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Jeff Zhang is a Principal in Bates White’s Antitrust and Competition Practice. He has extensive experience leading teams in supporting expert report development, providing economic analysis for large-scale litigation, and reviewing and processing large and complex data sets. Mr. Zhang has expertise working for regulators as well as private clients and has worked on a wide variety of matters, with a primary focus on antitrust work relating to mergers, monopolization, and price-fixing cases. Recent significant cases he was worked on include the Google search matter United States et al. v. Google LLC and In re National Football League Sunday Ticket Antitrust Litigation. Mr. Zhang’s other work has included matters in the automotive, financial services, media and entertainment, electronics, and telecommunications industries.


BS, Economics, Duke University (magna cum laude)

Selected Work

Selected Experience

  • On behalf of plaintiffs in A.A. et al. v. Nancy T. Buckner and with guidance from child welfare advocacy organizations, led the team performing economic and statistical analysis related to certain aspects of the Alabama Department of Human Resources' administration of the foster care system, including over-institutionalization of children in intensive residential facilities.
  • On behalf of the defendant in a mass torts insurance dispute that sought to limit overpayment of claims, assessed whether plaintiff settlement proposals were reasonable. Led the team supporting the expert in the analysis and in report, deposition, and arbitration preparation.
  • On behalf of the merging parties in the aerospace industry, served as team lead to support the client’s response to the FTC’s Second Request.
  • Led the team providing consulting services to counsel regarding initial overcharge estimates and data analysis on behalf of an opt-out plaintiff in price-fixing litigation related to an electronic component.
  • In United States et al. v. Google LLC, supported the expert in report and deposition and trial preparation on behalf of the Department of Justice, which alleged that Google foreclosed competition for internet search by denying general search engine competitors access to vital distribution channels and scale, thereby thwarting innovation and harming consumers and advertisers.
  • In the Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.–Qiagen N.V. merger, oversaw the cleaning and preparation of transactional sales data to perform a retrospective analysis of competition in a previous acquisition.
  • In In re Capacitors Antitrust Litigationsupported the expert in submitting expert reports on behalf of several direct action plaintiffs that include large electronic component distributors and contract manufacturers, including Avnet. A California federal jury returned a verdict for Avnet in the amount of $89.2 million.
  • In a market manipulation case, oversaw cleaning and preparation of large and complex financial data for a large team of consultants. Assisted in developing a methodology to calculate damages.
  • In an arbitration between two major telecommunications companies over fair market value for a contract, supported the expert’s testimony. Oversaw and conducted industry research on the contractual terms that best reflect fair market value.
  • In the matter Australian Consumer and Competition Commission v. Informed Sources, on behalf of the ACCC in its Federal Court of Australia proceedings, supported the expert’s analysis of whether the retail gasoline price information provided by Informed Sources lessened competition. 
  • In SOCAN-Re:Sound Pay Audio Services Tariffs, 2007–2016 (Copyright Board of Canada proceeding), supported the expert’s written testimony on behalf of Stingray Digital in litigation involving performing rights royalties for pay audio services. 
  • On behalf of various indirect end payor classes of consumers and businesses that purchased or leased new cars, analyzed sales and impact of alleged price-fixing and bid-rigging of automotive components that are incorporated into new vehicles.
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