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Marius Schwartz

Academic Advisor
Georgetown University
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Dr. Schwartz is a Professor of Economics at Georgetown University specializing in the application of microeconomics to competition and regulation.

He served as the Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 2011-2012, working on reform of universal service, the Level 3/Global Crossing merger, and the complex commercial agreements in the Verizon Wireless/SpectrumCo transaction.

Prior to the FCC, Dr. Schwartz served at the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice as the Economics Director of Enforcement (1998-2000) and for six months as the Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economics. Previously (1995-1996), Dr. Schwartz served on the President's Council of Economic Advisors as the Senior Economist responsible for industrial organization matters, including the Telecommunications Act of 1996, competition in international telecommunications services, and electric industry restructuring.

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Mergers Expert Experience

Dr. Schwartz has frequently served as an expert economist on mergers, horizontal restraints, exclusionary conduct, and regulatory interventions. He was retained by the Department of Justice in several high-profile mergers, including General Electric/Honeywell and News Corp/DirecTV. For private parties he has worked on such matters as net neutrality, the proposed search advertising alliance between Yahoo! and Google, the AirTran/Delta first-bag-fee litigation, and the mergers involving AT&T/DirecTV and AT&T/TimeWarner.

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