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Antitrust Law Program

Changing how we think and practice antitrust law

The mission of ASU Law’s Antitrust program is to build and operate an organization that studies antitrust developments; organizes events to further discussion and debate in the field; motivates and trains law students to become antitrust lawyers; facilitates engagement with leading practitioners, enforcers and policymakers; and leads to thoughtful, common-sense antitrust enforcement that promotes competition and improves the world.

Engaging students and the community to think critically 

There is growing interest by legislators and the public in antitrust, driven both by the perception that tech companies have become too dominant and that industries generally have become too concentrated and powerful.

Established in February 2022 and led by David Gelfand, one of the country’s leading antitrust lawyers, ASU Law professor of practice and the Sims Chair in Competition Law and Regulation, the Antitrust Law program will increase thoughtful debate and create opportunities for the antitrust bar to learn about and debate legislative and regulatory proposals.

The professional experience, knowledge and passion for antitrust Gelfand brings to ASU Law will provide students educational opportunities in an area that is in high demand from potential government and private employers.

Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU hires David Gelfand to head Antitrust program

David Gelfand

The Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University has announced the appointment of one of the country’s leading antitrust lawyers to expand the school’s work in this important area of law.

David Gelfand joins ASU Law as professor of practice and the Sims Chair in Competition Law and Regulation. Joe Sims, an ASU Law alumnus and nationally renowned antitrust lawyer, recently established the chair.

Gelfand has over 30 years of experience, both in private practice and as a government lawyer. He was a senior antitrust partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, one of the country’s premier law firms, and served as the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Litigation in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice from 2013 to 2016.

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Jan McDavid interviewed by Professor David Gelfand

Judge Diane Wood interviewed by Professor David Gelfand

Antitrust Law Expertise

David Gelfand
David Gelfand

Professor of Practice

Joe Sims
Joe Sims

Retired Partner, Jones Day