Intellectual Property and Antitrust Experts Join NERA Economic Consulting

19 November 2012

New York -- NERA Economic Consulting, a leading global provider of economic advice and analysis in business, legal, and regulatory matters, is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Nadia Soboleva and Dr. Guy Ben-Ishai as Senior Consultants in the firm's Intellectual Property and Antitrust and Competition Practices. Dr. Soboleva and Dr. Ben-Ishai are based in NERA’s San Francisco office.

Dr. Soboleva is an economist with deep expertise in industrial organization and international economics. She has specialized in applying economic analysis to client cases involving joint ventures, allegations of price fixing, monopolization, collusion, trade secrets, patents, and copyright issues. She also has extensive experience in advising companies on business strategy based on statistical analyses of large-scale and complex data sets. She has worked with domestic and international businesses on cases in the payment cards, automobile, pharmaceutical, consumer products, medical device, and information technology industries. She joins NERA from Cornerstone Research. Before that, Dr. Soboleva was an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Toronto and a Consultant at the World Bank. Dr. Soboleva received her PhD, MPhil, and MA in Economics from Yale University, and an MA in Development Economics from Williams College.

Dr. Ben-Ishai is an expert in industrial organization and applied microeconomics, with a particular focus in antitrust and intellectual property. He has conducted economic analysis on matters involving tying, bundled discounts, resale price maintenance, exclusive dealing, refusals to deal, predatory pricing, monopolization, mergers, joint ventures, price fixing, market allocation, and patent misuse. Dr. Ben-Ishai also has extensive expertise estimating complex damages, conducting econometric and statistical analysis, and assessing the appropriateness of class certification. Dr. Ben-Ishai received a PhD in Economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a BA in Economics from UCLA. Prior to joining NERA, he was a Visiting Researcher at the University of Toulouse and held positions at LECG, Compass Lexecon, and the Israel Antitrust Authority.

"Dr. Soboleva and Dr. Ben-Ishai are welcome additions to NERA's presence on the West Coast, expanding our antitrust and intellectual property team in the San Francisco office, led by Senior Vice Presidents Dr. Alan Cox and Dr. Lawrence Wu and Senior Consultant Dr. John Scalf," said NERA President Dr. Andrew Carron. "Nadia and Guy bring broad experience and deep expertise that will be tremendous assets to NERA's clients."

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