Martha S. Samuelson

President and CEO


Martha S. Samuelson



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 her training in finance and economics with five years of experience as a practicing trial attorney. A key aspect of her work is the direction of economic analyses for large-scale litigations. She has managed economic analyses in major antitrust matters including Discover v. Visa and MasterCard; American Express v. Visa, MasterCard, and Issuing Banks; in private equity matter Kirk Dahl, et al. v. Bain Capital Partners, LLC, et al.; and in numerous Microsoft competitor and indirect purchaser cases. Ms. Samuelson's experience also includes providing economic consulting support to multiple experts in several antitrust litigations and investigations involving allegations of anticompetitive behavior by Intel. Additionally, she has worked on issues of class certification, antitrust liability, and antitrust damages in a broad set of financial services cases. Ms. Samuelson 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. She is included in the 2014 and 2015 International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers and Economists and Euromoney's 2014 Guide to the World's Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers/Economists.

A frequent speaker on topics in antitrust and competition and the role of economics in litigation, Ms. Samuelson has presented before a number of legal audiences and at leading academic institutions, including the Yale School of Management, the University of Chicago Law School, and the MIT Sloan School of Management. Ms. Samuelson served as a panelist on the 2015 ABA Antitrust Section Annual Spring Meeting session "Your Loss, My Gain? Proving Damages across Jurisdictions," and the 2014 New York State Bar Association Annual Antitrust Law Section Meeting session "Antitrust Class Actions -- Where Are We? A 360-Degree Perspective." In 2013, Ms. Samuelson was a panelist on the New York City Bar Association Antitrust Committee Meeting presentation on antitrust litigation involving e-books and the role of most-favored-nation clauses in such matters. Ms. Samuelson was also a panelist in the session "Debating the Competitive Benefits and Costs of MFNs," presented at the 2012 ABA Antitrust Section Annual Spring Meeting, and served as the panel moderator of "MFNs: From Theory to the Real World," a joint public workshop cohosted by the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice in 2012. 

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