Skip to Main Content

Antitrust/Competition

Antitrust policy promotes competition and innovation for the benefit of consumers. Though the concept is simple, the underlying economic analysis in antitrust and competition matters is often complex. Brattle offers a unique approach to tackling the challenges posed by these cases.

Our approach has three elements:

  • Key decision makers, such as expert economists, closely engaged throughout the project to drive the economic theory and reasoning behind analyses
  • Unleveraged and dedicated teams that maximize project knowledge and depth
  • Direct access for clients to the entire project team without unnecessary layers of management impeding communication

We have employed this approach on some of the largest and most high-profile antitrust cases. We work with first-rate testifying experts including two Nobel laureates, economics professors at leading universities, and former high-ranking economists at government competition agencies. We have advised clients in hundreds of transactions and provided testimony and litigation support in antitrust and competition cases on behalf of leading law firms as well as U.S., Canadian, and international government agencies.

NEWS

Brattle’s client Superior Plus recently received clearance from Canada’s Competition Bureau to acquire Gibson Energy’s propane distribution business, Canwest, making the post-merger business the largest propane distributor in Canada.

EVENT

Brattle Principal Eliana Garcés will speak at the 4th Annual Chillin’ Competition Conference, to be held November 20 in Brussels, Belgium.

CASE HIGHLIGHT

Brattle was retained by counsel for the Plaintiffs to provide expert testimony on liability, damages, and profitability.

Engagements
REPRESENTATIVE ENGAGEMENTS

Below is a list of representative engagements for our Antitrust/Competition practice.

Vertical restraints analysis in the credit card industry
Brattle has been involved in numerous high-profile antitrust matters in the payment card industry, involving interchange fees, nondiscrimination rules, foreign transaction fees, dynamic currency conversion, and other practices. We have analyzed efficiency benefits and competitive effects resulting from these practices, developed models to identify the underlying conditions required for either anticompetitive or procompetitive behavior, assessed market performance (including firm profitability), provided statistical analyses relevant to defining relevant product markets, and evaluated alleged damages. Brattle economists recently supported American Express in its successful defense against antitrust claims made by the U.S. Department of Justice and others involving its merchant agreements.
US Airways v. Sabre
Economists at The Brattle Group assisted US Airways in its monopolization case against Sabre. The lawsuit pertained to alleged anticompetitive provisions in a contract between the two parties over the distribution of airline tickets. Brattle experts and Nobel Laureates Professors Joseph Stiglitz and Dan McFadden, provided expert witness testimony on liability and damages issues. Our work included an analysis of Sabre’s market power in the distribution of airline tickets and how the challenged contract provisions harmed both the airline and consumers. Most notably, we provided insight into the role of “two sidedness” in thinking about this market. In addition, our team analyzed millions of bookings on US Airways flights to assess the overcharges resulting from the challenged restrictions, based on the analysis of “but-for” prices. The 8-week trial in federal court ended in December 2016, and the jury ruled in favor of US Airways.
Medical insurance
Brattle economists, including Professor Daniel McFadden, have been retained by plaintiffs to assess the effects of market allocation and ownership restrictions for a particular line of insurance in the United States. A consortium of insurers covers a significant fraction of U.S. consumers who receive private insurance in the United States. The member insurers, through their association, license their trademark by requiring members to sell insurance only in their exclusive service areas (ESAs). In this case, currently before the Federal Court, plaintiffs allege that because this arrangement prevents entry by one member of the consortium into the territory of another, it has stifled competition and as a result increased premiums paid by consumers.
Laumann v. NHL and Lerner v. MLB
On behalf of the National Hockey League (NHL), Brattle Principal and Nobel Laureate Daniel McFadden provided testimony at a Daubert and class-certification hearing concerning the structural econometric model proffered by the Plaintiffs’ expert to estimate damages arising from restraints imposed on the broadcast rights to the league games. The Court granted the defense’s Daubert motion in part, in a decision that frequently refers to the testimony of Professor McFadden.
EC investigation of alleged collusion in FOREX markets
Brattle assisted a global investment bank in connection with an EC investigation of alleged collusion to manipulate foreign exchange benchmarks during 2008-2012. We provided guidance on the appropriate basis for calculation of fines.
PotashCorp/Agrium

Brattle assisted counsel for Agrium in the competitive effects and efficiencies analysis in connection with the $36 billion merger of equals between fertilizer producers Potash Corporation and Agrium Inc. The merger obtained regulatory clearance across multiple jurisdictions globally, with minimal divestiture requirements, forming the world’s largest crop nutrient company.

