Martha S. Samuelson
President and CEO
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 large-scale litigations. She has managed economic analyses related to antitrust issues in numerous government, competitor, and consumer matters on behalf of MasterCard and a major semiconductor manufacturer, and in several Microsoft competitor and indirect purchaser cases. Additionally, she has provided analysis on issues of class certification, antitrust liability, and antitrust damages in a broad set of technology- and financial services–related cases, and has worked with experts in market research and surveys to understand purchase behavior and determine apportionment of damages. Ms. Samuelson also has overseen economic analyses in major litigations related to the financial crisis, focusing on valuation and the issue of foreseeability pertaining to insolvency, to housing price declines, and to the performance of securitized mortgage assets, working with experts in securities and derivative instruments, valuation, statistical and econometric analysis, financial modeling, and damages assessments. In addition, she has sponsored successful testimony on a range of economic topics in both bench and jury trials, and 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 at the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Section Annual Spring Meeting and New York State Bar Association programs, and at leading academic institutions including the Yale School of Management, the University of Chicago Law School, and the MIT Sloan School of Management, as well as participating in multiple legal and economic conferences and seminars. Ms. Samuelson has moderated a panel at the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice joint public workshop on most-favored nation clauses, and coauthored an article on the program, “From Economic Theory to Real-World Transactions: Highlights from the FTC/DOJ’s Recent Workshop on Most-Favored-Nation Clauses,” published in the ABA Antitrust Section Joint Conduct Committee’s newsletter. She is an adjunct member of the New York City Bar Association's Antitrust and Trade Regulation Committee and is 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. Ms. Samuelson currently sits on the board of directors for Boston Medical Center.
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