Antitrust Expert Dr. Chetan Sanghvi Joins NERA Economic Consulting

18 March 2013

Washington, DC -- NERA Economic Consulting, a leading global provider of economic advice and analysis in business, legal, and regulatory matters, is pleased to announce that former US Federal Trade Commission economist Dr. Chetan Sanghvi has joined the firm as a Senior Vice President in NERA's Antitrust and Competition Practice. Dr. Sanghvi is based in NERA's Washington, DC office.
Dr. Sanghvi is an expert in the field of industrial organization and antitrust economics, with a specialization in the analysis of liability and damages in competition and commercial litigation. He has evaluated the competitive impacts of numerous proposed corporate mergers in the US, Canada, and Europe and has extensive experience providing expert economic and statistical testimony in antitrust cases, as well as matters involving alleged trademark and patent infringement, breach of contract, and Lanham Act violations. His expertise covers issues involving horizontal and vertical mergers; vertical restraints, including M.A.P. requirements, distribution, licensing and after-market issues; pay-for-delay; collusion; and foreclosure and exclusion.

"Dr. Sanghvi's experience as a senior economist, an antitrust and public policy practitioner, and a respected academic is a welcome addition to the leadership of NERA’s Antitrust and Competition Practice in Washington, DC," said NERA President Dr. Lawrence Wu. "Chetan brings a wealth of practical expertise in the economic analysis and exposition of competition policy and damages that will be a tremendous asset to NERA's clients." 

Dr. Sanghvi joins NERA from the Federal Trade Commission, where he was Economics Advisor to the office of Commissioner Brill, the testifying economics expert in numerous competition matters and the lead economist on major FTC litigations such as FTC v. Whole Foods. While at the FTC, he was also the lead economist on an inter-agency Presidential task force on pricing and competition in the oil industry and provided technical aid and training to the Competition Commission of India. His work at the FTC covered numerous industries, including health care, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, search engines and the internet, consumer and industrial products, entertainment, and retail services. Before that, he held senior positions at several economic consulting firms, including Senior Consultant at NERA. Dr. Sanghvi has taught graduate economic theory at New York University, and industrial organization, antitrust policy, and game theory at Johns Hopkins University, Rutgers University, and Trinity College (Hartford). He holds a PhD in economics from Rutgers University and a BA in economics from Northwestern University.

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