Experts in Antitrust and Intellectual Property
- Michael J. Doane
- R. Lawrence Van Horn
- Luke M. Froeb
- Suzanne M. Buckley
- Brett L. Reed
- Brijesh Pinto
- David S. Sibley
- William Schmidt
- Simon J. Wilkie
- Mikhael Shor
- Michael A. Williams
- Steven Tschantz
Michael J. Doane
Director, Emeryville, CA
Mr. Doane has over 25 years of experience conducting economic research in the areas of antitrust, regulation, and complex business litigation. He has been named as an expert, given testimony, and made presentations before regulatory commissions in more than 15 states and before courts of law and arbitration panels. He served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Justice in the Microsoft antitrust case and has participated in some of the largest merger investigations in U.S. history, including those associated with the proposed combinations of Oracle and PeopleSoft, Exxon and Mobil, MCI WorldCom and Sprint, and Pepsico and Quaker.
Mr. Doane has served as a consulting economist in price-fixing matters involving numerous industries, including vitamins, methionine, rubber chemicals, memory chips, heavy-lift vessels, funeral services, wood products, and nurses wages, among others. His articles have appeared in such academic journals as the Journal of Law and Economics, the Journal of Law, Economics & Organization, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Yale Journal on Regulation, the Journal of Public Economic Theory, and the Energy Journal, among others.
Before joining Competition Economics LLC, Mr. Doane was a director at ERS Group and a principal of Analysis Group, Inc., where he managed the firm’s San Francisco office and served on the board of directors.
Mr. Doane holds an MA in economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a BA in economics from the University of Connecticut.
R. Lawrence Van Horn
R. Lawrence Van Horn is a Professor of Health Care Management and Faculty Director of the Health Care Program at the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. He is a leading expert and researcher on health care management and economics.
Professor Van Horn's research on health care organizations, managerial incentives in nonprofit hospitals, and the conduct of managed care firms, has appeared in such leading publications as the Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Law and Economics, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Medical Care, Medical Care Research and Review, Journal of Public Budgeting and Financial Management, and Harvard Business Review. Professor Van Horn's current research interests include nonprofit conduct, governance and objectives in health care markets, and the measurement of health care outcomes and productivity.
Prior to joining Owen, Professor Van Horn served as Associate Professor of Economics and Management at the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester, where he created and served as Director of the Institute for Health Care Management. While at Simon, he developed and coordinated all health science programs, including the school's MBA in health care and various non-degree executive programs. He has been honored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Fellow and has presented at numerous leading seminars and conferences sponsored by industry, government, and academic institutions. Professor Van Horn has conducted industry research for such organizations as Kodak Health Imaging, Health Care Financing Administration, Kaiser Family Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He has also consulted for national consulting firms, managed care organizations, pharmaceutical firms, and foreign governments.
Professor Van Horn holds a PhD from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and BA, MPH, and MBA degrees from the University of Rochester.
Luke M. Froeb
Luke M. Froeb is the William C. and Margaret M. Oehmig Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. In July 2005, Professor Froeb completed a two-year term as Director of the Bureau of Economics at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, where he managed economic impact analyses of U.S. antitrust and consumer-protection laws. In this capacity, his major accomplishments included clarifying the role of economic structural models – such as merger simulation modeling, auction models, and bargaining models – and contributing to analysis of bundling, cartel investigations, oil merger investigations, and gasoline pricing.
Over the past 20 years, Professor Froeb has been a leading figure in the economics of competition policy. His models have been applied widely in the area of merger analysis, and his publications have appeared in a number of prominent academic journals, including Antitrust Law Journal and Journal of Industrial Economics. In addition, Professor Froeb has spoken around the world on a wide variety of topics, including antitrust, mergers, law and economics, and patent damages. He is the co-author of the papers “A Variance Screen for Collusion” (published in International Journal of Industrial Organization) and “What is the Effect of Bid-Rigging on Prices?” (published in Economics Letters). He has created or collaborated on several economic software products, including software written for the U.S. Department of Justice, and has been honored with multiple grants and awards.
Professor Froeb holds a PhD in economics from the University of Wisconsin and an AB in economics from Stanford University.