Experts
Principals
Principal Emeritus
Director of Global Development
Academic Advisor & Other Outside Experts
John R. Bowblis
Academic Advisor
Miami University
View Bio
Andrea P. Butelmann
Academic Advisor
Universidad Alberto Hurtado (Chile)
View Bio
Aaron S. Edlin
Academic Advisor
University of California, Berkeley
View Bio
Joshua Gans
Academic Advisor
Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto
View Bio
David R. Kamerschen
Academic Advisor
University of Georgia
View Bio
John E. Kwoka, Jr.
Academic Advisor
Northeastern University
View Bio
Albert Madansky
Academic Advisor
The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business
View Bio
Richard B. Mancke
Academic Advisor
Leipzig Graduate School of Management
View Bio
Michael Moore
Academic Advisor
View Bio
Peter E. Rossi
Academic Advisor
University of California, Los Angeles
View Bio
John P. Rust
Academic Advisor
Georgetown University
View Bio
Bruce A. Seaman
Academic Advisor
Georgia State University
View Bio
Ramiro Tovar Landa
Academic Advisor
Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México
View Bio
Abraham L. Wickelgren
Academic Advisor
University of Texas Law School
View Bio
Basil Yamey
Academic Advisor
London School of Economics
View Bio
Senior Consultants
Senior Associates
Publications
Article
Recent Developments in the Assessment of Telecom Mergers in the European Union
October 08, 2018
Published in The Competition Law Journal, Issue 1

Brattle Principals Pinar Bagci and Pedro L. Marín and Brattle Senior Associate Lecrezio Figurelli have authored an article exploring the debate that has arisen due to the recent surge in mobile network operator (MNO) mergers in Europe and concerning the European Commission’s shift in policy and approach to evaluating telecom mergers.

Article
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and Antitrust Damages
May 2018
Andrew Abere and Michelle Cleary
Published in Perspectives in Antitrust, Volume 6, Number 3.

An article written by Brattle Senior Consultant Michelle Cleary and former Brattle Principal Andrew Abere was published in the May 2018 issue of Perspectives in Antitrust newsletter.

Article
Data Collection In Online Platform Businesses: A Perspective For Antitrust Assessment
May 22, 2018
Published in The Antitrust Chronicle

The article discusses the impact of data collection and usage by online platforms and the consequences for these organizations and their users.

Article
What Is So Significant About Statistical Significance?
February 2018
Published in Antitrust Source

This article discusses the statistical significance of sophisticated economic analyses in expert testimony, which have become increasingly important in antitrust cases.

Presentation
The Analysis of Efficiencies in Horizontal Mergers
December 13, 2017
Prepared by The Brattle Group
Article
Market Manipulation in Energy-Related Markets
August 2017
Published in the American Bar Association's (ABA) Transportation and Energy Industries Digest
Article
Proposal to Remedy Horizontal Shareholding is Flawed
July 18, 2017
Published in Law360

This article evaluates a proposed remedy that would allow investors to hold shares in one company in a concentrated industry, or limit their shareholdings to no more than one percent of the industry.

