Antitrust and Competition

Monopolization/Abuse of Dominant Position

Monopolization/Abuse of Dominant Position

In the US, NERA's antitrust experts regularly work on matters involving alleged violations of Section 2 of the Sherman Act brought by private litigants, the federal government, and various state governments. We also assess alleged violations of Section 5 of the FTC Act and state antitrust laws, e.g., the Cartwright Act and the Donnelly Act.  In these matters, we deliver advice to our clients and counsel throughout investigations of alleged predation, tying, foreclosure, price discrimination, refusals to deal, or other allegations of monopoly/monopsony behavior. We regularly participate in presentations to regulatory agencies and provide testimony in federal and state courts. NERA economists have been directly involved in a number of important matters brought under the Sherman Act and the FTC Act, including work on behalf of American Airlines, Rambus, Schering Plough, and Intel. In addition, we often assess proposed practices prior to implementation and offer advice regarding whether there is likely to be a government challenge and, if so, how such challenges can be met.

In Europe, NERA's competition experts have advised on numerous abuse of dominance and monopoly investigations in cases before the European Commission and the national competition authorities of EU member states. These have included inquiries under Article 102 (formerly Article 82), as well as Chapter II of the UK Competition Act and other national legislation on a range of matters including foreclosure, excessive pricing, price discrimination, aftermarkets, refusal to supply, bundling and tying, essential facilities, and predatory pricing. In addition, NERA’s European competition experts have extensive experience in market investigations under UK national law, including the high-profile investigations into Groceries and Airports. And, as increasing numbers of countries adopt and enforce competition statutes, NERA experts are actively providing economic analyses to clients whose practices might be challenged by antitrust authorities throughout the world, such as those in South Africa and China.

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Dr. Lawrence Wu President San Francisco +1 415 291 1007 lawrence.wu@nera.com
Dr. Sumanth Addanki Managing Director White Plains, NY +1 914 448 4060 sumanth.addanki@nera.com
Dr. Jeffrey A. Eisenach Managing Director
Co-Chair, Communications, Media, and Internet Practice
Washington, DC
London
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Dr. Hiroaki Ishigaki Managing Director Tokyo +81 3 6871 7041 hiroaki.ishigaki@nera.com
James Mellsop Managing Director
Chair of NERA's Global Antitrust and Competition Practice
Auckland
Wellington
Sydney
+64 9 928 3290
+64 4 819 2550
+61 2 8864 6536
james.mellsop@nera.com
Dr. Ramsey Shehadeh Managing Director New York City +1 212 345 6089 ramsey.shehadeh@nera.com
Dr. Lauren Stiroh Managing Director White Plains, NY +1 914 448 4143 lauren.stiroh@nera.com
Grant Saggers Director London +44 20 7659 8802 grant.saggers@nera.com
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Dr. Ling Ling Ang Associate Director New York City
Washington, DC
Chicago
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Kevin Counsell Associate Director Wellington
Sydney
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kevin.counsell@nera.com
Dr. Garrett Glasgow Associate Director San Francisco +1 415 291 1029 garrett.glasgow@nera.com
Dr. Alan Grant Associate Director White Plains, NY +1 914 448 4097 alan.grant@nera.com
Dr. Sheng Li Associate Director White Plains, NY +1 914 448 4104 sheng.li@nera.com
Bryan Ray Associate Director White Plains, NY +1 914 448 4004 bryan.ray@nera.com
Dr. Will Taylor Associate Director Auckland
Sydney
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+61 2 8864 6535
will.taylor@nera.com
Dr. Kristin Terris Associate Director Los Angeles +1 213 346 3003 kristin.terris@nera.com
Dr. Elizabeth M. Bailey Affiliated Academic San Francisco +1 415 291 1041 elizabeth.bailey_affiliate@nera.com
Dr. Michael Baye Affiliated Academic Washington, DC +1 202 466 9298 michael.baye.affiliate@NERA.com
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Brussels
London
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Dr. Alan Cox Affiliated Consultant San Francisco +1 415 291 1000 alan.cox.affiliate@nera.com
Dr. Andrew Joskow Affiliated Consultant Washington, DC +1 202 466 3510 andrew.joskow.affiliate@nera.com
Dr. Alyssa Lutz Affiliated Consultant Los Angeles +1 714 545 3000 alyssa.lutz@nera.com
Dr. Thomas McCarthy Affiliated Consultant Los Angeles +1 213 346 3000 thomas.mccarthy.affiliate@nera.com
Linda McLaughlin Affiliated Consultant New York City +1 212 345 5340 linda.mclaughlin.affiliate@nera.com
Todd Morrison Affiliated Consultant Washington, DC +1 202 466 9213 todd.morrison.affiliate@nera.com
Title Type Author
Class Action Lawsuits: Opportunities to Apply Econometrics and Statistics Published Article Dr. Ling Ling Ang, Dr. Jordan Milev, and Dr. John Scalf
Fintech Developments and Antitrust Considerations in Payments Published Article Dr. Ling Ling Ang, Dr. Will Taylor, and Dr. Max Perez Leon
Summary of Recent Antitrust Complaints Against Facebook Brief Dr. Max Perez Leon
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Antitrust Considerations in Payments Published Article Dr. Ling Ling Ang, Dr. Will Taylor, and Dr. Max Perez Leon
Consumer Welfare and Privacy in Antitrust Cases Published Article Dr. Garrett Glasgow and Dr. Chris Stomberg
Effects of Competition Law on Innovation Published Article Bryan Ray
Women & Antitrust: Voices from the Field Book Dr. Lauren Stiroh et al
On the Consistency of the European Commission’s Remedies Practice Published Article Benjamin Loertscher, et al
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