Antitrust/Competition
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Experts
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Brattle's experts are able to quickly identify the key issues in complex antitrust and competition matters and develop well-reasoned analyses supported by economic theory and empirical evidence.

We provide economic analysis and expert testimony on antitrust and competition matters in a wide range of industries throughout the world. Our experts include two Nobel laureates, economic professors at leading universities, and former managers and staff at government competition agencies. We have provided advice in hundreds of mergers and acquisitions and testimony and support in many high-profile antitrust cases.

Areas of Expertise
Principals
Abere_068
Principal
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Dr. Abere provides economic research, data analysis, and expert witness testimony in cases involving antitrust, contracts, intellectual property, and other commercial litigation as well as regulatory proceedings. More-icon
Arthur_056
Principal
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Dr. Arthur has more than 15 years of consulting and litigation experience in the natural gas, natural gas liquids, and petroleum industries. More-icon
Bagci
Principal
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Dr. Bagci has more 15 years of experience advising on competition and regulatory matters and on the economics of energy and financial markets. More-icon
Bazelon_066
Principal
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Dr. Bazelon consults and testifies in numerous telecommunications matters, ranging from wireless license auctions, spectrum management, and competition policy, to patent infringement, wireless reselling, and broadband deployment. More-icon
Broehm_076
Principal
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Dr. Broehm is an economic expert in the electric utility industry specializing in the areas of market competition, impacts of regulatory policies on wholesale power markets and power assets and valuation, and the evaluation of power procurement. More-icon
Cameron_063
Principal
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Dr. Cameron has more than 15 years of experience consulting to attorneys and companies involved in commercial litigation, regulatory proceedings, and other complex matters. More-icon
Carpenter_063
Principal & Chairman
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Dr. Carpenter specializes in the fields of energy economics, regulation, corporate planning, pricing policy, and antitrust. More-icon
Cragg13
Principal
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Dr. Cragg has extensive consulting, research, and expert witness experience in corporate finance, financial services, and valuation. More-icon
Fox-penner_131
Principal
Dr. Fox-Penner specializes in economic, regulatory, and strategic issues in network industries. His practice centers on energy and environmental policies and electric regulation, planning, and competition issues. More-icon
Garcia_084
Principal
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Dr. García advises clients on competition, regulation, and restructuring policy in the energy, banking, telecommunications, and food supply industries. More-icon
Hearle_084
Principal
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Mr. Hearle specializes in applying corporate finance and accounting expertise to the analyses of antitrust and other competition issues. More-icon
Herscovici_087
Principal
Dr. Herscovici specializes in the application of economics, finance, and data analysis to litigation and other complex business issues. More-icon
Brad_johnson_web
Principal
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Mr. Johnson has experience in litigation matters pertaining to antitrust, financial institutions, and health care. More-icon
Lapuerta_103pp
Principal
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Mr. Lapuerta is an expert in economic analysis and financial valuation, which he frequently applies to estimate damages in international arbitration proceedings. More-icon
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Principal
Dr. Ledgerwood is an expert in market competitiveness with an emphasis on the economic analysis of potential market manipulation claims in commodities and securities markets. More-icon
Levine_056a
Principal
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Mr. Levine specializes in energy and regulatory economics and is an expert in the economics of the natural gas, oil, and liquefied natural gas markets. More-icon
Levy_080
Principal
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Dr. Levy specializes in microeconomics, econometrics, and statistics. He has supported expert work calculating damages in numerous litigation cases with an emphasis on statistical and econometric issues. More-icon
Marin_083
Principal
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Dr. Marín is an expert in competition and regulation in various sectors, including energy, telecommunications, transportation, and R&D-intensive industries. More-icon
Danmcfadden557
Principal
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Professor McFadden is a winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Economics, the E. Morris Cox Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of California at Berkeley, and the founding director of its Econometrics Laboratory. More-icon
