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Neil Desai
USC Gould School of Law

Neil Desai

Lecturer in Law

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

Last Updated: October 6, 2022

Neil Desai is an associate at Wilson Sonsini focusing on intellectual property litigation. He is experienced in legal matters relating to a wide range of technologies, including software, electronics, biotechnology, and medical devices and diagnostics.

Prior to his legal career, he was an electrical engineer at Northrop Grumman Space Technology, where he worked on digital circuit design for communication systems. He also worked in Northrop Grumman’s Intellectual Asset Management group helping to identify technologies for patenting.

Desai received his undergraduate and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from UCLA and USC, respectively, and his JD from UCLA.  


Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance
September 25, 2023
Re: Jonathan Barnett

Jonathan Barnett wrote an op-ed piece, based on his forthcoming paper to be published in the University of Chicago Business Law Review, about antitrust regulations and the effects it has on merger review processes. "This inquiry raises serious concerns that legislators and regulators have embarked on a course of action that has an insufficient factual foundation in the digital markets on which competition policymakers have focused," Barnett wrote.


Jonathan Barnett
August, 2023

"Killer Acquisitions Reexamined: Economic Hyperbole in the Age of Populist Antitrust," University of Chicago Business Law Review.

Robin Craig
August, 2023

Robin Craig's article, "The Regulatory Shifting Baseline Syndrome: Vaccines, Generational Amnesia, and the Shifting Perception of Risk in Public Law Regimes," 21 Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics 1-60 (July 2022), was featured in The Regulatory Review on August 31, 2023.

Edward McCaffery
August, 2023

"The Paradox of Taxing the Rich," Florida Tax Review (Forthcoming, Fall 2023).