• L.L.B. (cum laude), Columbia University School of Law (1963) Notes Editor, Columbia Law Review
  • B.A. (summa cum laude), Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs (1960)

Substantive Practice Areas

  • Antitrust
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Unfair Competition
  • International Trade

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals (D.C., Ninth, First and Federal Circuits)
  • U.S. District Court, S.D.N.Y.
  • U.S. District Court, E.D.N.Y.
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Joel Davidow

phone: 202-449-3957

fax: 202-789-1813

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JOEL DAVIDOW specializes in antitrust, patent and international litigation, as well as antitrust counseling.

At Columbia Law School, Mr. Davidow was the notes editor of the Law Review and the winner of the Jessup Moot Court Competition.

After holding legal assistant and trial lawyer positions at the Federal Trade Commission, Mr. Davidow spent fifteen years in the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, where he tried major price-fixing and merger cases, and eventually served as Chief of the Foreign Commerce Section and then Director of Policy and Planning.

After his government service, he was an antitrust and international litigation partner in major New York City and Washington, D.C. law firms, representing clients from Japan, Europe, and the United States, as both plaintiffs and defendants, in antitrust, patent, and trade litigation matters. He has been counsel of record in numerous antitrust class actions and has briefed and argued multi-million dollar appeals before the First, Second, Seventh, Ninth and Federal Circuit courts of appeal.

Mr. Davidow has litigated unfair competition and antitrust issues at the US International Trade Commission, Federal Trade Commission and Federal Communications Commission, as well as before state utility commissions.

He has advised enforcement officials of more than fifty countries on how to draft and administer their competition laws.  His advisees have included the governments of Russia and Switzerland, as well as Nelson Mandela and the ANC.

He has a peer review Martindale Hubbell rating of 5/5.0 AV” and is listed in Marquis “Who’s Who In America.”  He is a 30-year member of the Advisory Board of the BNA Antitrust and Trade Regulation Reporter.

In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Davidow has been an Adjunct Professor at George Washington University School of Law, Columbia Law School, Georgetown Law Center, American University Law School, Catholic Law School, and George Mason University Law School, where he has taught courses in antitrust, regulation, and international competition law. He has taught economic policy courses at the masters programs of George Mason University and Johns Hopkins University.  He is the author of Antitrust Guide for International Business Activities (BNA, 4th ed. 2011); Patent-Related Misconduct Issues in U.S. Litigation (OUP 2010) and numerous articles dealing with international antitrust and patent litigation topics.

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