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Summary

Leo Cohen is a Manager in Bates White’s Antitrust and Competition Practice, where he assists in the preparation of economic expert testimony and provides consulting support in both cartel litigation and mergers matters. He has considerable experience leading teams in the review and processing of large and complex data sets. Mr. Cohen has worked on a variety of matters, with a primary focus on price-fixing litigation and merger review; his work has included matters in the electronics, telecommunications, and financial services industries. Many of these matters culminated in expert report submissions or presentations to government agencies.

Education

BS, Systems Engineering, George Washington University (magna cum laude)

Selected Work

Selected Experience

  • In a multinational merger, oversaw data processing and analyses for a large team of consultants. Assisted counsel in responding to requests for information from the Department of Justice (DOJ), European Commission, and Competition Bureau Canada, by coordinating with numerous client contacts. 
  • On behalf of 14 state Attorneys General in the Sprint T-Mobile merger, analyzed party congestion models to determine the effects of the merger on parties’ network infrastructure and capabilities.
  • In In re Capacitors Antitrust Litigation, oversaw cleaning and preparation of large and complex sales databases from disparate sources and developed damages methodology to apportion capacitors sold internationally to final products sold in the United States.
  • Assessed the competitive effects of a proposed international merger involving the processing of scrap metals. 
  • On behalf of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., supported the expert in analyzing the likely competitive effects of Sinclair’s acquisition of regional sports networks originally owned by 21st Century Fox.
  • Supported experts’ testimony before the Copyright Royalty Board in a proceeding to determine the appropriate allocation of royalties that cable systems paid for their retransmission of distant broadcast television signals.
  • Provided support to the expert in the LIBOR-based Financial Instruments Antitrust Litigation on behalf of a class of over-the-counter plaintiffs—the OTC class—that filed a class action lawsuit against the global banks that set US Dollar LIBOR.
  • In a market manipulation case, cleaned and prepared large and complex financial data as part of a team of consultants. Assisted in developing a methodology to calculate damages.
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