Levin College of Law

D. Daniel Sokol

Professor of Law

Mailing Address:
Box #117625 Gainesville, FL 32611

(352) 273-0968


Professor 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: corporate governance, compliance, innovation, pricing strategies, M&A, collusion, and disparate business regulation around the world. Sokol has published his work in law reviews, peer review non law journals, books and the popular press. He is co-editor of the leading two volume Antitrust Economics Handbook as well as the leading Antitrust Compliance Handbook. Sokol is also active in practitioner circles in the US and abroad. The daily Global Competition Review named Sokol its first non PhD economist Antitrust Academic of the Year in 2014 at its awards ceremony. Sokol is also among the top 10 most cited antitrust law professors in the past five years. He also has testified or presented his work to authorities in the United States and around the world.

Sokol has taught at a number of other universities including: Northwestern Law School, University of Minnesota Law School, University of Tokyo, Catholic University of Chile, University of Haifa and the University of Melbourne.  He is a member of the American Law Institute.  He also serves as academic advisor to the US Chamber of Commerce and as a non-governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network.


LL.M., University of Wisconsin
J.D. University of Chicago
M.St.University of Oxford
B.A., Amherst College

Teaching & Scholarship

  • Antitrust, Compliance, Corporate, International and Comparative Business Law and Regulation, Law and Entrepreneurship
  • He has presented at the Harvard/Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum and at workshops and conferences in the United States and around the world.

Professional Activities

  • University of Florida: Joined College of Law faculty in 2008
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
    • Chair, Law Professor’s Section (2013-2015)
  • American Bar Association- Section of Antitrust Law
    • IP Section Representative (2014-2019)
    • Vice Chair, Membership Committee (2009-2015)
    • Chair, Intellectual Property Committee (2019-present)
    • Vice Chair, Intellectual Property Committee (2016-2019)
    • Merger Retrospective Committee (2012-present)
    • Task Force on Controlling Costs of Antitrust Enforcement and Litigation (2011-2012)
  • American Bar Association- Section of Intellectual Property law
    • Chair, Division IV  (2016-2018)
    • Vice Chair, Division IV (2015-2016)
    • Chair, Antitrust Committee (2012-2015)
  • American Association of Law Schools
    • Chair, Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section (2014)
    • Executive Board, Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section (2009-2013)
  • Editor, Antitrust and Competition Policy Blog
  • US Chamber of Commerce Antitrust Council
    • Academic Advisor (2014-present)


Business Enterprises Survey - LAW 6068
  • This course combines much of the existing coverage in both unincorporated business enterprises and corporations into a single course. This combined course will cover the general themes of unincorporated business enterprises (agency, partnership, LLCs, LLPs).
Antitrust Health Care - LAW 6930
  • This class will explore antitrust issues in the health care and life sciences areas.
Law and Entrepreneurship - LAW 6930
  • The intersection of law and entrepreneurship is an emerging field of study. This course explores the common legal and economic issues faced by highly innovative start-up companies and the angel investors and venture capitalists who fund them.



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