Suzanne M. Buckley
Ms. Buckley has over 10 years of research and consulting experience in litigation matters, primarily involving intellectual property, breach of contract, false advertising, and unfair business practices. She specializes in the assessment of competitive and economic factors impacting patent infringement damages and valuation, and has acquired an extensive understanding of patent licensing rates and practices in high-tech industries, including semiconductors, medical equipment, and computer hardware. Previously, Ms. Buckley taught economics and worked on USAID-funded projects to implement legal and institutional reforms.
Ms. Buckley holds an MA in economics from the University of Maryland, College Park and a BA in economics and mathematics (with distinction) from Swarthmore College. She is fluent in French and Arabic.
Brett L. Reed
Director, Los Angeles
Mr. Reed specializes in the economic analysis of intellectual property, including the assessment of economic alternatives, lost profits, price erosion, reasonable royalties, and other valuation/damages issues. He also has extensive experience providing detailed analyses and expert reports evaluating antitrust issues and economic damages associated with false advertising, antitrust, fraud, termination, and business interference claims.
Mr. Reed has frequently served as an expert witness on significant patent infringement matters and has testified on patent infringement damages in trial in district courts across the United States. He has also provided testimony in trial and arbitrations in other matters throughout America and in Sweden.
In his 25+ years as an economic consultant, Mr. Reed has worked on projects covering hundreds of companies from numerous high-technology industries, including consumer electronics, information services, semiconductors, computers and components, TVs and displays, software and games as well as the telecommunications (including cell phones and mobile networks), broadcasting, automotive, biotechnology and medical equipment industries.In addition to leading to expert testimony, these efforts include assisting in the evaluation and negotiation of patent license agreements.
With extensive, continuous exposure to leading company and industry information sources, Mr. Reed has acquired a comprehensive knowledge of the competitive, licensing and financial environments of high-tech industries. He also has expertise with economic analysis in a number of other industries, including real estate, construction, entertainment, and consumer goods. He has also written and lectured on patent damages and intellectual property valuation.
Mr. Reed holds an MA in economics from the University of California at Los Angeles and a BA in economics from the University of California at Irvine.
David S. Sibley
David S. Sibley is the John Michael Stuart Centennial Professor of Economics at the University of Texas at Austin. In October 2004, he completed an 18-month term as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economic Analysis in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, the highest-ranking economics position in the Antitrust Division. While at the Antitrust Division, Professor Sibley supervised all economic analysis (including both merger and non-merger investigations) and directed the Division’s Economic Analysis Group. In this capacity, he contributed to the economic analysis of general policy issues, such as vertical restraints, including bundled loyalty discounts and vertical mergers. He also represented the in OECD discussions on vertical foreclosure.
During the past 30 years, Professor Sibley has carried out extensive research in the areas of industrial organization, microeconomic theory, and regulation. His publications have appeared in a number of leading economic journals, including the Journal of Economic Theory, Review of Economic Studies, Rand Journal of Economics, American Economic Review, Econometrica, and the International Economic Review, among others. He is also a co-author (with Steven J. Brown) of a leading textbook on monopoly pricing, The Theory of Public Utility Pricing, which was published by Cambridge University Press.
Professor Sibley has consulted extensively for various firms and agencies, both in the United States and abroad, on antitrust and regulatory matters. He served as a consultant to the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in the Microsoft antitrust case, including both trial and remedy phases. He has also served as a consultant to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on several matters involving the competitive effects of horizontal and vertical mergers.
Professor Sibley holds a PhD in economics from Yale University and a BA in economics from Stanford University.
Mr. Schmidt has been providing research and consulting services on intellectual property, patent valuation, finance, and antitrust matters for over seven years. His areas of expertise include the analysis and effective presentation of complex financial data, corporate finance, and the assessment of patent damages issues. Mr. Schmidt has assisted counsel and witnesses with expert report, deposition, and trial preparation. His broad experience has covered multiple industries, including computer software and hardware, biotechnology, entertainment, telecommunications, and finance.
Mr. Schmidt holds an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a B.A. in economics from Pomona College. He is fluent in Spanish.
Simon J. Wilkie
Director, Los Angles
Simon J. Wilkie serves as Chairman and Professor of Economics at the University of Southern California. He also serves as a co-director for the Center in Law, Economics, and Organization at the USC Law School. Prior to joining USC, he was an Assistant Professor of Economics at the California Institute of Technology and a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Communications Research. Professor Wilkie's research focuses on game theory, its application to business strategy, economic, and regulatory policy design, and the economics of the communications industries. His most recent research is on the wholesale telecommunications market, and the concept diversity in media markets. He was also formerly a faculty member of Columbia University and the University of Rochester.