Article
The Importance of Quantifying Non-Price Effects in Canada
June 21, 2017
Published in Concurrences Law & Economics
This article discusses the current legal framework for competition and merger reviews in Canada and the growing interest in incorporating non-price effects into competition assessments.
Article
Interview with Joshua Gans on Interoperability, Disruption, and Antitrust
April 2017
Published in Perspectives in Antitrust
Article
Damages in Competition/Antitrust Arbitrations
November 22, 2016
Published in Global Arbitration Review’s (GAR) Guide to Damages in International Arbitration
Presentation
Behavioral Economics and Competition
October 31, 2016
Presented to the Hong Kong Competition Commission
This presentation examines how the insights gained from behavioral economics can help competition authorities to better understand actual consumer behavior and alternative avenues through which firms may engage in behaviors that harm competition.
Article
Inactive Customers and Unilateral Market Power: The CMA’s Energy Market Investigation
July 2016
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Article
Die steigende Bedeutung des Pass-On bei Schadensersatzforderungen aus Kartellfällen
October 2015
Konstantin Ebinger and Roman Fischer
Published in Kölner Schrift zum Wirtschaftsrecht - Volume 6, Issue 4
Article
Just Passing Through? Cartel Damages Under The New EU Directive
April 24, 2015
Published in Corporate Disputes Magazine
Article
Fit to be Tied? Antitrust Implications of Collins Inkjet Co. v. Eastman Kodak Co.
April 20, 2015
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Report
Brief of Antitrust Economists as Amici Curiae in Support of Defendants-Appellants
January 15, 2015
Lisa J. Cameron, Steven Herscovici, Henry G. Grabowski, Sheila Coombs Branyan, Kenneth G. Elzinga, Paul Greenberg, James W. Hughes, Anne Layne-Farrar, Kevin M. Murphy, Janusz A. Ordover, Ann E. Querns, Bradley N. Reiff, Jeremy A. Rist, John Rizzo, William H. Roberts, Edward A. Snyder, Bruce Stangle, Robert H. Topel, and Michael Wohlgenant
Prepared for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Article
Be an Expert in Working with Economic Experts
December 2014
Published in Perspectives in Antitrust, a publication of the Antitrust Law Section of the American Bar Association
Article
Cartel Damages Under the New EU Directive
October 23, 2014
Article
Unobserved Factors In Antitrust Class Certification
May 14, 2014
Published on Law360
Presentation
Market Manipulation and Antitrust: Complements or Substitutes?
February 25, 2014
Presented to the NYC Bar Association Antitrust & Trade Regulation Committee
Brochure
Antitrust Analysis in Physician, Hospital, and Insurer Matters
2014
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Article
Collusion at the Extensive Margin
2014
Joshua Gans, Martin Byford, and Joshua Gans
Published in the International Journal of Industrial Organization
Report
Competitive Assessment of the Spanish Food Supply Chain
April 06, 2012
José Antonio García and Juan Delgado
Prepared for PROMARCA
News & Knowledge
November 28, 2018
Armando Levy to Speak at the BASF Economics of Class Certification Panel

Brattle Principal Armando Levy will speak on The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) Economics of Class Certification panel, to be held November 28 in San Francisco, CA.

November 20, 2018
Eliana Garcés to Present at Chillin' Competition Conference

Brattle Principal Eliana Garcés will speak at the 4th Annual Chillin’ Competition Conference, to be held November 20 in Brussels, Belgium.

November 15, 2018
Renée Duplantis to Present at ACE Conference

Brattle Principal Renée Duplantis will speak at the 16th Annual Association of Competition Economics (ACE) Conference, to be held November 15-16 in Bologna, Italy.

November 09, 2018
Eliana Garcés to Present at CPI and CCIA Challenges to Antitrust in a Changing Economy Event

Brattle Principal Eliana Garcés will speak at the Competition Policy International (CPI) and Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) Challenges to Antitrust in a Changing Economy event, to be held November 9 at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, MA.

October 17, 2018
Pinar Bagci to give a Seminar on The Economics of Market Definition

Brattle Principal Pinar Bagci will give a seminar on “The Economics of Market Definition” to post-graduate law students at the Queen Mary College of Law, University of London on Wednesday, October 17 from 10 AM to 12 PM (BST).

October 08, 2018
Article by Brattle Economists Discusses New Developments in European Union Telecom Merger Assessment

Brattle Principals Pinar Bagci and Pedro L. Marín and Brattle Senior Associate Lecrezio Figurelli have authored an article exploring the debate that has arisen due to the recent surge in mobile network operator (MNO) mergers in Europe and concerning the European Commission’s shift in policy and approach to evaluating telecom mergers.

