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D. Daniel Sokol
USC Gould School of Law

D. Daniel Sokol

Professor of Law and Business

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

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Last Updated: October 14, 2021




D. Daniel Sokol focuses his teaching and scholarship on complex business issues from early stage start-ups to large, multinational businesses and the issues that businesses face: antitrust, data breaches, corporate governance, compliance, innovation, M&A, collusion, technological 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.

Prior to joining USC, Sokol taught at the University of Florida.  He also has taught, among other institutions, at the Catholic University of Chile, University of Melbourne, University of Haifa, University of Tokyo and Northwestern University.

Sokol is among the top 10 most cited antitrust law professors in the past five years. He also has testified or presented his work to antitrust authorities and practitioner groups in the U.S. and around the world in addition to presenting his work to academic audiences.

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

Kenosha News
January 24, 2022
Re: Franita Tolson

Franita Tolson was interviewed about Republicans' success in blocking voter rights legislation. "A lot of states have voter I.D. laws, but it's important to distinguish between types of voter I.D. laws to the extent that a state has a restrictive one," she said. "But what we saw in the wake of the Shelby County decision was states enacted more restrictive voter IDs, voter I.D. laws because they don't have to preclear with the federal government."

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D. Daniel Sokol
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D. Daniel Sokol posted an Op-ed to the National Post titled “Competition law reforms not needed to meet the challenges of Big Tech,” November 17, 2021.

Robin Craig
November, 2021

"Environmental Law, Disrupted by COVID-19" (with Rebecca Bratspies, Vanessa Casado Perez, Lissa Griffin, Keith Hirokawa, Sarah Krakoff, Katrina Kuh, Jessica Owley, Melissa Powers, Shannon Roesler, Jonathan Rosenbloom, J.B. Ruhl, Erin Ryan, & David Takacs). In Environmental Law, Disrupted, edited by K. Hirokawa & J. Owley. Washington, D.C.: Environmental Law Institute, 2021.

Robert K. Rasmussen
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“COVID-19 Debt and Bankruptcy Infrastructure,” Yale Law Journal Forum 131 (2021): 337.