Daniel Francis JSD ’20 to join NYU Law faculty

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Daniel Francis

On June 1, Daniel Francis JSD ’20 will return to NYU Law as an assistant professor of law, Dean Trevor Morrison announced in April.

Francis comes to NYU from Harvard Law School, where he has been a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law. His scholarship and teaching focus on regulation and competition, especially antitrust and the constitutional law of regulation. Francis’s interests also extend to digital and high-tech markets: his paper “Making Sense of Monopolization: Antitrust and the Digital Economy” will appear in the Antitrust Law Journal this year.

Francis knows NYU Law well. In addition to earning his JSD at the Law School in 2020, he served as a Furman Fellow and Emile Noel Fellow in 2021. He also holds a Master of Arts in Law from Cambridge University and an LLM from Harvard Law School.

Between 2018 and 2021, Francis served in a number of positions at the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, including associate director for digital markets and deputy director. Earlier in his career, he worked in the antitrust groups at the law firms Shearman & Sterling and Hunton & Williams.

“Daniel is an insightful scholar who, even at this early stage in his career, already has rich experience in government, private practice, and academia,” says Morrison. “His work engages with important issues of competition and technology. We are very excited to welcome him to our faculty.”

Posted on April 22, 2022