Government Experience

  • Federal Trade Commission—Director, Office of Policy Planning, 2012 – 2014


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


  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois (Inactive)
  • U.S. Supreme Court

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.

Speeches & Presentations


  • "Roundtable: The Legacy of the Microsoft Case," American Bar Association ANTITRUST Magazine, Vol. 35, No. 2 (Spring 2021). Panelist: Andrew I. Gavil
  • "Antitrust Is Poised For Change: How Far Will It Go?" Competition Policy International (January 12, 2021). Authors: Andrew I. Gavil, and Angel Prado.
  • "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.
  • "Antitrust – Antitrust Enforcement Policy for Big Data? Stay Tuned." Crowell & Moring's Regulatory Forecast 2019 (February 27, 2019). Contributors: Alexis J. Gilman and Andrew I. Gavil.
  • "Explaining Antitrust In A Time Of Fake News And Fool's Gold," Forbes Washington Bytes (January 27, 2017). Author: Andrew I. Gavil.
  • "Antitrust Law in Perspective: Cases, Concepts and Problems in Competition Policy" (3rd ed. forthcoming 2016). Authors: Andrew I. Gavil, William E. Kovacic, Jonathan B. Baker, and Joshua D. Wright.
  • "A Flexible Health Care Workforce Requires a Flexible Regulatory Environment: Promoting Health Care Competition Through Regulatory Reform," 91 Wash. L. Rev. 147 (2016). Co-Author: Andrew I. Gavil.
  • "The FTC's Study and Advocacy Authority In its Second Century: A Look Ahead," 83 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 1902 (2015). Author: Andrew I. Gavil.
  • "Imagining a Counterfactual Section 36: Rebalancing New Zealand's Competition Law Framework," 46 Victoria U. of Wellington L. Rev. 1043 (2015). Author: Andrew I. Gavil.
  • "Microsoft and the Globalization of Antitrust Law: Competition Policy for the Twenty-First Century," MIT Press (2014). Authors: Andrew I. Gavil and Harry First.
  • "Moving Beyond Characterization and Caricature: The Modern Rule of Reason in Practice," 85 S. Cal. L. Rev. 733 (2012). Author: Andrew I. Gavil.
  • "Resale Price Maintenance in the Post-Leegin World: A Comparative Look at Recent Developments in the United States and the European Union," The CPI Antitrust Journal (June 2010 (1)). Author: Andrew I. Gavil.
  • "Thinking Outside the Illinois Brick Box," 76 Antitrust L.J. 167 (2009). Author: Andrew I. Gavil.
  • "Antitrust Bookends: The 2006 Supreme Court Term in Historical Context," Antitrust, at 21 (Fall 2007). Author: Andrew I. Gavil.
  • "Antitrust Remedy Wars Episode I: Illinois Brick from Inside the Supreme Court," 72 St. John's L. Rev. 553 (the 2004 Lewis Bernstein Memorial Lecture) (2005). Author: Andrew I. Gavil.
  • "Exclusionary Distribution Strategies By Dominant Firms: Striking A Better Balance," 72 Antitrust L.J. 3 (2004). Author: Andrew I. Gavil. Recipient of the Jerry S. Cohen Memorial Award for Antitrust Scholarship, 2005. translated and republished in South Korean Journal of Competition, 121, 9-10 & 122, 11 (2005).

Client Alerts & Newsletters

Press Coverage

Firm News & Announcements

February 22, 2019 Crowell & Moring's Antitrust Group Listed as "Highly Recommended" in Global Competition Review's 19th Annual "GCR 100"
July 12, 2016 Crowell & Moring Bolsters Antitrust Capabilities with Senior Of Counsel Professor Andrew I. Gavil