Joe Podwol focuses on antitrust litigation and merger investigations. Dr. Podwol served for a decade as an economist at the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. In that role, he applied rigorous theoretical and empirical tools to analyze competition and enforcement issues in the airline, dairy, healthcare, pay television, and steel manufacturing industries, among others. He worked on various high-profile matters at the DOJ, including the American Airlines/JetBlue Northeast Alliance, CVS/Aetna, and DFA/Dean.
Dr. Podwol’s research has appeared in the Journal of Industrial Economics and the European Economic Review, as well as the Antitrust Division’s Discussion Paper Series. From 2017 to 2022, he served as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, where he taught a postgraduate course in applied game theory. At Harvard Law School, he was a Victor Kramer Fellow, researching topics at the intersection of industrial organization and antitrust law.