Expert economic analysis plays an increasingly critical role in antitrust litigation. Consider these factors:
- Rule of reason – The Supreme Court’s apparent move toward rule of reason analysis requires the economic study of industries
- Monopolization and predatory pricing – Court standards for analysis involving allegations of monopolization and predatory pricing have changed, broadening the role of economists
- Globalization of antitrust – Countries in the European Union, Latin America, and Asia are beginning to adopt and enforce antitrust laws. Some align with U.S. antitrust laws; others are used competitively against U.S.-based companies
Antitrust has been a core focus of Analysis Group’s work since our inception in 1981. Clients rely on us to provide the highest-quality analysis in addressing issues of class certification, liability, and damages.
We have helped obtain favorable outcomes for clients competing in consumer goods, financial services, health care, retail and wholesale distribution, manufacturing, agriculture, telecommunications, electric utilities, and transportation.
Our methods include surveys, market research, and conjoint analysis to measure consumer preference. These approaches provide important input to demand models, to predict prices and volume impacts in antitrust matters.
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Several Analysis Group antitrust experts filed an amicus curiae brief in Federal Trade Commission v. Actavis Inc. et al. The economic evidence does not support FTC’s effort “to impose a standard of presumptive illegality on certain forms of patent settlements,” they say.
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By combining industry-specific knowledge and research with the latest thinking in microeconomics and industrial organization, we develop a deep understanding of the unique dynamics of individual industries that is critical in antitrust litigation.