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Antitrust & Competition

The intent of antitrust policy is to safeguard competition and innovation for the benefit of consumers. Though the underlying principles are straightforward, the economic issues and analyses in these cases can be quite complex. With expertise across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, The Brattle Group’s global antitrust and competition team offers a unique approach to tackling the challenges posed by these cases around the world.

Our approach has three elements:

  1. Our testifying experts – whether in-house or academic affiliates – are closely engaged throughout the project, both to drive the economic analysis and to ensure on-time and complete work product
  2. Teams are leanly staffed, while still maximizing project knowledge and depth
  3. Clients have direct access to the entire project team without unnecessary layers of management impeding communication

We have advised clients in hundreds of transactions, and we have provided testimony and litigation support in antitrust and competition cases on behalf of leading law firms and government agencies around the world.

News

Brattle’s client Superior Plus recently received clearance from Canada’s Competition Bureau to acquire Gibson Energy’s propane distribution business, Canwest, making the post-merger business the largest propane distributor in Canada.

CASE HIGHLIGHT

Brattle was retained by counsel for the Plaintiffs to provide expert testimony on liability, damages, and profitability.

News

The Brattle Group has welcomed economist Veronica Irastorza as a new Principal in its global Antitrust & Competition practice, based in San Francisco. 

Engagements
REPRESENTATIVE ENGAGEMENTS

Below is a list of representative engagements for our Antitrust & Competition practice.

Vertical restraints analysis in the credit card industry
Brattle has been involved in numerous high-profile antitrust matters in the payment card industry, involving interchange fees, nondiscrimination rules, foreign transaction fees, dynamic currency conversion, and other practices. We have analyzed efficiency benefits and competitive effects resulting from these practices, developed models to identify the underlying conditions required for either anticompetitive or procompetitive behavior, assessed market performance (including firm profitability), provided statistical analyses relevant to defining relevant product markets, and evaluated alleged damages. Brattle economists recently supported American Express in its successful defense against antitrust claims made by the U.S. Department of Justice and others involving its merchant agreements.
US Airways v. Sabre

Economists at The Brattle Group assisted US Airways in its monopolization case against Sabre. The lawsuit pertained to alleged anticompetitive provisions in a contract between the two parties over the distribution of airline tickets. Brattle experts and Nobel Laureates Professors Joseph Stiglitz and Dan McFadden, provided expert witness testimony on liability and damages issues. Our work included an analysis of Sabre’s market power in the distribution of airline tickets and how the challenged contract provisions harmed both the airline and consumers. Most notably, we provided insight into the role of “two sidedness” in thinking about this market. In addition, our team analyzed millions of bookings on US Airways flights to assess the overcharges resulting from the challenged restrictions, based on the analysis of “but-for” prices. The 8-week trial in federal court ended in December 2016, and the jury ruled in favor of US Airways. In September 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit remanded the case for retrial.

Medical insurance

Brattle economists, including Professor Daniel McFadden, have been retained by plaintiffs to assess the effects of market allocation and ownership restrictions for a particular line of insurance in the United States. A consortium of insurers covers a significant fraction of U.S. consumers who receive private insurance in the United States. The member insurers, through their association, license their trademark by requiring members to sell insurance only in their exclusive service areas (ESAs). In this case, currently before the Federal Court, plaintiffs allege that because this arrangement prevents entry by one member of the consortium into the territory of another, it has stifled competition and as a result increased premiums paid by consumers.

Laumann v. NHL and Lerner v. MLB
On behalf of the National Hockey League (NHL), Brattle Principal and Nobel Laureate Daniel McFadden provided testimony at a Daubert and class-certification hearing concerning the structural econometric model proffered by the Plaintiffs’ expert to estimate damages arising from restraints imposed on the broadcast rights to the league games. The Court granted the defense’s Daubert motion in part, in a decision that frequently refers to the testimony of Professor McFadden.
EC investigation of alleged collusion in FOREX markets

Brattle assisted a global investment bank in connection with an EC investigation of alleged collusion to manipulate foreign exchange benchmarks during 2008-2012. We provided guidance on the appropriate basis for calculation of fines.

PotashCorp/Agrium

Brattle assisted counsel for Agrium in the competitive effects and efficiencies analysis in connection with the $36 billion merger of equals between fertilizer producers Potash Corporation and Agrium Inc. The merger obtained regulatory clearance across multiple jurisdictions globally, with minimal divestiture requirements, forming the world’s largest crop nutrient company.

Experts
Brattle Experts & Consultants
Academic Advisors & Other Outside Experts
John R. Bowblis
Academic Advisor
Miami University (Ohio)
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Andrea P. Butelmann
Academic Advisor
Universidad Alberto Hurtado (Chile)
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Aaron S. Edlin
Academic Advisor
University of California, Berkeley
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Joshua Gans
Academic Advisor
Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto
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Jiong John Gong
Academic Advisor
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David R. Kamerschen
Academic Advisor
University of Georgia
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Zonglai Kou
Academic Advisor
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John E. Kwoka, Jr.
Academic Advisor
Northeastern University
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Albert Madansky
Academic Advisor
The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business
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Richard B. Mancke
Academic Advisor
Leipzig Graduate School of Management
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Antonio Nicita
Academic Advisor
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John P. Rust
Academic Advisor
Georgetown University
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Bruce A. Seaman
Academic Advisor
Georgia State University
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Ramiro Tovar Landa
Academic Advisor
Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México
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Abraham L. Wickelgren
Academic Advisor
University of Texas Law School
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Basil Yamey
Academic Advisor
London School of Economics
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Hongjun Zhong
Academic Advisor
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Publications
Newsletter
China Competition Policy & IP Monthly Update: June 2021
June 2021
Article
The Competitive Implications of Private Label Mergers
June 2021
Published in Antitrust Law Journal
Article
Newsletter
China Competition Policy & IP Monthly Update: May 2021
May 2021
Article
Newsletter
China Competition Policy & IP Monthly Update: April 2021
April 2021
Article
Antitrust and Unfair Competition Conduct in the Network Game Industry of China
March 2021
Published in Competition Policy International (CPI) Antitrust Chronicle
Article
Understanding The Econometric Tools of Antitrust — With No Math!
Spring 2021
Published in American Bar Association's Antitrust Magazine
Article
Buckle Up: The Global Future of Antitrust Enforcement and Regulation
Spring 2021
James A. Keyte, Frédéric Jenny, and Eleanor Fox
Published in American Bar Association's Antitrust Magazine
Article
Clarifying Bundle Markets and Distinguishing Them from Cluster Markets
February 2021
Published in the American Bar Association's (ABA's) Antitrust Source
Article
State Aid: State Aid and COVID-19 – Economist Perspective
January 2021
Published in Global Competition Review
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
Article
Convergence and Divergence in Assessing the Broadcasting Practices of Professional Sports Leagues
May 2020
Published in International Bar Association's Business Law International (BLI) newsletter
Article
An Economic Treatment of Pass Through in Indirect Purchaser Antitrust Litigation
May 2020
Published in the California Lawyers Association (CLA) Competition Spring Journal
Article
CPI Speaks with James Keyte
April 2020
First Published in Competition Policy International Antitrust Chronicle
Article
The Use of Econometrics in Merger Reviews
April 2020
Published in the American Bar Association Economics Committee Spring Newsletter
Article
The Draft Vertical Merger Guidelines: A Modern Approach, But Gaps and Questions Remain
April 2020
Published in the American Bar Association's Antitrust Magazine
Article
The Economics of Professional Sports League Broadcasts
December 2019
Published in the American Bar Association's Antitrust Law Section Antitrust magazine
Article
Price-Bots, Are R2-D2 and C-3PO Tacitly Colluding?
November 2018
Published in The ABA Antitrust Section Civil Practice & Procedures Committee's Young Lawyers Advisory Panel: Perspectives in Antitrust
Article
Antitrust, Privacy, and Digital Platforms' Use of Big Data: A Brief Overview
November 2018
Eliana Garcés and Daniel Fanaras
Published in Competition, The Journal of the Antitrust, Unfair Competition, and Privacy Law Section of the California Lawyers Association
Article
Recent Developments in the Assessment of Telecom Mergers in the European Union
October 08, 2018
Published in The Competition Law Journal, Issue 1

