- Class certification
- Discovery support
- Exclusionary conduct
- Market design
- Pulp and paper
Ales (Bobby) Filipi has broad research and consulting experience in the fields of microeconomics and industrial organization. He leads economic analyses in large antitrust matters involving allegations of collusion and monopolization. Dr. Filipi′s work includes the application of economic principles to assess the possibility and likelihood of anticompetitive conduct. He also has extensive experience applying statistical methods to determine whether anticompetitive conduct occurred and to measure its impact.
Dr. Filipi works closely with leading law firms representing defendants and plaintiffs in civil litigation and before the US antitrust agencies. In addition to advising on issues of liability and economic damages, he supports clients in settlement negotiations and legal discovery.
Prior to joining Bates White, Dr. Filipi was an instructor at Stanford University, where he taught courses in graduate and undergraduate microeconomics.
- Supported testifying expert working on behalf of American Specialty Health, Inc. (ASH) in its exclusive dealing suit against Healthways, Inc. The two companies compete to administer fitness benefits for retirees on behalf of Medicare Advantage health plans. Performed economic analyses to assess damages.
- Supported testifying expert working on behalf of a corporate defendant in the matter In re Chocolate Confectionary Antitrust Litigation. Assessed the defendant’s participation in an alleged price-fixing conspiracy as well as economic analyses of damages presented by opposing experts. Supported the preparation of multiple rebuttal expert reports.
- Served as consulting expert on behalf of a multinational corporation under investigation by the Department of Justice and European Commission. Evaluated competitive conditions in the industry, estimated potentially affected commerce from the alleged conspiracy, and assessed pass-through to US and European customers.
- In the matter AMD v. Intel, supported the formulation of an economic theory of harm to competition from all-unit rebates. Provided support to assess empirical analyses of the competitive impact of Intel’s all-unit rebates presented by opposing experts.
- Supported liability testifying expert in the matter In re Linerboard Antitrust Litigation. Analyzed defendant pricing, production, and inventory decisions, and evaluated their consistency with independent conduct. Examined the role of industry trade associations in facilitating information sharing and coordination among defendants.
- Supported testifying expert working on behalf of a defendant in class certification proceedings of a price-fixing matter involving construction products. Analyzed product prices to determine whether individual transactions were subject to a common set of supply and demand factors.
- Supported damages testifying expert in litigation involving price-fixing of chemical products. Provided analysis of evidence and helped develop a statistical model of damages.
PhD, Economics, Stanford University
MA, Economics, Central European University
BA, Economics, Masaryk University