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Selected Expertise

  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Business strategy
  • Bundling and tying
  • Damages estimation
  • Econometrics
  • Energy market analysis
  • Exclusionary conduct
  • Game theory
  • Horizontal and vertical restraints
  • Loyalty rebates
  • Market definition

Randal Heeb, PhD

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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.

Selected Experience

  • 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.
  • In Certain Electronic Devices, Including Wireless Communication Devices, Tablet Computers, Media Players and Televisions, and Components Thereof and Certain Wireless Devices With 3G and/or 4G Capabilities and Components Thereof, two related ITC investigations involving standard-essential patents (SEPs), analyzed the public interest implications of exclusion orders. Evaluated theoretical and empirical evidence of patent holdup and royalty stacking in the wireless telecommunications industry. Supported the testifying expert regarding potential consumer harm and remedies.
  • Served as 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.
  • Provided economic analysis on behalf of tire manufacturers in the UK proceedings regarding private damages claims related to the EU synthetic rubber cartel case. Supported expert Dr. Hans Friederiszick of our European partner, and worked with attorneys on both sides of the Atlantic to quantify potential damages. The case was recently closed by settlement. The terms and conditions of the settlement are confidential.

  • Served as lead consulting expert on damages for an international seed company in a patent dispute over licensing of genetic traits for herbicide 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.

Education

PhD, Economics, University of Chicago

MPA, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

BA, Economics, University of Washington

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