Keith Waehrer is a Managing Director with Secretariat Economists in Washington, DC. Dr. Waehrer has testified at deposition and trial on mergers, monopolization claims, and calculations of reasonable royalties. He has worked on some of the highest profile antitrust litigations in recent years—State of New York et al. v. T-Mobile-Sprint, FTC v. Qualcomm, United States v. AT&T-Time Warner, and United States of America et al. v. American Express Co. et al.—and on significant mergers—E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. and Dow Chemical Company, United Technologies Corp. and Rockwell Collins, and Comcast and Time Warner Cable (abandoned). Having authored highly regarded papers on the subject, Dr. Waehrer is an expert in the analysis of competitive effects in auction markets and the impact of overlapping minority shareholdings on competition.
As a visiting partner at ESMT Competition Analysis (now known as E.CA Economics) in Berlin, Germany, Dr. Waehrer worked on a number of significant matters before the European Commission and national competition authorities in Europe. Dr. Waehrer’s international experience also includes work on a significant merger matter before the South African competition authorities. He has worked on matters involving a wide range of industries, including consumer products, telecommunications, aerospace, music licensing, Internet services, pharmaceuticals, financial services, e-commerce, agricultural inputs, industrial parts, and chemicals. Dr. Waehrer has been named to Global Competition Review’s list of International Who’s Who of Competition Economists in 2012, 2018, 2019, and 2020.