Reitzes_067
Principal
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Dr. Reitzes, a former Federal Trade Commission economist, specializes in antitrust and regulatory economics. More-icon
Principal
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Dr. Reynolds is widely known for his empirical and theoretical analyses of antitrust, regulatory, and financial issues. More-icon
Shavel_087
Principal
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Dr. Shavel is an energy economist specializing in the economics and operations of the U.S. electric power system, generation and transmission investment, and environmental strategy. More-icon
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Principal
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Dr. Simpson, a former staff economist at the Federal Trade Commission, analyzes the competitive effects of mergers, acquisitions, and various business practices in a wide range of industries. More-icon
Wilson_057
Principal
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Dr. Wilson has extensive experience conducting analyses for antitrust, regulatory, and other competition-related matters. More-icon
Principal Emeritus
Principal Emeritus
Dr. Tye is an expert in economic analysis and public policy and specializes in regulatory and antitrust issues. More-icon
Principal Emeritus
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Dr. Wise specializes in the application of economics and statistical techniques to analyze damages in connection with business and environmental litigation. More-icon
Academic Advisors
Academic Advisor
Dr. Bowblis is an Associated Professor in the Department of Economics at Miami University, where he teaches courses in health economics, antitrust, industrial organization, econometrics, and the economics of regulation. More-icon
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Dr. Brennan is a Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a Senior Fellow at Resources for the Future. More-icon
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Mr. Brotman is a faculty member at Harvard Law School and in the Harvard Business School Executive Education Program. More-icon
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Dr. Oral Capps, Jr. is an Executive Professor at Texas A&M University in the Department of Agricultural Economics and is holder of the Southwest Dairy Marketing Endowed Chair. More-icon
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Dr. Economides is an expert on network economics, electronic commerce, antitrust, and public policy. More-icon
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Dr. Edlin, a Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, is a leading authority in economics and law, specializing in antitrust economics and law. More-icon
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Robert E. Hall is the Robert and Carole McNeil Joint Professor of Economics at Stanford University and Senior Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution. More-icon
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Dr. Hamilton, a Professor and Chair of Economics in the Orfalea College of Business at California Polytechnic State University, is an expert in the fields of environmental and natural resource economics, energy economics, antitrust regulation, and public economics. More-icon
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Dr. Kamerschen is currently a Distinguished Professor of Economics and the Jasper N. Dorsey Chair of the Department of Economics at the University of Georgia More-icon
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Dr. Kwoka is the Neal F. Finnegan Distinguished Professor of Economics at Northeastern University. More-icon
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Madansky is the H.G.B. Alexander Professor Emeritus of Business Administration in the Graduate School of Business at The University of Chicago. More-icon
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Richard Mancke is the Professor of Leadership and Public Policy at the Leipzig Graduate School of Management in Germany. More-icon
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Dr. Philipson is a Professor of Public Policy Studies at the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies at The University of Chicago, where he teaches courses in microeconomics and health economics. More-icon
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Dr. Robinson is a Senior Fellow of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. He consults on competition, regulation, and corporate strategy in energy and other regulated sectors. More-icon
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Dr. Rust is a Professor of Economics at Georgetown University. Previously, Dr. Rust has taught at the University of Wisconsin, Yale University, and most recently, the University of Maryland. More-icon
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Professor Sappington is the Lanzillotti-McKethan Eminent Scholar Chair in the Department of Economics at the University of Florida, where he serves as the Director of the University’s Public Policy Research Center. More-icon
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Dr. Schwartz is Professor of Economics at Georgetown University with interests in industrial organization, competition, and regulation. More-icon