September 27, 2018
Renée Duplantis to Present at the CBA Competition Law Fall Conference

Brattle Principal Renée Duplantis will speak at the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) Competition Law Fall Conference, to be held September 27-28 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

September 26, 2018
Andy Harington to Present at Goodman's IP and Competition Law Program

Brattle Principal Andy Harington will speak at the Goodman’s Intellectual Property (IP) and Competition Law program, to be held September 26 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

August 23, 2018
Eliana Garcés to Present at EU Competition Law Summit

Brattle Principal Eliana Garcés will speak at the 1st EU Competition Law Summit, to be held August 23-24 in Vathy, Ithaca, Greece.

July 31, 2018
Who's Who Legal Identifies Brattle Economists as World's Leading Experts in Consulting

Who’s Who Legal recognized twelve Brattle economists as leading economic consulting experts in the areas of competition, construction, financial advisory and valuation, quantum of damages, and data and e-discovery.

July 26, 2018
Eliana Garcés to Present at ACCC/AER Regulatory Conference

Brattle Principal Eliana Garcés will speak at the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission Conference (ACCC) & Australian Energy Regulator (AER) conference to be held July 26-27, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia.

July 10, 2018
Pinar Bagci to Present at GCR Live 10th Annual Brussels Conference

Brattle Principal Pinar Bagci will present at the GCR Live 10th Annual Brussels Conference, taking place July 10, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium.

June 15, 2018
Brattle Consultant to Present at Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators Conference

Brattle Consultant Ian Cass will present at the Canadian Institute of Charted Business Valuators’ 2018 National Business Valuation Congress, to be held June 14-15, 2018 in Ottawa, Canada.

June 11, 2018
Jeremy Verlinda to Speak at American Bar Association Event

Brattle Senior Associate Jeremy Verlinda will present at the American Bar Association’s (ABA) “Energy and Antitrust Fundamentals” talk to be held June 11, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

June 05, 2018
Article on Implications of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Antitrust Damages Published in Perspectives in Antitrust Newsletter

An article written by Brattle Senior Consultant Michelle Cleary and former Brattle Principal Andrew Abere was published in the May 2018 issue of Perspectives in Antitrust newsletter.

June 01, 2018
Michael Cragg to Present at The Global Antitrust Economics Conference

Brattle Principal and Chairman Michael Cragg will present at The Global Antitrust Economics Conference, taking place June 1, 2018 in New York, NY.

May 30, 2018
Michael Cragg to Present at NYSBA's Antitrust Section Class Action Committee Meeting

Brattle Principal and Chairman Michael Cragg will present during the New York State Bar Association’s (NYSBA) Antitrust Section Class Action Committee Meeting, “Platform Issues in Class Actions – Multiple Dimensions of Economic Evidence and Analysis,” taking place May 30, 2018 in New York, NY.

May 29, 2018
James Keyte to Discuss Monopolization at AGCM Italian Competition Authority Event

Brattle Director of Global Development James Keyte will present at the AGCM Italian Competition Authority event, “Monopolisation and Abuse of Dominance: A Comparison Between US and EU,” taking place May 29, 2018 in Rome.

May 25, 2018
James Keyte to Present at XIII Treviso Antitrust Conference

Brattle Director of Global Development James Keyte will present at the XIII Treviso Antitrust Conference “Antitrust Between EU Law and National Law,” taking place May 24-25, 2018 in Treviso, Italy.

May 22, 2018
Brattle Principal Eliana Garcés has Article on Large Data Collection Published in Antitrust Chronicle

Brattle Principal Eliana Garcés had a paper published in the spring 2018 issue of The Antitrust Chronicle. The article discusses the impact of data collection and usage by online platforms and the consequences for these organizations and their users.

April 30, 2018
Andy Abere to Participate in NYCBA Event on Class Certification in Antitrust Cases

Andy Abere will serve as faculty for the upcoming New York City Bar Association (NYCBA) event, “Hot Topics in NY Antitrust: Class Certification and Fraud-Based Antitrust Investigations.”

April 20, 2018
Pinar Bagci to Present at Florence Competition Programme's ENTraNCE Workshop at the European University Institute

Pinar Bagci, a principal in Brattle’s Competition Practice, will present at Florence Competition Programme’s (FCP) ENTraNCE Workshop, taking place April 20, 2018, at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

April 11, 2018
Joshua Gans to Present on Pricing Algorithms and the Potential for Collusion at the ABA Antitrust Section Spring Meeting

Brattle Academic Advisor Joshua Gans will speak at the annual American Bar Association (ABA) Antitrust Section Spring Meeting, taking place April 11-13, 2018 in Washington, DC.

