Prof. Michal Gal
Michal Gal (LL.B., LL.M., S.J.D.) is Professor and Director of the Center for Law and Technology at the Faculty of Law, University of Haifa, Israel, and is the elected President of the International Academic Society for Competition Law Scholars (ASCOLA). She was a Visiting Professor at NYU, Columbia, University of Chicago, Georgetown, Melbourne, National University of Singapore, and Bocconi. Prof. Gal is the author of several books, including Competition Policy for Small Market Economies (Harvard University Press). She also published numerous scholarly articles in leading journals, including on the intersection of competition law and intellectual property, on law and technology, on the effects of the size of the market on regulation, and on algorithms and big data. She has won prizes for her research and for her teaching. Inter alia, her paper, “Merger Policy for Small and Micro Economies”, won the Antitrust Writings Award for best paper on merger policy (2013), and her paper on “Access to Big Data” (with Daniel Rubinfeld) won the award for best paper on unilateral conduct (2016). Her Paper “Patent Challenge Clauses: A New Antitrust Offense?” (with Alan Miller) won the Jerry S. Cohen Medal, given by the American Antitrust Institute, for best antitrust paper published in 2017. Recently (2019) she won the highest award given by the University of Haifa, for Best Senior Researcher.
Prof. Gal served as a consultant to several international organizations (including OECD, UNCTAD) on issues of competition law and was a non-governmental advisor of the International Competition Network (ICN). She also advised several small economies and regional organizations on the framing of their competition laws. She is a board member of several international antitrust organizations, including the American Antitrust Institute (AAI), The Antitrust Consumer Institute, the Asian Competition Law and Economics Center (ACLEC). She clerked at the Israeli Supreme Court, and her work is often cited in its decisions on competition matters.
- J.S.D.- (Alan Marks Medal for best graduate thesis) May 2000, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto.
- LL.M.- (Alan Marks Medal for best graduate thesis) August 1996, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
- Law Clerk, Supreme Court of the State of Israel
- LL.B.- (Magna Cum Laude), June 1993: Faculty of Law, Tel-Aviv University.
- Full Professor, Faculty of law, University of Haifa (2011-present)
- Associate Dean Faculty of law, University of Haifa (2009-2012)
- Associate Professor, Faculty of law, University of Haifa (2007-2011)
- Director of Advanced Studies, Faculty of law, University of Haifa (2009-2012)
- Director, Forum of Law and Markets, Faculty of law, University of Haifa (2008- present)
- Assistant Professor, Faculty of law, University of Haifa (2002-2006)
- NYU, Global Hauser Visiting Professor (2006, 2007, NYU@NUS 2010, NYU@NUS 2012)
- National University of Singapore, Distinguished Visitor (2010, 2012)
- University of Melbourne, Visiting Professor (2009, 2015)
- Catholic University of Lisbon, Portugal, Visiting Professor (2009, 2016)
- Georgetown University, Dean’s Visiting Professor (2007-8)
- Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Bonn, Germany, Visiting Scholar (2006).
- Sciences Po (Paris) Visiting Researcher (2015).
- Columbia University, Visiting Professor (2016), Research Scholar (1998-2000).
Membership in Scholarly or Professional Organizations
- Member of Steering Committee, Academic Society for Competition Law (ASCOLA), May 2010-present.
- Member of International Advisory Board, Institute for Studies in Competition Law and Policy (IMEDIPA), July 2009-present.
- Member of Advisory Board, Middle East Competition Law Initiative, Interdisciplinary Centre for Competition Law and Policy (ICC), (London), and College of Management, March 2009-present.
- Academic Partner, Asian Competition Law and Economics Center (ACLEC), Hong-Kong Polytechnic University, January 2009-present.
- Member of Advisory board, American Antitrust Institute, Washington D.C. September 2007-present.
- Member of the Executive Committee of ASCOLA: Academic Society for Competition Law, December 2006-present.
- Member of the International Advisory Board, Antitrust Institute, Chicago, U.S.A., July 2002- present.
- Non-Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network, May 2002- 2012.
Fields of Intrests
- Competition law and Policy, Antitrust Law
- Law and Economics
- Economic Regulation
- International Trade
- Intellectual property
Additional Professional Milestones
- 2017 Winner of the Jerry S. Cohen Memorial Fund Writing Award for best paper in 2017, for the paper “Patent Challenge Clauses: A new Antitrust Offense?” (co-authored with Alan Miller). The award is given by the American Antitrust Institute
- 2016 Winner of the Jerry S. Cohen Memorial Fund Writing Award for best paper in 2016 on Antitrust in Platform Markets, for the paper “The Hidden Costs of Free Goods: Implications for Antitrust Enforcement,” (co-authored with Dan Rubinfeld).
- 2016 Antitrust Awards Winner, best article on unilateral conduct for 2016, for “Access Barriers to Big Data” (co-authored with Dan Rubinfeld).
- 2014 Paper titled “Merger Policy for Small and Micro Economies” chosen by the Antitrust Writing Awards Steering Committee as best paper written in 2013 on mergers and acquisitions. Competition organized by George Washington University and the Concurrences journal.
- May 2010 Chosen by the Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog as one of the “Best of the Best: Top Female Antitrust and Economics Law Professors”
- May 2009 Chosen by the Global Competition Review as one of the leading “Women in Antitrust” worldwide
- 2007 Chosen by Globes as one of ten young promising legal researchers in Israel, based on a survey of leading Israeli legal scholars.
- 2004 Winner of the Zeltner Prize for Young Researcher
- 1999/2000 Alan Marks Medal for best thesis submitted in 1999/2000, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
- 1995/6 Alan Marks Medal for best thesis submitted in 1995/6, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
- March 1992-November 1992: Law Clerk, Supreme Court of the State of Israel, The Honorable Justice Shoshana Netanyahu