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Dr. Cameron is an economist with 25 years of experience consulting to attorneys and companies involved in commercial litigation, regulatory proceedings, and other complex matters. Her broad industry expertise includes pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical devices, motor vehicles, consumer products, software, e-commerce, cryptocurrencies, telecom, and energy. 

Dr. Cameron has worked on a wide array of intellectual property, false advertising, competition, and transfer pricing matters. She has analyzed damages, liability, and requests for injunctive relief. In patent disputes, Dr. Cameron has testified on both commercial success and damages. She has also testified in matters involving competition and investment incentives before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and state public utility commissions.

Prior to becoming a consultant, Dr. Cameron was a professor of economics at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business, where she taught courses in microeconomic theory, regulation, and antitrust policy.

Representative Engagements
Ignition switch consumer class action

Working on behalf of General Motors (GM), a Brattle team rebutted the plaintiffs’ claims that GM’s alleged failure to provide earlier notice of recalls related to ignitions, side airbags, and power steering systems caused consumers to overpay for new GM cars incorporating these components. Our analysis showed that the plaintiffs’ experts had failed to calculate the amount of this overpayment, which would have required them to estimate the market price for the vehicles with and without earlier disclosure. Instead of estimating these market prices, which are determined by the intersection of supply and demand, the plaintiffs’ experts provided a survey-based analysis that could – at best – capture the demand side of the market. Consistent with our findings, the court concluded that the plaintiffs’ analysis of conjoint survey data did not meet the requirements of the plaintiffs’ “benefit of the bargain” damages theory. The final settlement was less than 1% of the plaintiffs’ original $17 billion damages claim.

Consumer class action involving ATVs

Brattle assisted Polaris, a US manufacturer of motorcycles, snowmobiles, and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), in obtaining a victory at the class certification stage of a closely watched product liability case. The plaintiffs alleged that Polaris had failed to disclose information on alleged exhaust heat issues in thousands of its ATVs, causing consumers to overpay for these ATV models. The plaintiffs’ experts claimed to have taken into account both supply and demand when establishing the amount of the alleged overpayment. However, Brattle expert testimony explained that both the survey-based analysis of demand and the equilibrium model used to determine the amount of the alleged overcharge were unreliable. The judge denied certification of the class, ruling that the plaintiffs’ expert-driven overcharge theory was insufficient to meet class certification requirements.

Biosimilar producer patent infringement suit

On behalf of a leading biosimilar producer, Brattle worked on a patent infringement suit initiated by the producer of the reference biologic. Brattle’s team prepared an expert report that assessed the plaintiff’s damages arising from the alleged infringement of six patents and rebutted damages analyses proffered by the plaintiff’s economic experts. For each of the six patents, our damages analyses quantified the biosimilar producer’s incremental benefits from licensing the patent and the plaintiffs’ opportunity costs from granting the license. We also analyzed comparable agreements and apportionment criteria. The parties settled shortly after Brattle submitted its report.

Wrongful patent licenses termination suit

Brattle worked on behalf of the University of Sydney, which had been accused of wrongfully terminating patent licenses granted to ObjectiVision, an Australian start-up producer of medical devices used to screen for glaucoma and other eye diseases. A Brattle team prepared a report rebutting damages claims presented by two experts working on behalf of ObjectiVision, as well as joint reports with each expert. The report was used in successfully excluding the opposing experts’ testimony.

Damages assessment in software patent infringement case

For a major software company, assessed damages associated with the company’s alleged infringement of a business methods patent that supported one of the software’s features. Empirically demonstrated that usage of the patented feature had been minimal and was not integral to the commercial success of the software package as a whole.

Testimony

The University of Sydney et al v. ObjectiVision Pty Ltd. (No. NSD 385 of 2014). Report on Damages.

February 2018

Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation et al v. Chervon North America, Inc. (Case No. 2-14-cv-01289-JPS). Report on Commercial Success.