Brattle Principals Pinar Bagci and Pedro L. Marín and Brattle Senior Associate Lecrezio Figurelli have authored an article exploring the debate that has arisen due to the recent surge in mobile network operator (MNO) mergers in Europe and concerning the European Commission’s shift in policy and approach to evaluating telecom mergers.

Article
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and Antitrust Damages
May 2018
Andrew Abere and Michelle Cleary
Published in Perspectives in Antitrust, Volume 6, Number 3.

An article written by Brattle Senior Consultant Michelle Cleary and former Brattle Principal Andrew Abere was published in the May 2018 issue of Perspectives in Antitrust newsletter.

Article
What Is So Significant About Statistical Significance?
February 2018
Published in Antitrust Source

This article discusses the statistical significance of sophisticated economic analyses in expert testimony, which have become increasingly important in antitrust cases.

Article
Market Manipulation in Energy-Related Markets
August 2017
Published in the American Bar Association's (ABA) Transportation and Energy Industries Digest
Article
Proposal to Remedy Horizontal Shareholding is Flawed
July 18, 2017
Published in Law360

This article evaluates a proposed remedy that would allow investors to hold shares in one company in a concentrated industry, or limit their shareholdings to no more than one percent of the industry.

Article
The Importance of Quantifying Non-Price Effects in Canada
June 21, 2017
Published in Concurrences Law & Economics
This article discusses the current legal framework for competition and merger reviews in Canada and the growing interest in incorporating non-price effects into competition assessments.
Article
Interview with Joshua Gans on Interoperability, Disruption, and Antitrust
April 2017
Published in Perspectives in Antitrust
Report
Comments of Drs. Romkaew Broehm, Jeremy Verlinda, and James Reitzes to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Regarding Modifications to Commission Requirements for Review of Transaction Under Section 203 of the Federal Power Act and Market-Based Rate Applications under Section 205 of the Federal Power Act (Docket No. RM16-21-000)
November 28, 2016
Romkaew P. Broehm, Jeremy A. Verlinda, and James D. Reitzes
Prepared for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

The comments offer commentary on four proposed changes by the FERC regarding its horizontal market power review standards for M&A and market-based rate approvals.

Article
Damages in Competition/Antitrust Arbitrations
November 22, 2016
Published in Global Arbitration Review’s (GAR) Guide to Damages in International Arbitration
Article
Inactive Customers and Unilateral Market Power: The CMA’s Energy Market Investigation
July 2016
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Article
Die steigende Bedeutung des Pass-On bei Schadensersatzforderungen aus Kartellfällen
October 2015
Konstantin Ebinger and Roman Fischer
Published in Kölner Schrift zum Wirtschaftsrecht - Volume 6, Issue 4
Article
Just Passing Through? Cartel Damages Under The New EU Directive
April 24, 2015
Published in Corporate Disputes Magazine
Article
Fit to be Tied? Antitrust Implications of Collins Inkjet Co. v. Eastman Kodak Co.
April 20, 2015
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
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
Be an Expert in Working with Economic Experts
December 2014
Published in Perspectives in Antitrust, a publication of the Antitrust Law Section of the American Bar Association
Article
Cartel Damages Under the New EU Directive
October 23, 2014
Article
Unobserved Factors In Antitrust Class Certification
May 14, 2014
Published on Law360
Presentation
Market Manipulation and Antitrust: Complements or Substitutes?
February 25, 2014
Presented to the NYC Bar Association Antitrust & Trade Regulation Committee
Article
Collusion at the Extensive Margin
2014
Joshua Gans, Martin Byford, and Joshua Gans
Published in the International Journal of Industrial Organization
Report
Competitive Assessment of the Spanish Food Supply Chain
April 06, 2012
José Antonio García and Juan Delgado
Prepared for PROMARCA
News & Knowledge
August 02, 2021
The Brattle Group Welcomes Veronica Irastorza, Expert on Antitrust & Competition in the Energy Industry

The Brattle Group has welcomed economist Veronica Irastorza as a new Principal in its global Antitrust & Competition practice, based in San Francisco. 

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 26, 2021
Senior Consultant Dr. Paroma Sanyal to Discuss Inclusive Policy in Antitrust Law at CPI Event

Brattle Senior Consultant Dr. Paroma Sanyal will join the Competition Policy International (CPI) Live: Inclusive Competition session, “Mechanics & Instruments of Inclusive Policy,” on Monday, July 26, at 9 a.m. (PT) | 12 p.m. (ET).

July 23, 2021
Dr. Branko Jovanovic to Join ABA Section of Antitrust Law Panel to Discuss Building a More Inclusive Environment for LGBTQIA+ Practitioners

Brattle Principal Dr. Branko Jovanovic will join an American Bar Association (ABA) webinar sponsored by the Section of Antitrust Law and the Diversity.Advanced initiative, “Finding Success: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression in the Section,” on Friday, July 23 at 9:00 a.m. (PT) | 12:00 p.m. (ET).

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).

July 09, 2021
Concurrences Recognizes Two Brattle-Authored Articles as 2021 Antitrust Writing Awards Winners

Two Brattle-authored articles have won the General Antitrust and Economics categories in the 2021 Antitrust Writing Awards. The winners were announced at the virtual Antitrust Writing Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, June 30.

June 30, 2021
Brattle to Host Virtual Event on UK Class Actions

Brattle will host a virtual event, “UK Class Actions: Lessons Learned & What’s Next,” on Wednesday, June 30 from 9:30–11:00 a.m. (BST). 

June 25, 2021
Antitrust and Privacy Issues with Health and Big Data: Dr. Josephine Duh to Discuss at Antitrust in Life Sciences Conference

Brattle Senior Associate and Co-Leader of the Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice Dr. Josephine Duh will take part in the second annual Concurrences Antitrust in Life Sciences Conference, which will take place virtually June 22–25.

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.

June 21, 2021
Private Label Mergers: Brattle Principal Loren Smith Explores Competitive Implications in Antitrust Law Journal Article

Brattle Principal Loren Smith has coauthored an Antitrust Law Journal article titled “The Competitive Implications of Private Label Mergers,” exploring the relevant competitive effects and how they should be evaluated. 