March 22, 2018
Eliana Garcés to Participate in American Antitrust Institute Roundtable on Competition and Digital Platforms

Eliana Garcés will participate in the upcoming American Antitrust Institute (AAI) roundtable event, “Applying the Antitrust Laws to Digital Platforms,” taking place on March 22, 2018 in Washington, DC.

February 22, 2018
Andrew Abere Publishes Article on Statistical Significance in the ABA's Antitrust Source

In a new article published in the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Antitrust Source, Brattle Principal Andrew Abere discusses the statistical significance of sophisticated economic analyses in expert testimony, which have become increasingly important in antitrust cases.

February 22, 2018
Pinar Bagci to Present at CDR's Winter Competition Litigation Symposium

Brattle Principal Pinar Bagci will present at the Commercial Dispute Resolution’s (CDR) 3rd annual Winter Competition Litigation Symposium, taking place February 22, 2018 in London.

January 22, 2018
Brattle Assists Agrium Obtain Regulatory Approval in $36 Billion Merger

The Brattle Group assisted the fertilizer company Agrium Inc. to obtain regulatory approval in its $36 billion merger with Potash Corporation, forming the world’s largest crop nutrient company.

January 19, 2018
The Brattle Group Recognized as one of the World's Top Firms for Competition Economics by Global Competition Review

For the 11th consecutive year, The Brattle Group has been named one of the world’s top firms for competition economics by Global Competition Review (GCR).

January 19, 2018
The Brattle Group Introduces Its Newest Experts

The Brattle Group is pleased to introduce the seven exceptional experts who became Brattle principals over the past year.

December 14, 2017
Skadden Antitrust Partner James A. Keyte to Join The Brattle Group

The Brattle Group is pleased to announce that Skadden partner James A. Keyte will join the firm as the Global Director of Development, effective January 1.

December 04, 2017
Brattle Client Superior Plus Cleared in Acquisition of Canwest Based on Efficiencies

Brattle’s client Superior Plus recently received clearance from Canada’s Competition Bureau to acquire Gibson Energy’s propane distribution business, Canwest, making the post-merger business the largest propane distributor in Canada.

October 26, 2017
Guy Ben-Ishai to Participate in The Knowledge Group Webinar on Reverse Payment Settlements

Brattle Principal Guy Ben-Ishai will present during The Knowledge Group’s webinar, “Reverse Payment Settlements: Trends & Updates in 2017 & Beyond,” taking place October 26, 2017 from 12-2 pm EST.

October 23, 2017
Roger Lueken to Present at Pre-Summit Briefing on Navigating PJM’s Capacity Market

Brattle Associate Roger Lueken will present at the Pre-Summit Briefing of the Mid-Atlantic Power Market Summit, taking place October 23-25, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA.

September 27, 2017
Frank Graves to Present at Edison Electric Institute’s Strategic Issues Roundtable

Brattle Principal Frank Graves will present at Edison Electric Institute’s (EEI) Strategic Issues Roundtable, taking place September 27-29, 2017 in New Orleans, LA.

September 14, 2017
Andrew Abere to Participate in ABA Reverse Payments Litigation Teleconference

Brattle Principal Andrew Abere will participate in the ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Health Care & Pharmaceutical Committee Teleconference, “Recent Issues in Reverse Payments Litigation,” taking place September 14, 2017 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in New York, NY.

September 13, 2017
The Brattle Group to Lead Antitrust Economics Workshop Panels During Fordham Law Annual Conference

The Brattle Group is pleased to participate in the upcoming Fordham School of Law Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law and Policy Pre-Conference Antitrust Economics Workshop, taking place September 13, 2017 from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.

September 12, 2017
James Reitzes to Present on Cartel Damages Claims During NYSBA Class Action Committee Meeting

James Reitzes, Brattle Principal and head of the firm’s competition practice, will present during the NYSBA Class Action Committee Meeting, taking place on September 12, 2017 from 8:30-9:30 am at Robins Kaplan LLP in New York, NY.