Professor Wilkie served as Chief Economist at the Federal Communications Commission from July 2002 to December 2003, reporting to Chairman Michael Powell. The major proceedings during his tenure include: the Triennial Review of wireline competition policy; the Biennial Review of media ownership regulations; the regulatory framework for broadband; the creation of secondary markets for spectrum licenses; the EchoStar/Hughes (DirecTV) merger transaction; the ATT Broadband/Comcast merger; and News Corp's acquisition of a controlling interest in Hughes (DirecTV).
Professor Wilkie is on the editorial board of the Journal of Public Economic Theory and the International Journal of Communication. His work has been widely published on subjects of spectrum auctions, game theory, and telecommunications regulations in leading scholarly journals, including: Economic Theory, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Games and Economic Behavior, Journal of Regulatory Economics, Review of Economic Studies, and Social Choice and Welfare.
Professor Wilkie holds an MA and PhD in economics from the University of Rochester and a BComm in economics from the University of New South Wales.
Mikhael Shor is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University, where he specializes in the study of behavioral game theory and its applications to firm-level decision making.
Professor Shor has authored many scholarly articles on auctions, behavioral aspects of marketing, and electronic commerce. His research has appeared in such journals as Games and Economic Behavior, Journal of Management Information Systems, Economic Theory, Journal of Economic Psychology, and Contemporary Accounting Research. He has participated in merger analysis and strategic game theory consulting for several companies - in industries ranging from banking to online auctions. Professor Shor is also an active teacher. He has taught game theory, industrial organization, pricing strategies, economics of networks, and law and economics. His educational innovations and materials have been featured in Science, Scientific American, and The Wall Street Journal.
Professor Shor holds a BA from the University of Virginia and an MA and PhD from Rutgers University.
Michael A. Williams
Director, Emeryville, CA
Cell phone: 925-200-5515
Dr. Williams specializes in analyses involving antitrust, industrial organization, and regulation. He has provided written and/or oral testimony before the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia; U.S. District Court, District of Kansas; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas; U.S. Court of Federal Claims; State of Connecticut, Superior Court; State of Nevada, Gaming Commission and State Gaming Control Board; Public Utilities Commissions in Arkansas, Hawaii, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Texas, and Washington; and before the American Arbitration Association.
Dr. Williams has been retained as an economic consultant by the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, and the Canadian Competition Bureau.
Dr. Williams has published articles in a number of academic journals, including the American Economic Review, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Journal of Industrial Economics, Economics Letters, Journal of Public Economic Theory, Behavioral Science, Review of Industrial Organization, Antitrust Bulletin, Texas Law Review, and Yale Journal on Regulation.
Previously, Dr. Williams was an economist with the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division. He holds a BA in economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara and an MA and PhD in economics from the University of Chicago.
Steven Tschantz is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Vanderbilt University, where he has taught since 1984. His areas of specialization include logic, universal algebra, and computer algebra. Among his classes at Vanderbilt, he teaches mathematical modeling in economics.
Professor Tschantz has devised, developed, and programmed simulation models to address such economic issues as the effects of merger efficiencies on consumers; the price effects of post-merger product repositioning; competition among firms with capacity constraints; and the effects of assumed demand for simulating post-merger equilibrium.
Professor Tschantz has published research on these topics that have appeared in such journals as the Journal of Industrial Economics, European Competition Journal, and the Review of Industrial Organization, among others. He has consulted on merger investigations in a variety of industries, including long-distance telecommunications, health care, cable TV, parking systems, and soft drinks.
Professor Tschantz holds a PhD in mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley.
- Vanessa Abernathy
- Forbes Belk
- Ryan Ford
- Kimiko Hayashi
- Gilberto Moreno-Lopez
- David Park
- Leslie Park
Ms. Abernathy has a BA in global economics from UC Santa Cruz and an MA in economics from the University of San Francisco.
Mr. Belk has a BA in Economics and Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Mr. Ford has a BA in economics from San Jose State University and an MA in economics from San Jose State University.
Ms. Hayashi has a BA in economics from Utah State University and an MS in economics from Utah State University.
Mr. Moreno-Lopez has a BA in economics and development studies from UC Berkeley.
Mr. Park has a BA in economics and sociology-organizational studies from UC Davis.
Ms. Park has a B.A. in economics from UC Berkeley.