Daniel Sokol

Daniel Sokol
Huber C. Hurst Eminent Scholar Chair in Law and Professor
University of Florida Levin College of Law

Daniel Sokol is a full-time law professor who serves part-time as Senior Advisor at White & Case. Danny advises companies on antitrust, compliance, data security, and corporate governance issues. Within the realm of antitrust/competition, he works with clients across a number of sectors and different types of behaviors: mergers and joint ventures, pricing and contracting within a supply chain (bundling, tying, exclusive dealing, Robinson-Patman, RMP, MFNs, MAPs), online platform issues, big data, and cartel matters. He also addresses antitrust’s interface with a number of issues: privacy, anti-corruption/bribery, corporate governance, intellectual property, start-ups, and compliance more generally. Prior to joining White & Case, Danny was a part-time Senior Of Counsel at a leading global law firm.

Danny has presented before competition authorities around the world including the Department of Justice Antitrust, Federal Trade Commission, Canadian Competition Bureau, Competition Market Authority (UK), Japan Fair Trade Commission, Taiwan Fair Trade Commission, Fiscalía Nacional Económica (Chile), Tribunal de Defensa de la Libre Competencia (Chile), Competition Commission of India, OECD, and International Competition Network, a network of antitrust enforcement agencies around the globe. He also has provided capacity building to a number of competition authorities and sector regulators around the world. Danny serves as a non-governmental advisor to numerous working groups of the ICN and is the academic advisor to the US Chamber of Commerce’s Antitrust Council.

Danny has been listed in the Who's Who list of Future Leaders for Competition Law every year that he has been eligible. He was the first non-economics Ph.D. to win the Global Competition Review academic of the year award. He is also active in the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law, where he serves in Section leadership. He was formerly active in leadership roles in both the Hispanic National Bar Association and ABA Section of IP Law.

A prolific and influential author, he is one of the ten most-cited antitrust law professors of the past 5 years and a member of the American Law Institute. He is the primary editor of the leading practitioner antitrust compliance handbook and has written or edited 10 books and over 70 articles or book chapters, along with a number of newspaper op-eds on various business issues.

Recent Events and Presentations

May 7, 2021

ITIF and Competition Policy International hosted the fifth in a series of discussions on “dynamic antitrust,” in which Aurelien Portuese, ITIF’s director of antitrust and innovation policy, sits down with leading scholars and antitrust enforcers in Washington, Brussels, and elsewhere to discuss the path forward in making antitrust a foundation for innovation.