With recent changes in case law requiring district courts to make deeper inquiries at the class certification stage, a systematic treatment of the economics of class certification takes on greater importance. We employ relevant economic theories and quantitative techniques to examine testable implications of class-wide common impact and suitability of class-wide treatment. Our professionals have testified on behalf of joint defense groups opposing class certification and have critically assessed economic interpretations of common impact made by opposing economic experts.
- Retained to work 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.
- Submitted written and deposition testimony in In re Delta/AirTran Baggage Fee Antitrust Litigation in connection with an alleged conspiracy to reduce capacity in Atlanta and introduce a first-bag fee.
- Provided expert report and deposition testimony in an analysis of class certification issues in In re Ready-Mixed Concrete Antitrust Litigation.
- Served as a testifying expert on behalf of a health insurance company defending allegations that it artificially depressed reimbursement rates to certain medical providers.
- In In re Pharmaceutical Industry Average Wholesale Price Litigation, served as the testifying expert on issues of common impact, feasible damage methodologies, and merits on behalf of a joint defense group of leading pharmaceutical manufacturers.
- Directed economic and statistical analysis for a top-tier academic expert working on behalf of a proposed class of agricultural producers involved in price-fixing litigation under multiple state indirect purchaser statutes.