David A. Simon
David A. Simon is a Research Fellow at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, & Bioethics at Harvard Law School. 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 Emory Law Journal, the Georgia Law Review, the Florida Law Review, the Journal of the American Medical Association, the Journal of Law & the Biosciences, the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, the Washington Law Review, the William & Mary Law Review, and the Yale Journal of Law & Technology.
In private practice, David 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.
David holds an LL.M. from Harvard Law School, where he was a Summer Academic Fellow, and a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, where he was a Cambridge International Scholar (full tuition scholarship & 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 B.A., with high honors, from the University of Michigan, and his J.D., 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.