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Menesh Patel
Rm. 530-752-4146 King Hall

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Menesh Patel

Acting Professor of Law


J.D., Stanford Law School 2005

Ph.D. Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison 2002

B.S. Economics, University of Iowa 1996

B.A. Mathematics, University of Iowa 1996


Menesh Patel joined the UC Davis faculty in 2018. His primary research interests are in business law, including corporate law, antitrust, securities regulation, and capital markets.

Before joining UC Davis, Patel was a research scholar at the Program in the Law and Capital Markets, a joint program of Columbia Law School and Columbia Business School. Prior to Columbia, Patel practiced law for nearly ten years, most recently at the Chicago office of Sidley Austin. While in practice, Patel focused on complex commercial matters, including antitrust, contract, and intellectual property matters. In 2012-2013, Patel was a law and economics fellow at Stanford Law School.

Patel received his J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he served as articles editor of the Stanford Law Review. In addition to his law degree, Patel holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and undergraduate degrees in economics and mathematics from the University of Iowa.

Subject Areas

Corporate Law, Antitrust, Securities Regulation

Courses Taught

  • Business Associations