David A. Simon

Visiting Associate Professor; Frank H. Marks Intellectual Property Fellow
The George Washington University Law School
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
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David A. Simon is the Frank H. Marks Intellectual Property Fellow and Visiting Associate Professor of Law at The George Washington University Law School. From 2019 to 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 in a variety of legal publications, including the Boston College Law Review, the Florida Law Review, the Washington Law Review, and the William & Mary Law Review.

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 a BA, with high honors, from the University of Michigan, and a 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.


BA, University of Michigan; JD, Chicago-Kent College of Law; LLM, Harvard University; PhD, University of Cambridge