July 2017

Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Inc. and Investors Bio-Tech, L.P. v. Perrigo Company and L. Perrigo Company (Civ. No. 13-cv-1164). Reports on Damages and Commercial Success April 2016, Deposition May 2016, Jury Trial December 2016.

December 2016
Before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Regulatory Commission of Alaska, BP Pipelines (Alaska) Inc., FERC Docket No. IS09-348, RCA Docket P-08-9
October 2010
Before the Regulatory Commission of Alaska, In the Matter of the Application of Amerada Hess Pipeline Corporation and Phillips Transportation Alaska, Inc., for the Transfer of a 1.5% Interest in the Trans Alaska Pipeline System Docket No. P-02-10
November 2002
Before the Regulatory Commission of Alaska, In the Matter of the Application of BP Pipelines (Alaska), Inc. and Phillips Transportation Alaska, Inc. for the Transfer of a 3.0845% Interest in the Trans Alaska Pipeline System Docket No. P-01-08
May 2001 and July 2001
Publications
Article
A Primer on Health Care Administrative Claims Data and Its Use in Litigation
October 2020
Lisa J. Cameron and Sohini Mahapatra
Published by the American Health Law Association (AHLA)
Article
Calculating Reasonable Royalty Damages Using Conjoint Analysis
August 2017
Greg Allenby, Lisa J. Cameron, Jeremy A. Verlinda, Yikang Li, and Peter Rossi
Published in the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Quarterly Journal

The article reviews the economic framework behind the calculation of reasonable royalty damages and explain how to implement two key methods of computing these damages—referred to as the Market Share Method (“MSM”) and the Equilibrium Profit Method (“EPM”).

Article
Interview with Joshua Gans on Interoperability, Disruption, and Antitrust
April 2017
Published in Perspectives in Antitrust
Article
Computing Damages in Product Mislabeling Cases: Plaintiffs' Mistaken Approach in Briseno v. ConAgra
February 27, 2017
Greg Allenby, Lisa J. Cameron, Yikang Li, and Peter Rossi
Published in Bloomberg Bureau of National Affairs (BNA)

An article about fundamental economic errors in approaches to damages in recent product mislabeling cases.

Publication
Article
An Empirical Approach To Reverse Payment Settlements
July 06, 2015
Published on Law360
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
The Role Of Conjoint Surveys In Reasonable Royalty Cases
October 16, 2013
Published in Law360
Presentation
Patent Damages: The Role of Conjoint Surveys
August 2013
Presented at the American Bar Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco
Article
The Impact of Digitization on Business Models in Copyright-Driven Industries: A Review of the Economic Issues
February 26, 2013
In The Impact of Copyright on Innovation in the Digital Age, edited by Stephen A. Merrill and William J. Raduchel, published by The National Academy of Sciences' Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy
Report
The Employment Impacts of Proposed Tariffs on Chinese Manufactured Photovoltaic Cells and Modules
January 30, 2012
Mark P. Berkman, Lisa J. Cameron, and Judy Chang
Prepared for the Coalition for Affordable Solar Energy
Report
Preliminary Injunctions in Pharmaceutical Litigation: The Economics of Irreparable Harm
February 2011
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Article
Regulation and the structure of the telecommunications industry
2006
Gregory M. Duncan and Lisa J. Cameron
In International Handbook on Economic Regulation, edited by Michael Crew and David Parker, and published by Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc.
Article
Transmission Investment: Obstacles to a Market Approach
March 2001
Published in The Electricity Journal
Article
Limiting Buyer Discretion: Effects on Price and Performance in Long-Term Contracts
March 2000
Published in The American Economic Review
Article
The Role of the ISO in U.S. Electricity Markets: A Comparison of California and PJM
April 1999
Lisa J. Cameron and Peter Cramton
Published in The Electricity Journal
Article
Using Auctions to Divest Generation Assets
December 1997
Lisa J. Cameron, Peter Cramton, and Robert Wilson
Published in The Electricity Journal
News & Events
January 28, 2021
Lisa Cameron to Explain the Economics of Damages for Litigation Involving Pandemic-Related Products in American Bar Association Program

Brattle Principal Lisa Cameron will explain the economics of damages in litigations involving pandemic-related products in a CLE panel for the ABA’s Environmental & Energy, Mass Torts, and Products Liability Litigation Committee.

