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.
Brattle’s Antitrust/Competition practice includes 70 economic experts across its offices in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. The practice’s internal experts also collaborate with a broad network of experts, including Nobel Laureates Joseph Stiglitz and Daniel McFadden, professors at leading universities, former chief economists at the Canadian Competition Bureau and the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition, and former staff economists at the Federal Trade Commission and the US Department of Justice.
“GCR’s recognition of Brattle as one of the leading global competition economics consultancies reflects our deep understanding of the complex business and regulatory landscape that our clients are navigating,” said Brattle Principal and Antitrust/Competition Practice Leader Dr. Renée Duplantis. “Despite the difficult circumstances stemming from the global pandemic this year, our Antitrust/Competition group welcomed four leading competition economists across three of our global offices, who add depth to our existing capabilities.”
- Dr. Rosa M. Abrantes-Metz | Principal | New York
- Laurent Eymard | Principal | Brussels
- Dr. Loren K. Smith | Principal | Washington, DC
- Dr. Minjae Song | Principal | Washington, DC
In the 2020 research period, Brattle experts worked on 31 litigation matters and 24 mergers that proceeded to a second request or Phase II investigation. Brattle’s expertise spans numerous industries, including high tech, telecom, transportation, healthcare, insurance, financial services, automotive, and energy.
Among other notable matters over the past year, Brattle actively participated in cases involving Dish Network in the New York State Attorneys’ General lawsuit challenging the Sprint/T-Mobile merger, the merger proceeding of UNIQA and AXA, and Nexstar’s acquisition of Tribune. In addition, Brattle economists worked on the Blue Cross Blue Shield antitrust litigation for the subscriber plaintiffs, who recently achieved preliminary approval of a $2.7 billion settlement along with other structural remedies.
GCR’s Economics 21 list ranks firms using criteria including practice size, number of nominations to Who’s Who Legal: Competition, reputation, and work over the past year.