June 10, 2021
Renée Duplantis to Discuss Competition Policies for "Big Digital" in Canada at Macdonald-Laurier Institute Webinar

Brattle Principal Renée Duplantis will join a Macdonald-Laurier Institute webinar, “Monopoly Games: Moving Past Populist Rhetoric on ‘Big Digital’ to a Competition Policy for Post-Pandemic Growth,” on June 10 at 8:00 a.m. (PT) | 11:00 a.m. (ET).

June 03, 2021
Dr. Minjae Song Examines Platform Market Power in Two-Sided Markets in AEJ Article

In an article appearing in the May 2021 issue of the American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, Brattle Principal Dr. Minjae Song examines platform market power in two-sided markets, using a structural model to estimate markup on both sides of a platform as well as predict price and welfare changes resulting from platform mergers.

June 03, 2021
Associate Ian Cass to Discuss the Role of Economists in Merger Reviews at the CBA Young Lawyers Symposium 2021

Brattle Associate Ian Cass will speak at the Canadian Bar Association (CBA)’s Young Lawyers Symposium 2021, which will take place on Thursday, June 3 from 1:00–3:30 p.m. (PT) | 4:00–6:30 p.m. (ET). The event is presented by the Young Lawyers Committee of the CBA’s Competition Law Section.

May 27, 2021
Dr. Josephine Duh to Moderate ABA Mock Economic Expert Deposition

Brattle Senior Associate Dr. Josephine Duh will co-moderate “Expert Depositions – Just the Facts Ma’am,” a mock economic expert deposition hosted by the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Law Section, on Thursday, May 27 at 10:00 a.m. (PT) | 1:00 p.m. (ET). 

May 20, 2021
Trends in Collective Damages Litigation: Konstantin Ebinger and Kai-Uwe Kühn to Speak at "GCR Connect: Germany" Event

Brattle Principal Konstantin Ebinger and Academic Advisor Kai-Uwe Kühn will join the Global Competition Review’s “GCR Connect: Germany” event on May 20.

May 18, 2021
How Might Jurors React to a Big Tech Monopolization Case? Kai-Uwe Kühn to Present at the ABA Antitrust Section's Big Tech Trial Juror Study

Brattle Academic Advisor Dr. Kai-Uwe Kühn will present at the American Bar Association (ABA) Antitrust Section’s “Big Tech Trial Juror Study” on Tuesday, May 18 at 9:00 a.m. (PT) | 12:00 p.m. (ET).

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.

May 06, 2021
Heightened Investigation of "No-Poach" Agreements: Dr. Michael Cragg to Discuss What Companies Need to Know About DOJ's Increased Enforcement in CLE Webcast

Brattle Principal Dr. Michael Cragg will participate in a Knowledge Group webcast, “DOJ’s Heightened Enforcement on ‘No-Poach’ Agreements: Hot Buttons to Consider,” which will take place Thursday, May 6 from 9:00–10:30 a.m. (PT) | 12:00–1:30 p.m. (ET). The recording will be available 24–48 hours after the webinar.

May 05, 2021
Dr. Pedro Gonzaga Discusses Vertical Restrictions in e-Commerce in the EU for Concurrences

Brattle Associate Dr. Pedro Gonzaga has coauthored a Concurrences Antitrust Case Laws e-Bulletin article on “Vertical Restrictions in the Online Commerce: An overview of EU and national case law.”

April 30, 2021
Dr. Steven Herscovici to Moderate Panel on Empirical Evidence on Collusion at the IIOC 2021

Brattle Principal Steven Herscovici will moderate a panel at the 2021 International Industrial Organization Conference (IIOC), which will take place virtually April 30–May 2.

April 29, 2021
Antitrust Investigations in Healthcare and Pharma: Dr. Loren Smith to Discuss Changes and Best Practices at ABA Roundtable

Brattle Principal Dr. Loren Smith will discuss 2021 antitrust enforcement priorities for the healthcare industry at an American Bar Association (ABA) roundtable sponsored by the ABA Litigation Section’s Health Law Litigation Committee and Antitrust Litigation Committee on Thursday, April 29 from 9:00–10:00 a.m. (PT) | 12:00–1:00 p.m. (ET).

April 26, 2021
Dr. Paroma Sanyal to Lead Panel Discussion on Data Privacy

Brattle Senior Consultant Dr. Paroma Sanyal will moderate an American Bar Association (ABA) webinar, “Privacy, Please?” on April 26 at 10:00 a.m. (PT) | 1:00 p.m. (ET). The panel is sponsored by the ABA Antitrust Section’s Consumer Protection Committee, Economics Committee, and Privacy and Information Committee.

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.

April 07, 2021
Dr. Peter Davis to Participate in CMA Roundtable on Vertical Block Exemption Regulation

Brattle Principal Peter Davis will participate in a UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) Economic Roundtable, “Review of the Retained Vertical Block Exemption Regulation,” on April 7 from 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (ET) | 1:30–5:00 p.m. (BST).

April 06, 2021
Prominent Economist Dr. Peter Davis Joins The Brattle Group's London Competition Practice

The Brattle Group has welcomed Dr. Peter Davis to its London office as a Principal. He brings deep expertise in competition and regulatory investigations, including experience in matters related to cartels, class actions, mergers and acquisitions, and market investigations.

April 05, 2021
Dr. Vanessa Yanhua Zhang Serves as Special Editor and Coauthors Article in March 2021 Issue of CPI Antitrust Chronicle

Brattle Principal Dr. Vanessa Yanhua Zhang was a special editor of the Competition Policy International (CPI) Antitrust Chronicle March 2021 issue. Dr. Zhang also coauthored an article on antitrust and unfair competition in China’s network game industry with Academic Advisor Prof. Jiong John Gong.

March 18, 2021
Court Ruling Leads to Favorable Settlement for Brattle Client in William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, LLC v. Writers Guild of America, West, Inc., et al.

Following a long-running series of disputes, Brattle’s analyses contributed to a highly successful outcome for the Writers Guild of America in the matter of William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, LLC v. Writers Guild of America, West, Inc., et al., as the court dismissed William Morris’ preliminary injunction motion and a favorable settlement was agreed upon.

March 12, 2021
China Competition Policy & IP Monthly Update: March 2021

Brattle Principal Vanessa Zhang and Consultant Rita Li, along with other Greater China practice members, have developed a China Competition Policy & IP Monthly Update for March 2021.

March 10, 2021
Defining and Distinguishing Bundle Markets from Cluster Markets: Loren Smith Discusses in Antitrust Source Article

Brattle Principal Loren Smith has coauthored an article published in the American Bar Association’s (ABA’s) Antitrust Source discussing recent guidance on defining and distinguishing bundle markets from cluster markets in merger and antitrust cases.

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).

March 02, 2021
Calculating and Incorporating Efficiencies in Merger Review: Andy Harington to Discuss at CBA Webinar

Brattle Principal Andy Harington will discuss calculating and incorporating efficiencies in merger review at a Canadian Bar Association (CBA) webinar on Tuesday, March 2 from 9:00–10:30 a.m. (PT) | 12:00–1:30 p.m. (ET).

March 01, 2021
The Brattle Group Welcomes Prominent Economist Vanessa Yanhua Zhang to Lead Greater China Practice

Dr. Vanessa Yanhua Zhang has joined The Brattle Group’s New York office as a Principal and the leader of a new Greater China practice. 

