Courts and regulatory authorities around the world rely on economic analysis to formulate and apply antitrust law. Experience has shown that even apparently straightforward antitrust cases may resist easy analysis. Fitting case law to the matter at hand is often difficult without economic analysis. Likewise, economic reasoning, no matter how elegant, will not suffice unless firmly grounded in the facts and the prevailing legal standards. We begin by identifying and analyzing those issues most critical to the outcome of the economic case and build upon this understanding. This approach produces a sound economic analysis consistent with the law.
Core parts of our antitrust practice areas include government merger investigations as well as private and government antitrust litigation on matters like monopolization, price fixing, dealer termination, price discrimination, vertical restraints, and predation. Our economists have consulted with litigants and testified about market definition, market power, competitive impact, business justifications, and damages.