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.

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 f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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 f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Principal
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Dr. Ben-Ishai has extensive expertise in competition, securities, and product liability matters. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Cragg13
Principal & Chairman
(Boston) +1.617.234.5721
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Dr. Cragg has extensive consulting, research, and expert witness experience in corporate finance, financial services, and valuation. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Duplantis web
Principal
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Dr. Renée Duplantis, former T.D. MacDonald Chair in Industrial Economics at the Canadian Competition Bureau, specializes in the empirical analyses of antitrust issues, primarily mergers, civil litigation, damages and class-action matters. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Garcia 084
Principal
+34.91.048.71.00
Dr. García advises clients on competition, regulation, and restructuring policy in the energy, banking, telecommunications, and food supply industries. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Principal
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Mr. Harington brings nearly 25 years of diverse experience in business consulting, M&A transaction advisory, and general financial consulting to companies in a variety of industries and ranging in size from large, multi-national public companies to local, privately-owned companies. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Principal
Dr. Herscovici specializes in the application of economics, finance, and data analysis to litigation and other complex business issues. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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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 f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Levy 080
Principal
+1.415.217.1011
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 f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Danmcfadden557
Principal
+1.415.217.1000
Professor McFadden is the Presidential Professor of Health Economics at the University of Southern California, where he has joint appointments at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and the Department of Economics at USC Dornsife College. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Reitzes 067
Principal
(Washington) +1.202.955.5050
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Dr. Reitzes, a former Federal Trade Commission economist, specializes in antitrust and regulatory economics. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Principal Emeritus
Principal Emeritus
Dr. Reynolds is widely known for his empirical and theoretical analyses of antitrust, regulatory, and financial issues. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Principal Emeritus
Dr. Tye is an expert in economic analysis and public policy and specializes in regulatory and antitrust issues. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Wilson 057
Principal Emeritus
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Dr. Wilson has extensive experience conducting analyses for antitrust, regulatory, and other competition-related matters. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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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 f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Academic Advisors
Academic Advisor
Dr. Bowblis is an Associate 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 f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Academic Advisor
Dr. Butelmann is an expert in competition policy and regulation of natural monopolies. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Academic Advisor
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 f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Academic Advisor
Joshua Gans is a Professor of Strategic Management and the Jeffrey S. Skoll Chair of Technical Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Academic Advisor
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 f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Academic Advisor
Dr. Kwoka is the Neal F. Finnegan Distinguished Professor of Economics at Northeastern University. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Academic Advisor
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 f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Academic Advisor
Richard Mancke is the Professor of Leadership and Public Policy at the Leipzig Graduate School of Management in Germany. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Academic Advisor
Dr. Michael Moore is a Senior Lecturer of Strategy at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Academic Advisor
Peter E. Rossi is the James Collins Professor of Marketing, Economics and Statistics at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, and is an influential and widely-cited expert in marketing, statistics, and econometrics. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Academic Advisor
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 f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Academic Advisor
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 f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Academic Advisor
Dr. Tovar Landa is the Economic Regulation Director in the Department of Economics at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Academic Advisor
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 f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Academic Advisor
Professor Yamey is an Emeritus Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Senior Consultants
Cleary 082
Senior Consultant
+1.212.789.3683
Ms. Cleary has experience providing economic consulting services on issues of liability, class certification, and damages in antitrust cases involving mergers and acquisitions, price-fixing and collusion, monopolization, price discrimination, vertical restraints, and other anticompetitive practices. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Gaynor 044
Senior Consultant
+1.202.955.5050
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 f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Senior Associates
Barza
Senior Associate
+44.20.7406.7900
Dr. Rachael Barza has worked on cases concerning valuation and damages, state aid, abuse of dominance, cartels, and acquisitions, before the European Competition Commission and various European high courts. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Senior Associate
+1.212.789.3680
Mr. Fanaras is an experienced consulting expert who analyzes the competitive effects of mergers, antitrust conduct, intellectual property, and economic damages. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Gibbons 034
Senior Associate
+1.415.217.1000
Dr. Charles Gibbons specializes in applying sophisticated econometric and statistical models to legal, regulatory, and policy issues. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Senior Associate
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Dr. Powers has expertise in industrial organization and energy economics. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Verlinda web
Senior Associate
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Dr. Verlinda specializes in industrial organization, antitrust, econometrics, and statistics. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Article
Market Manipulation in Energy-Related Markets
August 2017
Published in the American Bar Association's (ABA) Transportation and Energy Industries Digest
Article
July 17, 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
May 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
Insistence - Redefining How We Think of Antitrust
November 2015
Published in Perspectives in Antitrust, a publication of the Antitrust Law Section of the American Bar Association
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 and Martin Byford
Published in the International Journal of Industrial Organization
Report
Competitive Assessment of the Spanish Food Supply Chain
April 6, 2012
José Antonio García and Juan Delgado
Prepared for PROMARCA