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D. Daniel Sokol
USC Gould School of Law

D. Daniel Sokol

Carolyn Craig Franklin Chair in Law and Business; Affiliate Professor of Business, Marshall School of Business

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699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

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Last Updated: September 19, 2022




D. Daniel Sokol is the Carolyn Craig Franklin Chair in Law and Business at the USC Gould School of Law and an Affiliate Professor of Business at the Marshall School of Business, where he teaches in the marketing department. He serves as faculty director of the Center for Transnational Law and Business and the co-director of the USC Marshall Initiative on Digital Competition. Additionally, in a part time capacity, he serves as Senior Advisor at White & Case LLP.

Professor Sokol is among the top 10 most cited antitrust law professors in the past five years. He focuses his teaching and scholarship on complex business issues from early stage start-ups to multinational businesses and the issues that businesses face regarding competition: antitrust, data breaches, corporate governance, compliance, innovation, M&A, digital transformation, and global business regulation.

He is a member of the American Law Institute. He also serves as academic advisor to the United States Chamber of Commerce and as a non-governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network. His work has appeared in a variety of journals: Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Law and Economics, Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, Michigan Law Review and Northwestern Law Review, among others.

Books

  • The Cambridge Handbook of Compliance (Cambridge University Press, 2021). - (www)
  • Antitrust Procedural Fairness (Oxford University Press, 2019). - (www)
  • Patent Assertion Entities and Competition Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2017). - (www)
  • The Cambridge Handbook of Antitrust, Intellectual Property, and High Tech (Cambridge University Press, 2017). - (www)
  • The Oxford Handbook of International Antitrust Economics, Volume 1 (Oxford University Press, 2014). - (www)
  • The Oxford Handbook of International Antitrust Economics, Volume 2 (Oxford University Press, 2014). - (www)
  • Global Antitrust Compliance Handbook (Oxford University Press, 2014). - (www)
  • Competition and the State (Stanford University Press, 2014). - (www)
  • Competition Law and Development (Stanford University Press, 2013). - (www)
  • The Global Limits of Competition Law (Stanford University Press, 2012). - (www)

Articles and Book Chapters

  • "How incumbents respond to competition from innovative disruptors in the sharing economy—The impact of Airbnb on hotel performance," Strategic Management Journal (with Hung-Hao Chang) (forthcoming). - (PDF)
  • "Debt, Control, and Collusion," Emory Law Journal (forthcoming). - (SSRN)
  • "Medical Malpractice Reform and its Impact on Lawsuits and Damages Payments," 30 Harvard Public Health Review (2021) (with Vivek Ghosal & Guaming Chen).  - (www)
  • "Non-Profit Corporate Governance in an Age of Compliance," 62 Boston College Law Review 1497 (2021) (with Peter Molk). - (SSRN)
  • Antitrust's "Curse of Bigness" Problem, 118 Michigan Law Review 1259 (2020). - (SSRN)
  • "Rethinking the Efficiency of Common Law," Notre Dame Law Review (2019).  - (SSRN)

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

USA Today
November 28, 2022
Re: Elyn Saks

Elyn Saks was interviewed about what schizophrenia really is. "A common misconception is that we're unable to care for ourselves and that's not true," she said. "For some people it is, but not for all of us. We can have relationships –romantic and friendships. But we often don't see that (in the media) because of the emphasis on sensationalism and 'othering' us."

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Mugambi Jouet
October, 2022

“Guns, Mass Incarceration, and Bipartisan Reform: Beyond Vicious Circle and Social Polarization,” Arizona State Law Journal (Forthcoming 2023).

Hannah R. Garry
October, 2022

"From Policy back to Principles? Refugee Protection under International Law & State (Non)-Compliance," introductory remarks and chair of roundtable discussion, ABILA International Law Weekend, Fordham Law School, Oct. 21, 2022.

D. Daniel Sokol
October, 2022

“Cookie Intermediaries: Does Competition Lead to More Privacy? Evidence from the Dark Web,” University of Toronto Law and Economics Workshop, Toronto, Canada, October 2022.