August 22, 2017
Bente Villadsen to Participate in EEI and AGA Introduction to Public Utility Accounting Courses

Brattle Principal Bente Villadsen will present at the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and American Gas Association’s (AGA) Introduction and Advanced Public Utility Accounting Courses, taking place August 21-24, 2017 in Minneapolis, MN.

August 17, 2017
Andrew Abere Interviewed in Law360 Article on Working With Antitrust Experts

Brattle Principal Andrew Abere was recently interviewed in the Law360 article, “Tips for Working With Economics Experts in Antitrust Cases,” outlining key pieces of advice on the most effective use of experts in antitrust litigation.

August 01, 2017
Article by Drs. Shaun Ledgerwood and Jeremy Verlinda on Energy Manipulation Cases Published in ABA Transportation and Energy Industries Digest

Brattle economists Shaun Ledgerwood and Jeremy Verlinda review two recent energy-related manipulation cases where the plaintiffs claimed antitrust harms, but received very different outcomes following Motions to Dismiss.

July 20, 2017
Brattle to Host ABA Market Manipulation Teleconference

The Brattle Group will host the upcoming American Bar Association (ABA) teleconference, “Market Manipulation: When Is It An Antitrust Issue?,” taking place on Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST.

July 18, 2017
Brattle Economists Author Law360 Article on Proposed Remedies to Horizontal Shareholding

Brattle economists Elaine Buckberg, Steven Herscovici, James Reitzes, and Branko Jovanovic have authored a Law360 article addressing claims from recent studies that competition is adversely affected when “institutional investors hold significant shares in multiple firms within a ‘concentrated’ industry.”

July 12, 2017
New York Attorney General’s Chief Economist Guy Ben-Ishai Joins The Brattle Group

The Brattle Group is pleased to announce that competition and securities expert Dr. Guy Ben-Ishai has joined the firm’s New York office as a principal.

June 21, 2017
Brattle Economists Publish Concurrences Article on Non-Price Effects in Competition

Brattle Principal Renée Duplantis and Consultant Ian Cass have published an article in the recent issue of Concurrences Law & Economics that discusses the current legal framework for competition and merger reviews in Canada and the growing interest in incorporating non-price effects into competition assessments.

June 15, 2017
Francesco Lo Passo to Present on Railway Competition Policy at European University Institute Seminar

Brattle Principal Francesco Lo Passo will present at the European University Institute’s Executive Seminar: Competition in Passenger Railways in Europe, taking place June 15, 2017 in Florence, Italy.

June 06, 2017
Renée Duplantis Named Future Leader in Who’s Who Legal Competition 2017

Renée Duplantis has been recognized by Who’s Who Legal as a future leader in competition economics.

May 23, 2017
Brattle Economists Interview Joshua Gans on Interoperability and Disruption for the ABA’s Perspectives in Antitrust

In an interview published in the ABA's Perspectives in Antitrust, Brattle economists Michelle Cleary and Lisa Cameron discussed interoperability, disruption, and antitrust with Professor Joshua Gans.

March 21, 2017
Lisa Cameron to Present on The Knowledge Group’s Webinar on Reverse Payment Settlements

Brattle Principal Lisa Cameron will present during The Knowledge Group’s webinar, “Reverse Payment Settlements: Hot Topics in 2017,” taking place March 21, 2017 from 3-5 pm EST.

February 23, 2017
Pinar Bagci to Present at CDR’s Spring Competition Litigation Symposium

Brattle Principal Pinar Bagci will present at the Commercial Dispute Resolution’s (CDR) Spring Competition Litigation Symposium, taking place February 23, 2017 in London.

February 04, 2017
Joshua Gans to Present During GCR Live 6th Annual Antitrust Law Leaders Forum

Brattle Academic Advisor Joshua Gans will present during the upcoming Global Competition Review (GCR) Live 6th Annual Antitrust Law Leaders Forum, taking place February 3-4, 2017 in Miami, FL.

January 20, 2017
The Brattle Group Recognized As One Of The World’s Top Firms For Competition Economics By Global Competition Review

For the 10th consecutive year, The Brattle Group has been named one of the world’s top firms for competition economics by Global Competition Review (GCR).

