News & Notes
Accomplishments in Q1 2023
Leading Economic Consulting Firm Intensity Joins Secretariat
In February, Secretariat welcomed Intensity, a U.S.-based economic, finance, and data science professional services firm, significantly enhancing the firm’s market leading financial and economics expert services with the addition of nearly 50 professionals.
Secretariat Managing Director Don Harvey commented, “The addition of the Intensity team marks an exciting step in Secretariat’s growth story. As one of the most respected teams in the industry, their strong economic and econometric skills add significant new capabilities to our roster in critically important areas to our legal clients, including intellectual property and securities, while adding depth to our existing antitrust team.”
With the addition of Intensity, the firm’s economic and regulatory advisory practice includes more than 100 professionals, including nearly 50 experts who hold a PhD or other advanced degree in their field of expertise.
Keith’s Waehrer’s Article Nominated for the Concurrences 2023 Antitrust Writing Awards
Managing Director Keith Waehrer’s article “Federal Trade Commission vs. Qualcomm: Mangling Microeconomics” was nominated for the 2023 Antitrust Writing Awards.
The article, co-written with Carl Shapiro from the University of California (Berkeley), provides an economic analysis of the antitrust case brought by the Federal Trade Commission against Qualcomm regarding Qualcomm’s “no-license/no-chips” policy.
Read the article here.
Julie Solomon Joins Secretariat Economists as Managing Director
In January we welcomed prominent energy industry economist Julie Solomon as our newest Managing Director. Ms. Solomon has more than 25 years of experience specializing in regulatory and utility economics, competition, and restructuring. She regularly advises utility clients and legal counsel on a range of regulatory and litigation matters. She testifies frequently on market power and competition issues, including numerous proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
Robert Stoner and Jéssica Dutra Examine the Contribution of Copyright Industries to the U.S. Economy in Report
“Copyright Industries in the U.S. Economy: 2022 Report”, examines the contribution of copyright industries to the U.S. economy.
This is the 19th report prepared for the International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) since 1990. Dr. Dutra and Dr. Stoner expanded on previous versions of the report by demonstrating that the core copyright industries of the United States also play a vital role in the digital economy, as well as provide significant value added to Gross Domestic Product (GDP), a significant number of high-paying jobs, real growth that outpaces the rest of the economy, and substantial foreign sales and exports, surpassing many industry sectors.
Read the report here.