February 24, 2021
Hospital and Health System Mergers: Loren Smith to Discuss at AHLA Webinar

Brattle Principal Loren Smith will discuss hospital and health system mergers at an American Health Law Association (AHLA) Education Center webinar, “Antitrust Enforcement Update on Hospital and Health System Mergers,” on Wednesday, February 24 from 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (PT) | 2:00–3:30 p.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 18, 2021
Antitrust and Collegiate Athletics: James Keyte to Discuss at Symposium

Brattle Director of Global Development James Keyte will speak at the George Mason Law Review 24th Annual Antitrust Symposium, “Biden Antitrust & Beyond: Emerging Competition Issues for the 2020s,” taking place February 16–19.

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).

February 02, 2021
Laurent Eymard Discusses State Aid and the COVID-19 Pandemic in GCR Article

Brattle Principal Laurent Eymard has coauthored a Global Competition Review (GCR) article on state aid and the effect the pandemic has had on public policy and the economy in Europe.

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?”

December 10, 2020
James Keyte to Moderate a Panel on the Future of Antitrust with a Global Perspective

Brattle Director of Global Development James Keyte will moderate a panel discussion on the future of antitrust on December 10 at 8:00 a.m. (PT) / 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 5:00 p.m. (CET).

December 07, 2020
Pinar Bagci to Speak at Global Antitrust Economics Conference

Brattle Principal Pinar Bagci will speak during the Concurrences and NYU Stern School of Business Global Antitrust Economics Conference, which will take place on December 7–9.

December 04, 2020
James Keyte to Discuss Recent Ninth Circuit Decision on College Sports at ABA Webinar

Brattle Director of Global Development James Keyte will join an American Bar Association (ABA) Antitrust Law Section and Trade, Sports, and Professional Associations Committee Program webinar, “College Sports in the Supreme Court,” on December 4 at 10:00 a.m. (PT) / 1:00 p.m. (ET).

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.

November 11, 2020
Kai-Uwe Kühn Speaks at CSIS Virtual European Tech Sovereignty Event

Brattle Academic Advisor Kai-Uwe Kühn spoke at a Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) online webinar, “Regulating for European Tech Sovereignty,” on Tuesday, November 10.

October 29, 2020
James Keyte to Discuss Antitrust Reform at XIV Treviso Antitrust Conference

Brattle Director of Global Development James Keyte will join the XIV Treviso Antitrust Conference, “Antitrust Between EU Law and National Law,” which will take place on October 29 at 8:00 a.m. (PT) / 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 4:00 p.m. (CET).

October 20, 2020
Brattle to Sponsor Canadian Bar Association Competition Law Fall Symposium

The Brattle Group is sponsoring the upcoming Canadian Bar Association (CBA) Competition Law Fall Online Symposium, “Competition Law and Foreign Investment Enforcement in the Time of COVID-19,” taking place October 20–22.

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.

September 30, 2020
Brattle Experts to Discuss Economic Evidence in Merger Control in White & Case Panel

Brattle Principal Jeremy Verlinda and Academic Advisor Kai-Uwe Kühn will join a White & Case panel on economic evidence in merger control, which will take place September 30 from 9:00–10:30 a.m. (PT) / 12:00–1:30 p.m. (ET) / 6:00–7:30 p.m. (CEST).

September 22, 2020
Brattle to Sponsor and Academic Advisor Kai-Uwe Kühn to Speak at GCR Interactive Brussels Conference

Brattle Academic Advisor Kai-Uwe Kühn will discuss a panel on the impacts of COVID-19 on competition matters at the Global Competition Review (GCR) Interactive Brussels Conference: The Bigger Picture, which will take place virtually on September 21–22.

September 15, 2020
Renée Duplantis to Provide NGA Perspective at Agency Effectiveness Working Group's Digital Strategy Panel at ICN Virtual Annual Conference

Brattle Principal Renée Duplantis, jointly with Chris Margison of Faskens, will provide the non-governmental advisor (NGA) perspective prior to the plenary session at the International Competition Network (ICN) 2020 Virtual Annual Conference, which will take place September 14–17.

August 06, 2020
Ian Cass to Participate in CBA Teleconference on Economic Analysis in Merger Review

Brattle Associate Ian Cass will join the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) Competition Law Section’s Economics and Law Committee teleconference on economic analysis in merger review, taking place August 6 from 9:00–10:00 a.m. (PT)/12:00–1:00 p.m. (ET).

July 09, 2020
Kai-Uwe Kühn and Michael Cragg to Speak at CCP Annual Conference on Vertical Relations and Platforms

Brattle Academic Advisor Kai-Uwe Kühn and Principal Michael Cragg will speak during the virtual Centre for Competition Policy (CCP) 16th Annual Conference, “Vertical Relations and Platforms: Updating for the Digital Dimension,” which will take place July 8–10.

July 06, 2020
Who's Who Legal Recognizes Brattle Economists as Leading Competition Experts

Who’s Who Legal has recognized four Brattle principals, one Brattle associate and one Brattle academic advisor as leading experts in the competition field for 2020.

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).

June 29, 2020
James Keyte to Discuss Impact of COVID-19 on Merger and Antitrust Legislation at ABA Webinar

Brattle Director of Global Development James Keyte will join an American Bar Association (ABA) webinar, “Merger Moratorium and Other Antitrust Legislation During the Time of COVID-19,” which will take place June 29 at 10 a.m. (PT)/1 p.m. (ET).

June 23, 2020
Brattle Experts Discuss the Effect of COVID-19 on Sports-Related Market Power in IBA Article

Brattle Principal Michael Cragg and Director of Global Development James Keyte recently coauthored an article in the International Bar Association’s Business Law International (BLI) newsletter discussing sports-related market power, including considerations regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 21, 2020
Brattle Experts Discuss Pass-Through in Indirect Purchaser Antitrust Litigation in Recent CLA Article

Brattle Principals Armando Levy and David Sunding have published an article in the California Lawyers Association (CLA) Competition Spring Journal on updates regarding retail pass-through rates, the percentage of wholesale price changes that are reflected in the retail price. 

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).

May 15, 2020
Kai-Uwe Kühn to Discuss Monopolization and Abuse of Dominance at ICC-Baker McKenzie Annual Conference

Brattle Academic Advisor Kai-Uwe Kühn will join The Interdisciplinary Centre for Competition Law and Policy (ICC) and Baker McKenzie Annual Conference: Trends and Developments in Global Competition Law, which will take place on May 15. Typically held in Brussels, this year the conference will be virtual.

May 13, 2020
Loren Smith to Discuss the Fundamentals of Economics at ABA Antitrust Section Webinar

Brattle Principal Loren Smith will join an American Bar Association (ABA) Antitrust Section virtual panel on economics fundamentals, which will take place on May 13 at 9:00 a.m. (PT)/12:00 p.m. (ET).

May 08, 2020
Dimitrios Dimitropolous to Participate in CBA Teleconference on Machine Learning and Algorithmic Collusion

Brattle Associate Dimitrios Dimitropoulos will join the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) Competition Law Section’s Young Lawyers Committee teleconference on machine learning and algorithmic collusion, taking place on May 8 from 12:00–1:00 p.m. (ET).

