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Rosa M. Abrantes-Metz

Principal
New York
Practice Co-Leader: Global Antitrust & Competition

Direct: +1.646.276.8698

Dr. Abrantes-Metz co-chairs Brattle’s global Antitrust & Competition practice, and previously co-chaired the Technology practice. She has over two decades of economics experience and is skilled in providing antitrust and market analyses, and pioneered the development and application of empirical screens to detect potential collusion, manipulation, and fraud.

Dr. Abrantes-Metz has used empirical screens to uncover the rigging of LIBOR and other financial benchmarks. She has advised multiple agencies in five continents on their adoption of these screens, which are now commonly used worldwide.

Additionally, Dr. Abrantes-Metz is experienced in multisided platform matters, event studies, and valuation. She has testified on these topics on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants, from governmental agencies (including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Department of Justice) to private institutions. Her testimony has also included price artificiality and damages, causation, class certification, bid-rigging, price-fixing and market allocation, market manipulation, fraud, valuation, market definition, mergers and acquisitions, monopolization, and benchmarks reform.

Dr. Abrantes-Metz’s work spans a wide range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, oil and natural gas, transportation, catering, technology and innovation, payments systems and electronic transactions, foreclosures and evictions, trading and pricing algorithms, high-frequency trading and spoofing, precious metals and other commodities, and financial instruments spanning multiple markets.

A well-published author, Dr. Abrantes-Metz has written extensively for academic journals, industry publications, and mainstream media publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, and Bloomberg. She is regularly interviewed by these outlets and more than a dozen others, including The Economist, Investor’s Business Daily, Reuters, Sky News, and BNN Bloomberg.

Dr. Abrantes-Metz has been included in Who’s Who Legal’s list of Competition Economists since 2009. In 2019, she was recognized among four competition economists on W@’s “40 in their 40’s” Notable Women Competition Professionals in the Americas, for which thirty-six distinguished lawyers and four distinguished economists were selected among North, Central, and South American professional women.

In addition to her consulting work, Dr. Abrantes-Metz is a senior competition policy advisor for the World Bank. She is a former Adjunct Associate Professor at the NYU Stern School of Business, and a former Lecturer at The University of Chicago and Portuguese Catholic University. Prior to joining Brattle, Dr. Abrantes-Metz was a Managing Director at an international economics consulting firm, and a staff economist at the Federal Trade Commission.

Publications
Article
A Note on Screens' Worldwide Adoption and Successes
December 2020
Published by OECD (found on page 10 of the newsletter)
Article
Pricing Algorithms and Collusion: Is There Clarity on What Corporations May be on the Hook For?
November 2020
Published in Competition Policy International (CPI) Antitrust Chronicle
News & Events
July 27, 2021
Brattle Principal Dr. Rosa Abrantes-Metz Discusses Pricing Systems for Gold on BBC's "The Compass" Podcast

Brattle Principal Dr. Rosa Abrantes-Metz was a guest on a recent episode of BBC’s “The Compass” podcast. She was featured in “Gold: What Does the Future Hold?” the last of three episodes of the podcast’s “The Golden Age of Gold” miniseries exploring the past, present, and future of gold – and society’s obsession with it.

July 20, 2021
What Does Big Data Mean for Antitrust Law? Dr. Rosa Abrantes-Metz to Discuss at University of Iowa Panel

Brattle Principal and Global Antitrust & Competition Practice Co-Leader Dr. Rosa Abrantes-Metz will join a University of Iowa Innovation, Business & Law (IBL) Center panel discussion, “Big Data and Antitrust,” on Tuesday, July 20 at 9:00 a.m. (PT) | 11:00 a.m. (CT) | 12:00 p.m. (ET).

June 25, 2021
The Future of Competition Policy in China: Brattle Experts to Discuss during Fordham Competition Law Institute Webinar

Brattle Principals Dr. Rosa Abrantes-Metz, Dr. Peter Davis, and Dr. Vanessa Yanhua Zhang will join “The Future of Competition Policy in China” webinar, which is part of the Fordham Competition Law Institute’s Virtual Conference Series and is hosted by JURIS Conferences, on Friday, June 25 from 7:00–9:00 a.m. (Eastern) | 7:00–9:00 p.m. (Beijing).

June 24, 2021
Empirical Screens for Supplier Collusion and Cartel Detection: Dr. Rosa Abrantes-Metz to Discuss at OECD Workshop

Principal and Co-Chair of the Global Antitrust & Competition Practice Dr. Rosa Abrantes-Metz will join an Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) workshop on screening for bidder collusion on Thursday, June 24.

May 12, 2021
Five Brattle-Authored Articles Nominated for the 2021 Antitrust Writing Awards

Five Brattle-authored articles have been nominated for the 2021 Antitrust Writing Awards, which are presented annually by Concurrences and the George Washington University Competition Law Center to honor the best in antitrust commentary. Brattle authors are up for “Best Articles – Business” awards in the General Antitrust and Economics subcategories.