January 06, 2017
Pinar Bagci Contributes to Global Competition Review's Handbook of Competition Economics 2017

Brattle Principal Pinar Bagci has authored the United Kingdom chapter of Global Competition Review’s (GCR) 2017 edition of the Handbook of Competition Economics.

December 21, 2016
Brattle Helps US Airways Secure Antitrust Jury Trial Win

In the recently concluded jury trial US Airways Inc. v. Sabre Holdings Corp. et al, The Brattle Group assisted attorneys from O’Melveny & Myers to secure a favorable verdict on behalf of US Airways.

November 22, 2016
Brattle Economists Co-Author Article for Global Arbitration Review on Damages in Competition and Antitrust Arbitrations

Brattle Principals Carlos Lapuerta and Richard Caldwell have co-authored an article published in Global Arbitration Review’s (GAR) Guide to Damages in International Arbitration that addresses issues relevant to the calculation of damages from competition claims.

July 15, 2016
Article by Pinar Bagci and Serena Hesmondhalgh Examines Key Findings of the UK’s CMA Energy Market Investigation

In a new Brattle article, Pinar Bagci and Serena Hesmondhalgh and examine the key findings of the energy market investigation and comment on the possible effects of the CMA’s decision to implement a transitional price cap for prepayment meter (PPM) customers, impacting nearly four million households.

July 30, 2015
Pallavi Seth to Present on Intellectual Property and the ITC at the ABA Annual Meeting

Brattle senior associate Pallavi Seth will present on International Trade Commission (ITC) Section 337 intellectual property claims at the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Annual Meeting, taking place July 30-August 4, 2015 in Chicago, IL.

July 19, 2015
Bente Villadsen and Philip Hanser to Present at EEI Electric Rates Advanced Course

Brattle principals Bente Villadsen and Philip Hanser will present at the upcoming Edison Electric Institute Electric Rates Advanced Course, taking place July 19-22, 2015 in Madison, WI.

June 01, 2015
Bin Zhou Co-Authors Bloomberg BNA Article on the Role of Transfer Pricing in Bankruptcy

Brattle principal Bin Zhou recently co-authored an article published in Bloomberg BNA, “The Implications of Transfer Pricing in Bankruptcy,” in which the authors discuss the lessons learned from transfer pricing arrangements featured in the allocation of liquidation proceeds in Nortel’s bankruptcy trials.

March 09, 2015
Judy Chang to Present at Independent Power Producers Society of Alberta Conference

Brattle principal Judy Chang has been selected to serve as a panelist at the upcoming Independent Power Producers Society of Alberta (IPPSA) 21st Annual Conference, “The Art of the Deal,” taking place March 8-10, 2015 in Banff, Alberta.

December 02, 2014
Brattle Experts Involved in Closely Watched AIG Case

Last week the record for Starr International Co. Inc. et al. v. U.S. closed after 37 days of trial. This epic case involves the shareholders of American International Group Inc. (AIG) claiming compensation of nearly $50 billion for the U.S. Government’s taking and/or illegally exacting 79.9 percent of shareholders’ equity at the peak of the financial crisis the day after Lehman failed. The team supported the testimony of Brattle principal Michael Cragg who testified over the course of five days.

October 22, 2014
Brattle Economists Advise In Clearance of Ground-Breaking European Merger

A team of Brattle economists, led by principal Pinar Bagci, advised Nynas AB on the acquisition of a specialty base oil manufacturer of certain refinery assets operated by Shell Deutschland.

July 01, 2014
The Brattle Group Announces the Promotion of Pinar Bagci to Principal

The Brattle Group is pleased to announce the promotion of Pinar Bagci, who has more than 15 years of experience advising on competition and regulatory matters and on the economics of energy and financial markets.

June 27, 2014
Principal Bruce Tsuchida Contributing Author to Book on Renewable Energy Integration

Principal Bruce Tsuchida is the author of a chapter in the recently-published book, Renewable Energy Integration: Practical Management of Variability, Uncertainty and Flexibility in Power Grids.

June 18, 2014
Policy Brief by Brattle Economists Provides Insights into EPA’s Proposed Carbon Emission Standards for Existing Fossil Units

Brattle economists issued a policy brief that examines the primary features and implications of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed CO2 emissions standards for existing fossil units under the Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 111(d).