May 04, 2020
Brattle Director of Global Development Interviewed by Competition Policy International on Antitrust in Sports

Brattle Director of Global Development James Keyte was recently interviewed for the Competition Policy International (CPI) Antitrust Chronicle newsletter.

April 17, 2020
Loren Smith Coauthors Article on Econometric Analysis in Merger Reviews for the ABA Economics Committee Spring Newsletter

Principal Loren Smith coauthored an article in the American Bar Association’s (ABA’s) Economics Committee Spring Newsletter on the types of econometric analyses used in merger reviews to determine potential anticompetitive effects.

April 13, 2020
Which Topics Were Included in and Omitted from the Draft Vertical Merger Guidelines? James Keyte Discusses in an ABA Antitrust Article

Brattle Director of Global Development James Keyte has authored an article for the American Bar Association’s Antitrust magazine that provides a description of and some observations about the draft vertical merger guidelines, as well as addresses what is not currently included.

April 08, 2020
Renée Duplantis to Participate in CBA Teleconference on the Effect of COVID-19 on Merger Control

Brattle Principal Renée Duplantis will join a Canadian Bar Association (CBA) Competition Law Section Mergers Committee teleconference on the impact of COVID-19 on merger control, which will take place April 8, 12:00–1:00 p.m. (ET).

March 31, 2020
Brattle and White & Case to Co-Host a Webinar on Merger Control in the Time of COVID-19

Brattle Principals Konstantin Ebinger and Renée Duplantis and Academic Advisor Kai-Uwe Kühn will join White & Case partners Axel Schulz and Rebecca Farrington for a webinar reviewing the impact of COVID-19 on merger control on March 31 at 9:00 a.m. ET/15:00 CET.

March 30, 2020
Michael Cragg to Moderate a Panel on Antitrust in Multisided Platforms at CPI Livestream Conference

Brattle Principal and Chairman Michael Cragg will moderate a panel and give the closing remarks at the Competition Policy International (CPI) Antitrust Analysis of Platform Markets: Beyond American Express Livestream Conference, which will take place March 30 from 2:30–5:15 p.m. (ET).

March 04, 2020
Pinar Bagci to Discuss Damages Actions at Private Enforcement of Competition Law Conference

Brattle Principal Pinar Bagci will join a panel discussion on damages actions at Informa Connect’s Private Enforcement of Competition Law conference, which will take place on March 4 in Brussels.

February 18, 2020
Sports Antitrust Article Nominated for the 2020 Concurrences Antitrust Writing Awards

A Brattle-authored article, “The Economics of Professional Sports League Broadcasts,” has been nominated for the 2020 Antitrust Writing Awards in the Academic Articles category.

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.

January 14, 2020
Andrea Helfant to Join Panel on Diversity and Inclusion in Canadian Competition Law and Economics at CBA Event

Brattle Research Analyst Andrea Helfant will discuss recent developments in diversity and inclusion in economics during the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) program, “Diversity and Inclusion in Canadian Competition Law and Economics: How are we doing and how can we get better?” to be held January 14, 2020 in Toronto.

December 16, 2019
Brattle Authored Article Addresses the Economic Issues Associated with Professional Sports League Broadcasting

In a recent article for the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Law Section Antitrust magazine, Brattle Principals Michael Cragg and Daniel Fanaras and Senior Consultant Daniel Gaynor addresses the nuanced antitrust issues associated with professional sports league broadcasts.

December 11, 2019
Ian Cass to Discuss the Role of Dynamic Efficiencies in Merger Cases During CBA Event

Brattle Associate Ian Cass will discuss dynamic efficiencies in merger cases during the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) Competition Law Section’s teleconference, “Non-Price Effects and Dynamic Efficiencies: The Rise of Qualitative Analysis,” which will be held December 11 from 12:00–1:00 p.m. (ET).

December 09, 2019
Kai-Uwe Kühn to Discuss Competition Law Enforcement at the Chillin' Competition Conference

Brattle Academic Advisor Kai-Uwe Kühn will speak at the Chillin’ Competition Conference, which will be held December 9 in Brussels.

December 09, 2019
James Keyte to Discuss a Recent Ninth Circuit Decision Regarding the NFL Sunday Ticket Litigation

Brattle Director of Global Development James Keyte will participate in an American Bar Association (ABA) webinar on sports and antitrust, which will be held on December 9 at 12:00 p.m. (ET).

November 19, 2019
Renée Duplantis Discussed the Relevance of Gender to the Economics of Antitrust Analysis

Brattle Principal Renée Duplantis spoke on the panel “Economics of Antitrust Analysis and Policy: The Relevance of Gender” at an American Bar Association (ABA) session on November 19 in Washington, DC.

November 11, 2019
Pinar Bagci to Discuss Collective Redress at Women@CompetitionUK Talk

Brattle Principal Pinar Bagci will discuss collective redress at a Women@CompetitionUK Talk, which will be held November 11 in London. 

November 06, 2019
Recent Publication Addresses Cartel-Related Damages Calculations in Seminal UK Case

In a recent article for Concurrences, Brattle Principal Pinar Bagci analyzes and critiques various damages estimation methods used in the first cartel overcharge claim brought in the UK High Court of Justice, BritNed Development Limited v. ABB AB and ABB Ltd.

October 03, 2019
Pinar Bagci to Participate in and Brattle to Sponsor GCR Live Competition Litigation Conference

Brattle Principal Pinar Bagci will participate in the GCR Live 11th Annual Competition Litigation Conference, to be held in London on October 3. 

September 11, 2019
James Keyte, Pinar Bagci, and Kai-Uwe Kühn to Speak at Fordham Competition Law Institute Workshop and Conference

Brattle Director of Global Development James Keyte, Principal Pinar Bagci, and Academic Advisor Kai-Uwe Kühn will speak at the 46th Fordham University Competition Law Institute Workshop and Conference, to be held September 11–13 in New York.

September 10, 2019
James Keyte Discussed Antitrust Issues on Bloomberg's Balance of Power Program

The Brattle Group’s Director of Global Development, James Keyte, returned to the “Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power” TV program with host David Westin on September 10. 

September 06, 2019
Pinar Bagci to Present at the 23rd Annual IBA Competition Conference

Brattle Principal Pinar Bagci will speak at the 23rd Annual International Bar Association (IBA) Competition Conference, which will be held September 6–7 in Florence, Italy.

September 05, 2019
Brattle to Partner with Concurrences Review and Allen & Overy for Workshop on Competition in Germany

Brattle Academic Advisor Dr. Kai-Uwe Kühn will join a Düsseldorf Law & Economics workshop on “Private Enforcement in German Courts,” which will be held on September 5 in Düsseldorf, Germany. 

August 06, 2019
Who's Who Legal Recognizes Brattle Economists as Leading Consulting Experts

Who’s Who Legal has recognized 13 Brattle economists as leading economic consulting experts in the global guides for Competition Economists, Construction – Quantum & Delay, Data and E-Discovery, and Financial Advisory and Valuation – Quantum of Damages.

June 02, 2019
Renée Duplantis to Present at Canadian Economics Association Conference

Brattle Principal Dr. Renée Duplantis will speak at the Canadian Economics Association (CEA) Conference, to be held May 30 - June 2 in Banff.

