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January 24, 2020
GCR Recognizes The Brattle Group as One of the World's Top Firms for Competition Economics

For the 13th 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 and competition practice includes 65 economic experts across its offices in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. The practice’s internal experts also collaborate with a broad network of outside experts, including Nobel Laureates Joseph Stiglitz and Daniel McFadden, as well as academics from prominent institutions such as Columbia University, Stanford University, Harvard Law School, the London School of Economics, UC Berkeley, Georgetown University, New York University, Boston University, and Northeastern University.

In 2019, Brattle experts worked on 25 antitrust litigation matters, 14 mergers that proceeded on to a second request or Phase II investigation, and nine government investigations. The team worked on matters involving the US Department of Justice, US Federal Communications Commission, European Commission, and Canada’s Competition Bureau related to a number of industries including consumer products, airlines/transportation, telecom/media, and energy.

“Our recognition as one of the leading global competition economics consultancies by GCR reflects the important work we undertake on behalf of clients around the world,” remarked Brattle President Alexis Maniatis. “We are focused on working with clients as they navigate the complex antitrust issues raised by today’s ever-changing business environment.”

Among other notable matters over the past year, Brattle economists provided testimony in review of the Sprint/T-Mobile merger, including analysis of the merger’s competitive effects and potential efficiencies; and continues to work on Blue Cross Blue Shield antitrust litigation, assessing the effects of market allocation and ownership restrictions for a particular line of insurance in the US. Brattle’s competition experts are also working on multiple matters involving no-poach agreements; alleged collusion in the transportation sector and various other industries; market power in software and platform industries; and market manipulation cases before the UK High Court, the Competition Appeal Tribunal, and US Federal District Courts.

GCR’s Economics 21 list ranks firms using several criteria, including practice size, number of nominations to Who’s Who Legal: Competition, reputation, and work over the past year.