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Dr. Seaman is an Associate Professor of Economics, former Department Chair, and Research Associate at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. More-icon
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Dr. Tovar Landa is the Economic Regulation Director in the Department of Economics at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México. More-icon
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Abraham L. Wickelgren is the Bernard J. Ward Centennial Professor at the University of Texas Law School and a former staff economist at the Federal Trade Commission. More-icon
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Professor Yamey is an Emeritus Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics. More-icon
Consultants
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Senior Associate
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Mr. Fanaras is a consulting expert who analyzes the competitive effects of mergers, antitrust conduct, intellectual property, and economic damages. More-icon
Gaynor_044
Senior Consultant
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Dr. Gaynor has extensive experience in antitrust and competition matters, including the analysis of the competitive effects of mergers and acquisitions and various horizontal and vertical restraints. More-icon
Mchenry_053
Senior Associate
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Dr. McHenry has consulted on numerous telecommunication matters and numerous expert reports related to spectrum management and valuation, broadband deployment, regulatory proceedings, Universal Service Fund, and competition policy. More-icon
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Senior Associate
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Dr. Powers has expertise in industrial organization and energy economics. More-icon
Sergici_102
Senior Associate
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Dr. Sergici assists electric utilities, regulators, and wholesale market operators in their strategic questions related to energy efficiency, demand response, and customer behavior in the context of Smart Grid. More-icon
Verlinda_web
Senior Associate
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Dr. Verlinda specializes in industrial organization, antitrust, econometrics, and statistics. More-icon
Article
Loyalty discounts and theories of harm in the Intel investigations
April 2014
John Simpson and Patrick DeGraba
Published in the April 2014 issue of Journal of Antitrust Enforcement
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
Article
Cambios Legales en la Cadena Alimentaria
December 19, 2012
Published in El Economista
Article
A Framework for Analyzing Market Manipulation
September 2012
Published in Review of Law & Economics, Volume 8, No. 1
Report
Competitive Assessment of the Spanish Food Supply Chain
April 6, 2012
Prepared for PROMARCA
Article
A Comparison of Anti-Manipulation Rules in U.S. and EU Electricity and Natural Gas Markets: A Proposal for a Common Standard
April 2012
Published in Energy Law Journal
Article
Rummaging through the Bottom of Pandora’s Box: Funding Predatory Pricing through Contemporaneous Recoupment
April 2012
Shaun D. Ledgerwood and Wesley Health
Published in Virginia Law and Business Review, Volume 6, Number 3
Report
Completing the Puzzle: Defining Manipulation Under REMIT
January 2012
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Report
Competitive Effects of Exchanges or Sales of Airport Landing Slots
December 2011
James D. Reitzes, Brendan McVeigh, Nicholas E. Powers, and Samuel Moy
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Report
Defining Market Manipulation in a Post-REMIT World
June 2011
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Report
Losing Money to Increase Profits: A Proposed Framework for Defining Market Manipulation
March 2011
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Report
Assessing Pipe-to-Pipe Competition: Theoretical Framework and Application to GTS
March 2011
Prepared for NMa
Article
Is Delaware’s Antitakeover Statute Unconstitutional? Evidence from 1988-2008
May 2010
Steven Herscovici, Guhan Subramanian, and Brian Barbetta
Published in The Business Lawyer
Article
Using Economics to Measure Consumer Damages in Private Advertising Litigation
2010
In The Adviser, published by the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law Private Advertising Litigation Committee, Vol. 1, No. 1 (2010)
Article
RPM as Exclusion: Did the U.S. Supreme Court Stumble Upon the Missing Theory of Harm?
December 2008
Published in Antitrust Bulletin
Article
Do Gasoline Mergers Affect Consumer’s Prices? The Marathon-Ashland and UDS Transaction
February 2008
John Simpson and Christopher Taylor
Published in Journal of Law and Economics
Article
Difference in Differences Analysis in Antitrust: A Cautionary Note
2008
John Simpson and David Schmidt
Published in Antitrust Law Journal
Article
Bundled Discounts, Leverage Theory and Downstream Competition
October 2007
John Simpson and Abraham Wickelgren
Published in American Law and Economics Review
Article
Naked Exclusion, Efficient Breach, and Downstream Competition
September 2007
John Simpson and Abraham Wickelgren
Published in American Economic Review
Article
Can Mergers to Monopoly, Price Fixing, and Market-Division Agreements Raise Welfare?
February 2004
James D. Reitzes and Paul S. Clyde
Published in International Journal of the Economics of Business