May 31, 2019
James Keyte to Present at Global Antitrust Economics Conference

Brattle Director of Global Development James Keyte will speak in his capacity as Director of Fordham Law School’s Competition Law Institute at The Global Antitrust Economics Conference, to be held May 31 at the New York University Stern School of Business.

May 30, 2019
Renée Duplantis to Present at CBA and Competition Bureau Economist Roundtable Meetings

Brattle Principal Renée Duplantis will speak at the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) and Competition Bureau Economist Roundtable meetings, to be held May 30 in Toronto.

May 30, 2019
James Keyte to Moderate a Panel at the Bloomberg Law Leadership Forum

Brattle Director of Global Development James Keyte will moderate a panel at the Bloomberg Law Leadership Forum, to be held May 30 in New York, NY.

May 24, 2019
Lucrezio Figurelli to Present at the Italian Antitrust Association National Conference

Brattle Senior Associate Lucrezio Figurelli will speak at the Italian Antitrust Association (AAI) National Conference on the Main Developments in the Law of Competition of the European and National Union, to be held May 23-24 in Florence, Italy.

May 23, 2019
Pinar Bagci to Present at EU Competition Law Conference

Brattle Principal Pinar Bagci will speak at the King’s College London EU Competition Law: Current Issues in a Global Context conference, to be held May 23 in Brussels, Belgium.

May 20, 2019
Brattle Economists Examine the Use of the Sherman Act to Address Alleged Market Manipulation

Brattle Principals Shaun Ledgerwood, Jeremy Verlinda, and Guy Ben-Ishai, and Director of Global Development James Keyte have co-authored an article in the Energy Law Journal in which they address whether the use of antitrust laws, specifically Section 2 of the Sherman Act, to address alleged market manipulation makes sense from an economic perspective.

May 15, 2019
Brattle Director of Global Development James Keyte Featured on Bloomberg Television on May 15

The Brattle Group’s Director of Global Development, James Keyte, returned to the Bloomberg News Network on Wednesday, May 15 and appeared on the television program “Balance of Power” with host David Westin.

May 01, 2019
James Keyte and Michael Cragg to Speak at Concurrences and Morgan Lewis Conference

Brattle Director of Global Development James Keyte and Brattle Principal Michael Cragg will speak at the Concurrences and Morgan Lewis “Antitrust in the Financial Sector: Hot Issues & Global Perspectives” conference, to be held May 1 in New York, NY.

April 25, 2019
Ian Cass to Speak at Canadian Bar Association Competition Law Section Young Lawyers Conference

Brattle Associate Ian Cass will speak on a panel at the Canadian Bar Association’s (CBA) Competition Law Section Young Lawyers Conference, to be held April 25 in Ottawa.

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.

March 20, 2019
Brattle Director of Global Development James Keyte Featured on Bloomberg Television

The Brattle Group’s Director of Global Development, James Keyte, appeared on the Bloomberg News Network on Wednesday March 20.

March 13, 2019
Academic Advisor Joshua Gans Honored with PURC Distinguished Service Award

Brattle Academic Advisor Joshua Gans has been named the 2019 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award, which is presented by The Public Utility Research Center (PURC) at the University of Florida.

February 28, 2019
Pinar Bagci to Present at CDR's 2019 Winter Competition Litigation Symposium

Brattle Principal Pinar Bagci will speak at the Commercial Dispute Resolution (CDR) 2019 Winter Competition Litigation Symposium, to be held February 28 in London, England. 

February 27, 2019
James Keyte to Moderate a Panel on Convergence v. Divergence for the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law Civil Practice and Procedure Committee

Brattle Director of Global Development James Keyte will moderate a panel for the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Antitrust Law Civil Practice and Procedure Committee (CPPC), to be held February 27 at 1 pm EST at Covington & Burling in Washington, DC. There will also be a dial-in number for remote participants. 

February 26, 2019
Pinar Bagci and Konstantin Ebinger to Speak at Private Enforcement of Competition Law Conference

Brattle Principals Pinar Bagci and Konstantin Ebinger will speak at the KNect365 Private Enforcement of Competition Law Conference, to be held February 26 in Brussels, Belgium.

February 25, 2019
Global Competition Review Recognizes The Brattle Group as One of the World's Top Firms for Competition Economics

For the 12th consecutive year, Global Competition Review (GCR) has recognized The Brattle Group as one of the world’s top firms for competition economics.

February 06, 2019
The Brattle Group Deepens Its Global Platform with Major Launch in Brussels

The Brattle Group announced today that it is expanding its global and European economic consulting platform with a launch in Brussels that brings together several top EU economists.

December 11, 2018
Brattle Economist Discusses 2018 ABA Antitrust Section Spring Meeting Panel on Artificial Intelligence

Brattle Senior Consultant Michelle Cleary has authored an article in the ABA Antitrust Section Civil Practice & Procedure Committee’s Young Lawyers Advisory Panel’s publication: Perspectives in Antitrust, which provides details about a program the Committee sponsored at the 2018 Spring Meeting.

November 28, 2018
Armando Levy to Speak at the BASF Economics of Class Certification Panel

Brattle Principal Armando Levy will speak on The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) Economics of Class Certification panel, to be held November 28 in San Francisco, CA.

November 16, 2018
Agustin Ros to Present at CRRI Advanced Workshop in Regulation and Competition

Brattle Principal Agustin J. Ros will speak at the Advanced Workshop in Regulation and Competition at Rutgers University’s Center for Research in Regulated Industries (CRRI), to be held November 16 in Newark, NJ.

November 15, 2018
Renée Duplantis to Present at ACE Conference

Brattle Principal Renée Duplantis will speak at the 16th Annual Association of Competition Economics (ACE) Conference, to be held November 15-16 in Bologna, Italy.

November 01, 2018
Brattle Economists: Competitive Assessment of Data Collection Should Not Rely on Generalizations and Must be Assessed Case-by-Case; Antitrust Enforcement is an Inadequate Tool for Addressing Privacy Concerns

An article by Eliana Garcés and Daniel Fanaras examines the rising scrutiny being placed on the accumulation and use of data by digital platforms. The authors discuss the role of data in creating value for businesses and consumers, the regulatory considerations being voiced within antitrust and privacy settings, and the need for a case-by-case assessment of these considerations rather than generalized conclusions.

October 17, 2018
Pinar Bagci to give a Seminar on The Economics of Market Definition

Brattle Principal Pinar Bagci will give a seminar on “The Economics of Market Definition” to post-graduate law students at the Queen Mary College of Law, University of London on Wednesday, October 17 from 10 AM to 12 PM (BST).

October 08, 2018
Article by Brattle Economists Discusses New Developments in European Union Telecom Merger Assessment

Brattle Principals Pinar Bagci and Pedro L. Marín and Brattle Senior Associate Lucrezio Figurelli have authored an article exploring the debate that has arisen due to the recent surge in mobile network operator (MNO) mergers in Europe and concerning the European Commission’s shift in policy and approach to evaluating telecom mergers.

