Phillip E. Areeda

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Phillip Elias Areeda (January 28, 1930 – December 24, 1995)[1] was an American lawyer and legal scholar. He was a professor at Harvard Law School and an expert on antitrust law.

Born in Detroit, Michigan of Lebanese ancestry,[2] he received his law degree from the Harvard Law School in 1954, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. In July 1956 he was appointed Special Assistant in the White House Office, and on November 13, 1958, he was appointed Assistant Special Counsel to the President.[3] As Assistant Special Counsel, he helped draft and research White House staff studies dealing with economic and legal matters. Areeda continued in these duties until the end of the Eisenhower Administration. In 1961 he accepted a position on the Harvard Law School faculty, and published a book, Antitrust Analysis, in 1967.

Areeda was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1983.[4] He died of leukemia in 1995 in Cambridge, Massachusetts aged 65. A building at Harvard Law, Areeda Hall, is named in his honor.


  1. ^ "Areeda, Phillip". Who Was Who in America (1993-1996). New Providence, N.J.: Marquis Who's Who. 1996. p. 8. ISBN 0837902258. 
  2. ^ Famous Lebanese People: Phillip Areeda
  3. ^ Government Printing Office. United States Government Organization Manual 1958-59. Washington, DC: GPO. p. 58
  4. ^ "Book of Members, 1780-2010: Chapter A" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 22 April 2011. 

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