December 10, 2020
Brattle Experts Author a Primer on Health Care Administrative Claims Data and Its Importance in the Legal Arena

Drs. Lisa Cameron and Sohini Mahapatra have authored a primer on the different types of healthcare administrative claims datasets and how they are used in litigation, investigations, and mergers for the American Health Law Association (AHLA).

October 22, 2020
Lisa Cameron to Present During ABA Consumer Class Actions Panel

Brattle Principal Lisa Cameron will present during an American Bar Association (ABA) virtual regional CLE program on “Women in Products Liability,” which will take place on October 22 at 9:00 a.m. (PT) / 12:00 p.m. (ET).

July 30, 2020
Brattle Testimony Supports General Motors and Polaris in Obtaining Successful Consumer Class Action Case Outcomes

Nobel Prize-winning economist, Brattle Principal, and University of Southern California Professor Daniel McFadden provided multiple expert reports and testimony in two recent consumer class action suits involving motor vehicle manufacturers.

June 30, 2020
Loren Smith and James Keyte to Speak at Antitrust in Life Sciences Conference

Brattle Principal Loren Smith and Director of Global Development James Keyte will speak at the first webinar in a series for the Concurrences and Fordham University School of Law Antitrust in Life Sciences Conference, to be held June 30 at 9:00 a.m. (PT)/12:00 p.m. (ET)/6:00 p.m. (CEST).

May 19, 2020
Brattle Experts to Discuss Economic Analysis in Antitrust, Consumer, and Securities Class Actions During CBA Webinar

Brattle Principals Armando Levy, Lisa Cameron, and Matt Aharonian will join a Chicago Bar Association (CBA) webinar to discuss “Economic Analysis in Antitrust, Consumer and Securities Class Actions,” which will take place on May 19 at 12:00 p.m. (PT)/2:00 p.m. (CT)/3:00 p.m. (ET).

March 28, 2019
Lisa Cameron to Speak at ABA Antitrust Section Spring Meeting on Pharmaceuticals and Intellectual Property

Brattle Principal Lisa Cameron will speak at the 67th American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting, taking place March 27-29, 2019 in Washington, DC.

May 29, 2018
Lisa Cameron to Participate in Knowledge Group Webinar on Reasonable Royalty Damages

Brattle Principal Lisa Cameron will participate in The Knowledge Group’s Webinar, “Reasonable Royalty Damages, Apportionment and Expert Opinions in Light of Exmark Case,” taking place May 28, 2018 from 3:00-4:30 pm (ET).

August 03, 2017
Brattle Economists and Academic Advisors Publish Article in AIPLA Quarterly on Using Conjoint Analysis to Calculate Reasonable Royalty Damages

Brattle economists Lisa Cameron and Jeremy Verlinda and Academic Advisors Greg Allenby and Peter Rossi have recently contributed the article “Calculating Reasonable Royalty Damages Using Conjoint Analysis” to the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal.

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 28, 2017
Brattle Economists and Academic Advisors Author Article for BNA on Damages in Product Mislabeling Cases

Brattle Principal Lisa Cameron, Academic Advisors Professor Greg Allenby and Professor Peter E. Rossi, and Brattle Senior Research Analyst Yikang Li recently co-authored an article for BNA about fundamental economic errors in approaches to damages in recent product mislabeling cases.

