Faculty Directory

David A Simon

Adjunct Professor of Law

University of Michigan, BA 2005
Chicago-Kent College of Law, JD 2008
Harvard Law School, LLM 2010
University of Cambridge, PhD, 2019

David A. Simon is a Research Fellow at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, & Bioethics at Harvard Law School. From 2020-2021 he was a Visiting Associate Professor of Law & Frank H. Marks Intellectual Property Fellow at The George Washington University Law School. From 2019-2020, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas School of Law and a Fellow at the Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki, Finland. His scholarship--which focuses on health, intellectual property, innovation, and torts--has appeared or will appear in a variety of legal publications, including the Boston College Law Review, the Georgia Law Review, the Florida Law Review, the Washington Law Review, the William & Mary Law Review and the Yale Journal of Law & Technology.

In private practice, Professor Simon represented clients in corporate, real estate and intellectual property transactions. His clients included hedge fund managers, investment firms, small businesses, professional athletes, homeless veterans, singers, songwriters and artists. He also served as a volunteer attorney for Lawyers for the Creative Arts.

Professor Simon holds an LLM from Harvard Law School, where he was a Summer Academic Fellow, and a PhD from the University of Cambridge, where he was a Cambridge International Scholar (full tuition scholarship and stipend) and member of Trinity College. His dissertation examined the philosophical underpinnings of so-called authors' rights (droit moral) in copyright law. He earned his BA with high honors, from the University of Michigan, and his JD, with high honors, from Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he was selected to the Moot Court Honor Society, Order of the Coif, and Dean's List. During law school, he won several writing awards for work in constitutional law and intellectual property law.