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Mr. Fanaras has more than two decades of experience analyzing antitrust and competition issues and evaluating economic damages, specializing in matters involving healthcare and technology industries. He has provided economic analyses for matters before courts, in arbitration, and in regulatory proceedings.

Mr. Fanaras has extensive antitrust experience analyzing the competitive effects of mergers, as well as assessing liability and damages related to allegations of antitrust misconduct. He has worked for both private firms and government agencies during merger review proceedings and antitrust investigations, including those before the US Department of Justice, the US Federal Trade Commission, and the European Commission’s DG Competition.

In the healthcare space, Mr. Fanaras has served as an expert in evaluating health insurance rates; analyzing hospital mergers, the effects of restrictive practices, and economic issues in medical billing and coverage disputes; and utilizing granular healthcare data in economic analysis.

Mr. Fanaras also specializes in high tech industries, including wireless telecommunications, media content, mobile apps, internet advertising, and digital platforms. In these fields, he has analyzed potential mergers, allegations of restrictive practices, price fixing, exclusive dealing, and intellectual property disputes. Moreover, he was a consulting expert for American Express during the US government’s anti-steering rules case.

In these matters and others, Mr. Fanaras employs his unique skillset in developing and managing empirical analyses based on big data (i.e., large, often multi-terabyte, and complex data systems and productions). He also advises clients on the discovery of structured data during litigation and merger review. Mr. Fanaras has worked on multiple matters analyzing air transportation, financial services, traded commodities, and several industries involving manufacturing and retail distribution.

Publications
Article
The Economics of Professional Sports League Broadcasts
December 2019
Published in the American Bar Association's Antitrust Law Section Antitrust magazine
Article
Antitrust, Privacy, and Digital Platforms' Use of Big Data: A Brief Overview
November 2018
Eliana Garcés and Daniel Fanaras
Published in Competition, The Journal of the Antitrust, Unfair Competition, and Privacy Law Section of the California Lawyers Association
News & Events
February 18, 2020
Sports Antitrust Article Nominated for the 2020 Concurrences Antitrust Writing Awards

A Brattle-authored article, “The Economics of Professional Sports League Broadcasts,” has been nominated for the 2020 Antitrust Writing Awards in the Academic Articles category.

December 16, 2019
Brattle Authored Article Addresses the Economic Issues Associated with Professional Sports League Broadcasting

In a recent article for the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Law Section Antitrust magazine, Brattle Principals Michael Cragg and Daniel Fanaras and Senior Consultant Daniel Gaynor addresses the nuanced antitrust issues associated with professional sports league broadcasts.

January 02, 2019
Brattle Announces Promotion of Daniel Fanaras to Principal

The Brattle Group is pleased to announce the promotion of Daniel Fanaras to principal.

November 01, 2018
Brattle Economists: Competitive Assessment of Data Collection Should Not Rely on Generalizations and Must be Assessed Case-by-Case; Antitrust Enforcement is an Inadequate Tool for Addressing Privacy Concerns

An article by Eliana Garcés and Daniel Fanaras examines the rising scrutiny being placed on the accumulation and use of data by digital platforms. The authors discuss the role of data in creating value for businesses and consumers, the regulatory considerations being voiced within antitrust and privacy settings, and the need for a case-by-case assessment of these considerations rather than generalized conclusions.