J.D., Harvard Law School; M.S., management, MIT Sloan School of Management; B.A., English, Yale University
Summary of Experience
Ms. Samuelson is an expert in antitrust, finance, and valuation, combining more than 25 years of applying economic and financial analysis to complex legal disputes with five years of experience as a practicing trial attorney. A key aspect of Ms. Samuelson's work is the direction of economic analyses for merger review, regulatory investigations, and large private litigations. She has managed economic analyses related to antitrust issues in more than 100 matters during her career, including numerous government, competitor, and consumer matters on behalf of MasterCard over more than two decades, and on behalf of Microsoft during a similar period. Ms. Samuelson has also provided analysis of issues of class certification, liability, and damages in a broad set of technology- and financial services-related cases, and has analyzed economic issues related to government investigations and mergers involving companies in technology and health care. She has served as an expert in many phases of litigation, including development of economic and financial models; preparation of testimony; development, presentation, and review of pretrial discovery; and critique of economic and financial analyses of opposing experts.
A frequent speaker on topics in antitrust and competition, the role of economics in litigation, and leadership, Ms. Samuelson has presented before a number of legal audiences and at leading academic institutions, including the American Bar Association (ABA)'s Antitrust Section Annual Spring Meeting, the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)'s Annual Antitrust Law Section Meeting, the Yale School of Management, the University of Chicago Law School, and the MIT Sloan School of Management. She has also participated in numerous legal and economic conferences and seminars. In one representative example, Ms. Samuelson moderated a panel at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice joint public workshop on most-favored nation clauses, and subsequently coauthored an article on the program in the ABA Antitrust Section Joint Conduct Committee's newsletter. Ms. Samuelson is frequently included in the International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers and Economists and Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers/Economists. She is an adjunct member of the NYSBA Antitrust and Trade Regulation Committee and has served as a vice chair of the ABA's Trial Practice Committee of Antitrust Law.
In addition to her economic consulting work, Ms. Samuelson has served as President and CEO of Analysis Group, one of the largest economic consulting firms in the United States, since 2004 (and previously served as co-CEO beginning in 1998). Since joining Analysis Group in 1992, Ms. Samuelson has played a key role in the company's growth and diversification and has brought significant new clients, academic affiliates, and professional staff to the firm. Under her guidance, Analysis Group has been named (by Vault) as one of the top 50 consulting firms in the U.S. for several years running. In Massachusetts, the Boston Globe named Analysis Group to its Top Places to Work rankings for the eighth consecutive year in 2015, and the firm has consistently appeared in the annual Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts listing by the Commonwealth Institute and Boston Globe Magazine. Ms. Samuelson is also the Chair of the Boston Medical Center Hospital Board of Trustees and sits on the board of directors of the Yale School of Management.
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