September 27, 2018
Renée Duplantis to Present at the CBA Competition Law Fall Conference

Brattle Principal Renée Duplantis will speak at the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) Competition Law Fall Conference, to be held September 27-28 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

September 26, 2018
Andy Harington to Present at Goodman's IP and Competition Law Program

Brattle Principal Andy Harington will speak at the Goodman’s Intellectual Property (IP) and Competition Law program, to be held September 26 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

July 31, 2018
Who's Who Legal Identifies Brattle Economists as World's Leading Experts in Consulting

Who’s Who Legal recognized twelve Brattle economists as leading economic consulting experts in the areas of competition, construction, financial advisory and valuation, quantum of damages, and data and e-discovery.

July 10, 2018
Pinar Bagci to Present at GCR Live 10th Annual Brussels Conference

Brattle Principal Pinar Bagci will present at the GCR Live 10th Annual Brussels Conference, taking place July 10, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium.

June 15, 2018
Brattle Consultant to Present at Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators Conference

Brattle Consultant Ian Cass will present at the Canadian Institute of Charted Business Valuators’ 2018 National Business Valuation Congress, to be held June 14-15, 2018 in Ottawa, Canada.

June 11, 2018
Jeremy Verlinda to Speak at American Bar Association Event

Brattle Senior Associate Jeremy Verlinda will present at the American Bar Association’s (ABA) “Energy and Antitrust Fundamentals” talk to be held June 11, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

June 05, 2018
Article on Implications of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Antitrust Damages Published in Perspectives in Antitrust Newsletter

An article written by Brattle Senior Consultant Michelle Cleary and former Brattle Principal Andrew Abere was published in the May 2018 issue of Perspectives in Antitrust newsletter.

June 01, 2018
Michael Cragg to Present at The Global Antitrust Economics Conference

Brattle Principal and Chairman Michael Cragg will present at The Global Antitrust Economics Conference, taking place June 1, 2018 in New York, NY.

May 30, 2018
Michael Cragg to Present at NYSBA's Antitrust Section Class Action Committee Meeting

Brattle Principal and Chairman Michael Cragg will present during the New York State Bar Association’s (NYSBA) Antitrust Section Class Action Committee Meeting, “Platform Issues in Class Actions – Multiple Dimensions of Economic Evidence and Analysis,” taking place May 30, 2018 in New York, NY.

May 29, 2018
James Keyte to Discuss Monopolization at AGCM Italian Competition Authority Event

Brattle Director of Global Development James Keyte will present at the AGCM Italian Competition Authority event, “Monopolisation and Abuse of Dominance: A Comparison Between US and EU,” taking place May 29, 2018 in Rome.

May 25, 2018
James Keyte to Present at XIII Treviso Antitrust Conference

Brattle Director of Global Development James Keyte will present at the XIII Treviso Antitrust Conference “Antitrust Between EU Law and National Law,” taking place May 24-25, 2018 in Treviso, Italy.

April 30, 2018
Andy Abere to Participate in NYCBA Event on Class Certification in Antitrust Cases

Andy Abere will serve as faculty for the upcoming New York City Bar Association (NYCBA) event, “Hot Topics in NY Antitrust: Class Certification and Fraud-Based Antitrust Investigations.”

April 20, 2018
Pinar Bagci to Present at Florence Competition Programme's ENTraNCE Workshop at the European University Institute

Pinar Bagci, a principal in Brattle’s Competition Practice, will present at Florence Competition Programme’s (FCP) ENTraNCE Workshop, taking place April 20, 2018, at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

April 11, 2018
Joshua Gans to Present on Pricing Algorithms and the Potential for Collusion at the ABA Antitrust Section Spring Meeting

Brattle Academic Advisor Joshua Gans will speak at the annual American Bar Association (ABA) Antitrust Section Spring Meeting, taking place April 11-13, 2018 in Washington, DC.

February 22, 2018
Andrew Abere Publishes Article on Statistical Significance in the ABA's Antitrust Source

In a new article published in the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Antitrust Source, Brattle Principal Andrew Abere discusses the statistical significance of sophisticated economic analyses in expert testimony, which have become increasingly important in antitrust cases.

February 22, 2018
Pinar Bagci to Present at CDR's Winter Competition Litigation Symposium

Brattle Principal Pinar Bagci will present at the Commercial Dispute Resolution’s (CDR) 3rd annual Winter Competition Litigation Symposium, taking place February 22, 2018 in London.

January 22, 2018
Brattle Assists Agrium Obtain Regulatory Approval in $36 Billion Merger

The Brattle Group assisted the fertilizer company Agrium Inc. to obtain regulatory approval in its $36 billion merger with Potash Corporation, forming the world’s largest crop nutrient company.

January 19, 2018
The Brattle Group Recognized as one of the World's Top Firms for Competition Economics by Global Competition Review

For the 11th consecutive year, The Brattle Group has been named one of the world’s top firms for competition economics by Global Competition Review (GCR).

January 19, 2018
The Brattle Group Introduces Its Newest Experts

The Brattle Group is pleased to introduce the seven exceptional experts who became Brattle principals over the past year.

December 14, 2017
Skadden Antitrust Partner James A. Keyte to Join The Brattle Group

The Brattle Group is pleased to announce that Skadden partner James A. Keyte will join the firm as the Global Director of Development, effective January 1.

December 04, 2017
Brattle Client Superior Plus Cleared in Acquisition of Canwest Based on Efficiencies

Brattle’s client Superior Plus recently received clearance from Canada’s Competition Bureau to acquire Gibson Energy’s propane distribution business, Canwest, making the post-merger business the largest propane distributor in Canada.

October 23, 2017
Roger Lueken to Present at Pre-Summit Briefing on Navigating PJM’s Capacity Market

Brattle Associate Roger Lueken will present at the Pre-Summit Briefing of the Mid-Atlantic Power Market Summit, taking place October 23-25, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA.

September 27, 2017
Frank Graves to Present at Edison Electric Institute’s Strategic Issues Roundtable

Brattle Principal Frank Graves will present at Edison Electric Institute’s (EEI) Strategic Issues Roundtable, taking place September 27-29, 2017 in New Orleans, LA.

September 14, 2017
Andrew Abere to Participate in ABA Reverse Payments Litigation Teleconference

Brattle Principal Andrew Abere will participate in the ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Health Care & Pharmaceutical Committee Teleconference, “Recent Issues in Reverse Payments Litigation,” taking place September 14, 2017 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in New York, NY.

September 13, 2017
The Brattle Group to Lead Antitrust Economics Workshop Panels During Fordham Law Annual Conference

The Brattle Group is pleased to participate in the upcoming Fordham School of Law Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law and Policy Pre-Conference Antitrust Economics Workshop, taking place September 13, 2017 from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.

September 12, 2017
James Reitzes to Present on Cartel Damages Claims During NYSBA Class Action Committee Meeting

James Reitzes, Brattle Principal and head of the firm’s competition practice, will present during the NYSBA Class Action Committee Meeting, taking place on September 12, 2017 from 8:30-9:30 am at Robins Kaplan LLP in New York, NY.

August 22, 2017
Bente Villadsen to Participate in EEI and AGA Introduction to Public Utility Accounting Courses

Brattle Principal Bente Villadsen will present at the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and American Gas Association’s (AGA) Introduction and Advanced Public Utility Accounting Courses, taking place August 21-24, 2017 in Minneapolis, MN.

August 17, 2017
Andrew Abere Interviewed in Law360 Article on Working With Antitrust Experts

Brattle Principal Andrew Abere was recently interviewed in the Law360 article, “Tips for Working With Economics Experts in Antitrust Cases,” outlining key pieces of advice on the most effective use of experts in antitrust litigation.

