- Alternative dispute resolution
- Business strategy
- Bundling and tying
- Damages estimation
- Energy market analysis
- Exclusionary conduct
- Game theory
- Horizontal and vertical restraints
- Loyalty rebates
- Market definition
Randal Heeb has 25 years of experience providing economic analysis in both the private and public sectors. His expertise includes analysis of liability, damages, and other remedies in antitrust and intellectual property disputes. Dr. Heeb has written, consulted, and testified on a range of issues related to the application of economic and econometric analyses in a variety of industries, including software, computer hardware, telecommunications, commodities and financial markets, pharmaceuticals, electricity, natural gas, and gaming.
For the past two years, Dr. Heeb has been recognized by The International Who’s Who of Competition Economists as one of the world’s leading competition economists. Dr. Heeb has previously held various academic posts in the United States and Europe and was most recently a Senior Faculty Fellow at the Yale School of Management. He has served private sector clients and public authorities operating in both regulated and unregulated markets, and he has taught antitrust compliance to executives in North America, Europe, and Asia.
- Submitted an expert report and testified before the court in United States v. Dicristina regarding econometric and game theoretical evidence on the question of whether poker is a game predominated by skill or chance.
- Submitted expert testimony regarding liability on behalf of Coral Energy Resources, an energy trading company, in the NYMEX commodity futures market manipulation case In re Natural Gas Litigation.
- Submitted expert testimony on damages on behalf of the defendant in a dispute over alleged natural gas and financial derivatives price manipulation in E. & J. Gallo Winery v. EnCana Corporation.
- Submitted an expert report on damages in MCQ v. Idaho Pizza Company, a dispute involving intellectual property licensing in the franchise restaurant business.
- Served as the lead economics consulting expert on behalf of AMD in the landmark microprocessor antitrust case AMD v. Intel. Led the consulting teams supporting three testifying experts and supervised all economics-related contributions. Advised on overall case strategy and performed economic analysis to assess liability and damages resulting from alleged illegal conduct in the United States, Japan, Korea, and Europe.
- Served as lead consulting expert on damages for an international seed company in a patent dispute over licensing of genetic traits for pesticide resistance.
- Provided economic analysis to the Competition Bureau of Canada in its evaluation of the acquisition of Maple Leaf Sports Entertainment by Bell Canada Enterprises Inc. and Rogers Communications, Inc.
- Developed damages estimates for mediation in an antitrust and intellectual property dispute in the heavy equipment industry involving issues of bundled pricing and exclusive dealing.
PhD, Economics, University of Chicago
MPA, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
BA, Economics, University of Washington
- February 21, 2014
- May 2013
- Judge agrees with Bates White Partner Randal Heeb’s conclusions in ruling that poker is a game of skill, not chanceAugust 23, 2012
- Bates White supports experts in landmark microprocessor antitrust case: AMD v. Intel settles for $1.25 billionNovember 13, 2009
- March 16, 2011
- November 12, 2009
- Implications for the Analysis of Dominant-Firm ConductChicago Journal of International Law, Summer 2009
- Joseph Farrell, Randal Heeb, and Michael Whinston speak at DOJ Antitrust Division's Conditional Pricing Practices workshopWashington, DC, June 23, 2014
- Washington, DC, June 3, 2013
- Randal Heeb, George Rozanski, and Scott Thompson speak about lessons from AMD v. Intel for counseling clientsNew York, NY, March 16, 2011
- New York, NY, May 3, 2011 – May 4, 2011
- Palo Alto, CA, April 13, 2010