Robert Kulick is a litigation, deal, and economic policy expert who specializes in antitrust, consumer protection, and the assessment of damages in complex disputes. Dr. Kulick’s experience as a litigation expert includes antitrust liability and damages, class certification, mass torts, and commercial damages. He has substantial experience evaluating the competitive effects of mergers, with particular expertise in transactions involving network industries and the communications and technology sectors. Dr. Kulick also has broad experience advising clients undergoing consumer protection investigations, including numerous matters involving allegations related to dark patterns, junk fees, and the substantiation of advertising claims.
Dr. Kulick's academic research on mergers, competition policy, telecommunications policy, class certification, entrepreneurship, and labor markets has been published in leading scholarly journals and volumes. His research has been cited by the White House and the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit and popular outlets like Axios and Protocol. His research on the grocery industry has also been widely covered in the grocery trade press by outlets including Supermarket News, Progressive Grocer, and Grocery Dive.
Dr. Kulick has received numerous awards for his research on mergers and has been invited to both the US Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission to discuss the relationship between efficiencies and price effects in consummated mergers. Dr. Kulick is an affiliate of the Economics Leadership Council at the University of Maryland, College Park; a member of the American Bar Association; and an affiliate member of the Economic Club of Washington, DC. He is also a Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University Law School.