August 01, 2017
Article by Drs. Shaun Ledgerwood and Jeremy Verlinda on Energy Manipulation Cases Published in ABA Transportation and Energy Industries Digest

Brattle economists Shaun Ledgerwood and Jeremy Verlinda review two recent energy-related manipulation cases where the plaintiffs claimed antitrust harms, but received very different outcomes following Motions to Dismiss.

July 20, 2017
Brattle to Host ABA Market Manipulation Teleconference

The Brattle Group will host the upcoming American Bar Association (ABA) teleconference, “Market Manipulation: When Is It An Antitrust Issue?,” taking place on Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST.

July 18, 2017
Brattle Economists Author Law360 Article on Proposed Remedies to Horizontal Shareholding

Brattle economists Elaine Buckberg, Steven Herscovici, James Reitzes, and Branko Jovanovic have authored a Law360 article addressing claims from recent studies that competition is adversely affected when “institutional investors hold significant shares in multiple firms within a ‘concentrated’ industry.”

June 21, 2017
Brattle Economists Publish Concurrences Article on Non-Price Effects in Competition

Brattle Principal Renée Duplantis and Consultant Ian Cass have published an article in the recent issue of Concurrences Law & Economics that discusses the current legal framework for competition and merger reviews in Canada and the growing interest in incorporating non-price effects into competition assessments.

June 16, 2017
Paul Hinton and Armando Levy to Present at American Bar Association Western Regional CLE Program

Brattle Principals Paul Hinton and Armando Levy will present at the American Bar Association’s (ABA) 4th Annual Western Regional Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Program on Class Actions and Mass Torts, taking place June 16, 2018 in San Francisco, CA.

June 15, 2017
Francesco Lo Passo to Present on Railway Competition Policy at European University Institute Seminar

Brattle Principal Francesco Lo Passo will present at the European University Institute’s Executive Seminar: Competition in Passenger Railways in Europe, taking place June 15, 2017 in Florence, Italy.

June 06, 2017
Renée Duplantis Named Future Leader in Who’s Who Legal Competition 2017

Renée Duplantis has been recognized by Who’s Who Legal as a future leader in competition economics.

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 23, 2017
Pinar Bagci to Present at CDR’s Spring Competition Litigation Symposium

Brattle Principal Pinar Bagci will present at the Commercial Dispute Resolution’s (CDR) Spring Competition Litigation Symposium, taking place February 23, 2017 in London.

February 04, 2017
Joshua Gans to Present During GCR Live 6th Annual Antitrust Law Leaders Forum

Brattle Academic Advisor Joshua Gans will present during the upcoming Global Competition Review (GCR) Live 6th Annual Antitrust Law Leaders Forum, taking place February 3-4, 2017 in Miami, FL.

January 20, 2017
The Brattle Group Recognized As One Of The World’s Top Firms For Competition Economics By Global Competition Review

For the 10th consecutive year, The Brattle Group has been named one of the world’s top firms for competition economics by Global Competition Review (GCR).

January 06, 2017
Pinar Bagci Contributes to Global Competition Review's Handbook of Competition Economics 2017

Brattle Principal Pinar Bagci has authored the United Kingdom chapter of Global Competition Review’s (GCR) 2017 edition of the Handbook of Competition Economics.

December 21, 2016
Brattle Helps US Airways Secure Antitrust Jury Trial Win

In the recently concluded jury trial US Airways Inc. v. Sabre Holdings Corp. et al, The Brattle Group assisted attorneys from O’Melveny & Myers to secure a favorable verdict on behalf of US Airways.

November 22, 2016
Brattle Economists Co-Author Article for Global Arbitration Review on Damages in Competition and Antitrust Arbitrations

Brattle Principals Carlos Lapuerta and Richard Caldwell have co-authored an article published in Global Arbitration Review’s (GAR) Guide to Damages in International Arbitration that addresses issues relevant to the calculation of damages from competition claims.

October 07, 2016
Shaun Ledgerwood to Moderate Market Manipulation Panel at Global Antitrust Economics Conference

Brattle Principal Shaun Ledgerwood will present at the Global Antitrust Economics Conference, taking place October 7, 2016 at Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law in Chicago, IL.

July 15, 2016
Article by Pinar Bagci and Serena Hesmondhalgh Examines Key Findings of the UK’s CMA Energy Market Investigation

In a new Brattle article, Pinar Bagci and Serena Hesmondhalgh and examine the key findings of the energy market investigation and comment on the possible effects of the CMA’s decision to implement a transitional price cap for prepayment meter (PPM) customers, impacting nearly four million households.

July 30, 2015
Pallavi Seth to Present on Intellectual Property and the ITC at the ABA Annual Meeting

Brattle senior associate Pallavi Seth will present on International Trade Commission (ITC) Section 337 intellectual property claims at the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Annual Meeting, taking place July 30-August 4, 2015 in Chicago, IL.

July 19, 2015
Bente Villadsen and Philip Hanser to Present at EEI Electric Rates Advanced Course

Brattle principals Bente Villadsen and Philip Hanser will present at the upcoming Edison Electric Institute Electric Rates Advanced Course, taking place July 19-22, 2015 in Madison, WI.

June 01, 2015
Bin Zhou Co-Authors Bloomberg BNA Article on the Role of Transfer Pricing in Bankruptcy

Brattle principal Bin Zhou recently co-authored an article published in Bloomberg BNA, “The Implications of Transfer Pricing in Bankruptcy,” in which the authors discuss the lessons learned from transfer pricing arrangements featured in the allocation of liquidation proceeds in Nortel’s bankruptcy trials.

December 02, 2014
Brattle Experts Involved in Closely Watched AIG Case

Last week the record for Starr International Co. Inc. et al. v. U.S. closed after 37 days of trial. This epic case involves the shareholders of American International Group Inc. (AIG) claiming compensation of nearly $50 billion for the U.S. Government’s taking and/or illegally exacting 79.9 percent of shareholders’ equity at the peak of the financial crisis the day after Lehman failed. The team supported the testimony of Brattle principal Michael Cragg who testified over the course of five days.

October 22, 2014
Brattle Economists Advise In Clearance of Ground-Breaking European Merger

A team of Brattle economists, led by principal Pinar Bagci, advised Nynas AB on the acquisition of a specialty base oil manufacturer of certain refinery assets operated by Shell Deutschland.

July 01, 2014
The Brattle Group Announces the Promotion of Pinar Bagci to Principal

The Brattle Group is pleased to announce the promotion of Pinar Bagci, who has more than 15 years of experience advising on competition and regulatory matters and on the economics of energy and financial markets.

June 27, 2014
Principal Bruce Tsuchida Contributing Author to Book on Renewable Energy Integration

Principal Bruce Tsuchida is the author of a chapter in the recently-published book, Renewable Energy Integration: Practical Management of Variability, Uncertainty and Flexibility in Power Grids.

June 18, 2014
Policy Brief by Brattle Economists Provides Insights into EPA's Proposed Carbon Emission Standards for Existing Fossil Units

Brattle economists issued a policy brief that examines the primary features and implications of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed CO2 emissions standards for existing fossil units under the Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 111(d).