel Davidow


Columbia University of Law, J.D.

Princeton University, B.A. Public Affairs, Summa Cum Laude  


New York

District of Columbia

Mr. Davidow specializes in antitrust, patent and international litigation, as well as in antitrust counseling.


Following two years in the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Mr. Davidow spent 15 years in the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, where he served as Chief of the Foreign Commerce Section and then Director of Policy and Planning. While in those positions, he was a chief negotiator for OECD countries in negotiation of a UN antitrust code and a draft UN code of conduct for transfer of technology.


After his government service, he was a senior antitrust partner in major New York City and Washington, D.C. law firms, representing clients from Japan, Europe, and the United States in antitrust, patent, and trade litigation matters.


In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Davidow has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at George Washington University School of Law, teaching courses in antitrust, regulation and international competition policy. He has also taught at the Columbia, Georgetown, American and George Mason University law schools. He has been Foreign Antitrust Editor of The Antitrust Bulletin and is author of Antitrust Guide for International Business Activities (BNA, 4th ed. 2004); Patent Related Misconduct Issues in U.S. Litigation (OUP 2010) and numerous articles dealing with international antitrust and patent litigation topics.


Mr. Davidow graduated from the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University with highest honors and from Columbia University School of Law, where he was notes editor of the Columbia Law Review. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and New York.

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