April 29, 2021
Dr. Rosa Abrantes-Metz to Discuss Strategies for Success as a Woman in Economics at an ABA Antitrust Section Webinar

Brattle Principal Dr. Rosa Abrantes-Metz will join a panel of economists and attorneys at an American Bar Association (ABA) Antitrust Section webinar, “Working with Economic Experts from Selection Through Advocacy: Women’s Insights,” on Thursday, April 29 at 10:00 a.m. (PT) | 1:00 p.m. (ET).

April 20, 2021
Dr. Rosa Abrantes-Metz to Discuss Finance Sector Collaborations at the Concurrences Conference on Antitrust in the Financial Sector

Brattle Principal Dr. Rosa Abrantes-Metz will speak at the Concurrences 5th Annual Antitrust in the Financial Sector Conference, which is being held as a series of webinars from April 6–April 20.

March 05, 2021
Applying Econometrics and Big Data to Antitrust Enforcement: Dr. Rosa Abrantes-Metz to Discuss at ABA Webinar

Brattle Principal Dr. Rosa Abrantes-Metz will discuss econometrics and big data at an American Bar Association (ABA) Antitrust Law Section Economics Committee webinar, “Using Econometrics and Big Data to Guide Antitrust Enforcement and Compliance,” on Friday, March 5 at 8:00 a.m. (PT) | 11:00 a.m. (ET).

February 19, 2021
Dr. Rosa Abrantes-Metz Discusses Silver Price Suppression on Miles Franklin Podcast

Brattle Principal Dr. Rosa Abrantes-Metz returned as a guest on the Miles Franklin podcast, “Are Silver Prices Suppressed?”

February 16, 2021
Economic Issues Raised by Platforms: Dr. Rosa Abrantes-Metz to Discuss at CBA Webinar

Brattle Principal Dr. Rosa Abrantes-Metz will discuss economic issues involving platforms, privacy, and the digital economy during a Canadian Bar Association (CBA) Competition Law Section webinar on February 16 at 9:00 a.m. (PT) / 12:00 p.m. (ET).

January 29, 2021
Testimony of Brattle Expert Dr. Rosa M. Abrantes-Metz Cited Repeatedly in FERC Market Manipulation Matter

Brattle Principal Dr. Rosa M. Abrantes-Metz served as a testifying expert in economics on behalf of FERC, and her findings were cited repeatedly in the Commission’s latest administrative order, as well as in the 2015 order and the 2016 appeal decision.

January 21, 2021
Principal Dr. Rosa Abrantes-Metz Authors Article on the Successes and Global Adoption of Screens to Detect Potential Conspiracy and Market Abuse

Brattle Principal Dr. Rosa Abrantes-Metz has authored a short article for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) titled, “A Note on Screens’ Worldwide Adoption and Successes.” This article discusses the development of screens and their adoption around the world over the last two decades, with a particular emphasis on their use by Central and South American countries.

January 12, 2021
GCR Names The Brattle Group as One of the World's Top Firms for Competition Economics

For the 14th consecutive year, Global Competition Review (GCR) has recognized The Brattle Group in the “Economics 21” list of the world’s top firms for competition economics.

January 04, 2021
Dr. Rosa Abrantes-Metz Discusses Precious Metals Market Manipulation on Miles Franklin Podcast

Brattle Principal Dr. Rosa Abrantes-Metz was a guest on the Miles Franklin podcast, “Are Gold & Silver Manipulated?”

November 23, 2020
Dr. Rosa Abrantes-Metz Discusses the Use of Screens for Detecting Potential Collusion and Applications on the Defense Side on the ABA Antitrust Section's Our Curious Amalgam Podcast

Brattle Principal Dr. Rosa Abrantes-Metz was a guest on the American Bar Association (ABA) Antitrust Section Our Curious Amalgam podcast, “#88 What’s in a Screen? Using Data as Evidence of Collusion and Manipulation (or lack thereof).”

November 17, 2020
Brattle Experts Author Article on How Pricing Algorithms Affect Competition in CPI Antitrust Chronicle

Brattle Principal Rosa Abrantes-Metz and Senior Consultant Albert Metz have coauthored a Competition Policy International (CPI) Antitrust Chronicle article that explores whether pricing algorithms invite price coordination and possible collusion among industry competitors.

October 07, 2020
Brattle to Sponsor and Brattle Experts to Speak at Fordham Competition Law Institute Annual Conference

Brattle Director of Global Development James Keyte will moderate panels and Brattle will be a sponsor at the Fordham Competition Law Institute (FCLI) 47th Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law and Policy, which will take place virtually October 7–9.

October 01, 2020
The Brattle Group Welcomes Four Competition and Finance Experts

The Brattle Group announces today that it has welcomed four lateral hires in three Brattle offices across North America.