February 27, 2017
Computing Damages in Product Mislabeling Cases: Plaintiffs' Mistaken Approach in Briseno v. ConAgra

Brattle Principal Lisa Cameron, Academic Advisors Professor Greg Allenby and Professor Peter E. Rossi, and Brattle Senior Research Analyst Yikang Li recently co-authored an article for BNA about fundamental economic errors in approaches to damages in recent product mislabeling cases.

March 29, 2016
Lisa Cameron to Participate in Robins Kaplan Seminar on Legal and Economic Developments in the Biotech Industry

Brattle Principal Lisa Cameron will present at the upcoming Robins Kaplan LLP seminar, “Recent Legal & Economic Developments that Affect Your Biotech Business,” taking place March 29, 2016 in Boston, MA.

February 25, 2016
Brattle Economists Contribute to Amicus Brief in Effexor Pay-for-Delay Litigation

Brattle Principals Steven Herscovici and Lisa Cameron and Academic Advisor Professor Joshua Gans recently assisted in preparing an amicus brief in support of defendants-appellees Wyeth LLC and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd in In re: Effexor XR Antitrust.

February 18, 2016
Lisa Cameron to Discuss “Footprint” Approach in Reasonable Royalty Damages at CLE Webinar

Brattle Principal Lisa Cameron will participate in an upcoming CLE webinar hosted by The Knowledge Group, “The Rise of the ‘Footprint’ Approach in Reasonable Royalty Damages: What’s New in 2016,” taking place on February 18, 2016 from 3:00-5:00pm EST.

August 31, 2015
Brattle Economists Sign Amicus Brief in Support of Defendants in Loestrin 24 FE Antitrust Case

Brattle Principals Lisa Cameron and Steven Herscovici recently assisted in preparing an amicus brief in support of defendants-appellants Warner Chilcott Company, LLC in In Re: Loestrin 24 FE Antitrust Litigation, an antitrust case that is currently before the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

July 07, 2015
Lisa Cameron and Joshua Gans Author Law360 Article on a New Model for Evaluating Reverse Payment Settlements

Brattle principal Dr. Lisa Cameron and academic advisor Professor Joshua Gans have co-authored an article for Law360 on how to quantify a branded pharmaceutical company’s beliefs about patent strength and expected patent life in reverse payment settlement cases.

May 29, 2015
Brattle Client Warner Chilcott Granted Summary Judgment in Pharmaceutical Antitrust Case

In a closely-watched pharmaceutical antitrust case, Brattle client Warner Chilcott prevailed in a motion for summary judgment against Mylan Pharmaceuticals. Mylan, which produced a generic version of Warner Chilcott’s branded acne medication Doryx, alleged that Warner Chilcott had acted anticompetitively by product hopping. A Brattle team led by principals Steve Herscovici and Lisa Cameron worked closely with attorneys from White & Case in providing analytical support for four different experts.

January 16, 2015
Brattle Economists Sign Amicus Brief in Support of Defendants Actavis PLC in Pharmaceuticals Antitrust Case

Brattle economists Lisa Cameron and Steven Herscovici recently assisted in preparing an amici curiae brief in support of the defendants-appellants Actavis PLC and its subsidiary, Forest Laboratories LLC, in an antitrust case in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

October 15, 2014
Andrew Abere and Lisa Cameron to Present to NYSBA Antitrust Section Executive Committee and the NYC Bar Association’s Antitrust and Trade Regulation Committee

Andrew Abere and Lisa Cameron have been selected to present at an upcoming meeting of the New York State Bar Association’s Antitrust Section Executive Committee and the New York City Bar Association’s Antitrust and Trade Regulation Committee. The event will take place on October 15, 2014 at Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York, NY.

September 18, 2014
Lisa Cameron to Present at Law Seminars International Conference on Calculating & Proving Patent Damages

Brattle principal Lisa Cameron has been selected to present at the Law Seminars International (LSI) conference on Calculating & Proving Patent Damages: Strategic Issues for Proving and Refuting Damages Claims.