Professor Simowitz teaches international business transactions, debtor and creditor law, negotiation, and a seminar on resolving business disputes. His research focuses on cross-border business transactions, litigation, and arbitration. 

Before joining Willamette University College of Law, Simowitz was a research fellow at New York University’s (NYU) Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Commercial Law and a fellow at the Classical Liberal Institute at NYU. He taught International Litigation & Arbitration with Professor Linda Silberman and before that was an acting assistant professor in the Lawyering Program at NYU. He also taught International Business Transactions at Columbia Law School.

Simowitz received the 2014 Young Scholar’s Award from the American Society of International Law’s Private International Law Interest Group for his work on judgment and award enforcement against intangible assets. He practiced at the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, and clerked for Judge D. Brooks Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.