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Alan Devlin represents clients in antitrust and competition matters, including merger clearance, antitrust litigation and appeals, and government investigations. A former Acting Deputy Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Bureau of Competition, Mr. Devlin focuses his practice on the intersection of intellectual property and competition law.
Under the supervision of Judge Richard A. Posner, Mr. Devlin received a doctorate of jurisprudence (JSD), focusing in antitrust law and economics, from the University of Chicago. He also clerked for the late Judge Richard D. Cudahy of the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and for Judge Amy J. St. Eve of the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (now of the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit).
Mr. Devlin has authored three books — Reforming Antitrust (Cambridge Univ. Press 2020) (forthcoming), Antitrust & Patent Law (Oxford Univ. Press 2016), and Fundamental Principles of Law & Economics (Routledge 2014) — and over 30 law review articles, many of which have been cited in cases or have won awards.
His articles appear in the Stanford Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, Yale Law & Policy Review, William & Mary Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, Berkeley Technology Law Journal, the Journal of Competition Law & Economics, and elsewhere.
Mr. Devlin presently teaches antitrust as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center. He has previously taught courses on law and economics, innovation policy, competition and intellectual property.