Professor David J. Gerber is the world's leading comparatist and historian in the field of antitrust law. He teaches Comparative Law, Competition Law and International Business Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law (collaboration with the Faculty of Law of the University of Zurich since 2007). He is the Acting President of the American Society of Comparative Law and a member of the International Academy of Comparative Law. Gerber received his bachelor's degree from Trinity College (Conn.), his master's degree from Yale University and his J.D. from the University of Chicago. Before embarking on an academic career, he worked for law firms in Frankfurt and New York. He was invited as Visiting Professor to the University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern University and Washington University, as well as in Europe to the universities of Stockholm, Uppsala, Freiburg (Germany) and Munich. As a Visiting Fellow he conducted research among others at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (Princeton University), the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods in Bonn and at Meiji University in Tokyo. In 2013, the University of Zurich awarded David Gerber an honorary doctorate for his fundamental contributions to comparative law and business law. Gerber's scientific work is characterized by the intensive study of the role of the state in the economy, with Europe and Asia being in the focus of his research. A lot of attention – far beyond his disciplines – made his book "Law and Competition in Twentieth Century Europe: Protecting Prometheus" (1998). For the first time, the original development of competition law in Europe was presented to an English-speaking audience. His second opus magnum is "Global Competition – Law, Markets, and Globalization" (2010), which explores the global development of antitrust law.
David Marcello's focus on public law arises from his extensive experience with open meetings and public records, governmental ethics, zoning and municipal law, legislative drafting and agency rulemaking. During the 1970s, he was statewide coordinator for the Conservation Coalition, the first statewide environmental lobby in Louisiana; founded and directed the Louisiana Center for the Public Interest, the state’s first public-interest law firm; and served as executive counsel to New Orleans Mayor Ernest N. “Dutch” Morial, representing city agencies and employees on public bidding, open meetings, public records, zoning and other public sector legal concerns. In 1994-95, he chaired Mayor Marc H. Morial’s 40-member Charter Revision Advisory Committee, which accomplished the first comprehensive revision of New Orleans’ Home Rule Charter in the 40 years since its launch in 1954. He wrote about some of the charter changes in "Systemic Ethics Reform" for the Brookings publication Resilience and Opportunity. As general counsel to the Regional Transit Authority during 1980-87, he handled the RTA's buyout of the formerly private transit system and advised the RTA in its successful campaign for taxing authority. He secured legislation allowing the 1984 World’s Fair to transfer property to the Rouse Corporation for the $60 million Riverwalk development on New Orleans’ riverfront. He later represented Rouse in obtaining an exemption from Sunday-closing laws for Riverwalk. He also worked as staff attorney for New Orleans Legal Assistance Corporation; legal consultant for an urban planning firm; and counsel for several neighborhood associations. As executive director of The Public Law Center, he runs the Legislative and Administrative Advocacy Clinics and teaches courses on legislation and agency rulemaking, described in his Clarity (Winter 2013) article, “Teaching Plain Language Drafting in a Legislative and Administrative Advocacy Clinic.” His law review publications include "The Ethics and Politics of Legislative Drafting" (Tulane); "Housing Redevelopment Strategies" (Loyola); "Administrative Practice Under the 1974 Constitution" (LSU); and "Community Benefit Agreements" in The Urban Lawyer. Marcello has taught legislative drafting in Bulgaria, the Dominican Republic, Republic of Georgia, Moldova, Mongolia, the Netherlands, Nigeria, and South Africa. Since 1995, he has organized and conducted a two-week International Legislative Drafting Institute at Tulane Law School.