James Langeenfeld

James Langenfeld
Senior Managing Director

Antitrust; Damages; Labor; Class Action

Dr. James Langenfeld is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura, based in Washington DC. He provides economic analyses and expert testimony for litigation, regulatory actions, and economic policy in a wide variety of industries. This work involves several different types of matters, including antitrust, damages, class actions, labor, mergers, statistical analyses, and regulation’s impact on firms and consumers. He is also serves on the editorial board of several professional journals, and has published numerous articles in journals and books on diverse topics in applied economics and econometrics. Over his 30-year career, he has held positions as managing director at other consulting firms, Director in the Bureau of Economics of the Federal Trade Commission, and Senior Economist at General Motors.

  • Experience

    James’ professional experience includes:

    • Provided analysis of competitive effects of many mergers before the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice.
    • Antitrust expert in the Federal Trade Commission’s Administrative Proceeding in the Matter of Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Board.
    • Contract damages expert in USG Boral Korea Company, Limited v. Byucksan Corporation, in the International Chamber of Commerce, International Court of Arbitration.
    • Class certification expert in re Bearings Cases in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division.
    • Antitrust expert in Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association, Inc. v. Northfield Park Associates, LLC., in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division.
    • Expert on the impact of alleged anticompetitive agreements on Teikoku in re Lidoderm Antitrust Litigation in the United States District Court, Northern District of California.
    • Class certification expert in Alvin Todd, Melody Todd, et al. v. Tempur Sealy International, Inc. in the United States District Court, Northern District of California, San Francisco Division.
    • Class certification expert in United States of America v. State of Florida in the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida.
    • Antitrust expert in Clark Western Dietrich Building Systems, LLC v. Ware Industries, Inc. in the Court of Common Pleas, Butler County, Ohio.
    • Statistical and economic expert in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. DHL Express (USA), Inc., in the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division.
    • Antitrust and damages expert in The Solyndra Residual Trust v. Suntech Power Holdings Co., et al., in the United States District Court, Northern District of California, Oakland Division.
    • Antitrust and damages expert in Mark E. Idstrom v. Alliance Radiology, P.A., et al. in the United States District Court of Johnson County, Kansas.
    • Class certification expert in Lena K. Thodos and David Miller, individually and on behalf of others similarly situated v. Nicor Inc, Northern Illinois Gas Company, d/b/a Nicor Gas and Nicor Energy Services Company d/b/a Nicor Services in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, County Department, Chancery Division.
    • Antitrust expert in Florida East Coast Railway, L.L.C. v. Norfolk Southern Railway Company, before the American Arbitration Association.
    • Patent damages expert in Ateliers de la Haute-Garonne and F2C2 System S.A.S. v. Broetje Automation-USA Inc., and Broetje-Automation GmbH in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware.
    • Patent damages expert in Astra Aktiebolag, et al. v. Andrx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
    • Antitrust and damages expert in Regas Christou, R.M.C. Holdings v. Beatport, LLC, Bradley Roulier, BMJ&J, LLC Inc. in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado.
    • Antitrust expert in All Star Carts and Vehicles, Inc., H.B. Millwork, Inc., and Kussmaul Electronics Company, Inc. v. BFI Canada Income Fund, IESI, Corp., IESI NY, Corp., Winters Bros. Recycling, Corp., Winters Bros. Waste Systems, Inc., Waste Management, Inc., Waste Management of New York, LLC., Allied Waste Industries, Inc.,
    • Allied Waste of Long Island, Inc., and Island Waste Services, LTD, in the United States District Court Eastern District of New York.
    • Competitive effects expert in Sheridan Healthcorp, Inc. v. AvMed, Inc. in the Circuit Court Seventeenth Judicial District In and For Broward County, Florida.
    • Contract damages expert in Robert Bosch GmbH and Robert Bosch (France) S.A.S. v. Honeywell International Inc. f/k/a AlliedSignal Inc., International Chamber of Commerce, International Court of Arbitration.
    • Class certification expert in Carl Blessing et al. v. Sirius XM Radio Inc. in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
    • Trade secrets damages expert in re: Universal Service Fund Telephone Billing Practices, in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas.
    • Antitrust expert in the Pennsylvania Insurance Department in Form A Filings for Highmark, Inc. and Independence Blue Cross.
    • Patent damages expert in United States Gypsum Company v. Lafarge North America, Inc., Lafarge S.A., et al., in the United States Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
    • Class action damages expert in Gray v. Ford Motor Co., Tompkins v. Ford Motor Co., Katz v. Ford Motor Co., Montoya and McLachlan v. Ford Motor Co., in the Superior Court of the State of California County of Sacramento.
    • Trade secrets damages expert in Original IFPC Shareholders, Inc. v. AT&T Wireless Services, Inc., case No. 93 CH 1065, in the Circuit Court of DuPage County, Illinois Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, October 16, 2003.
    • Trade secrets damages expert n DTM Research, L.L.C. v. AT&T Corporation in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland Southern Division.

  • Honors & awards

    • Adolph G. Abramson Scroll for an outstanding article in Business Economics, 2005
    • Listed in Global Competition Review’s The Handbook of Competition Economists, 2005-2018 and the Economist section of An International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers, 1997-2018
    • Honoree, Celebration of the Twentieth Anniversary of the 1982 Merger Guidelines, Department of Justice, 2002
    • FTC Distinguished Service Award, 1993
    • SES Meritorious Service Award, 1992

  • News & events
    • American Bar Association’s Antitrust in Healthcare Conference, 05/18/2018, “Insurance Mergers – Efficiencies and Monopsony Power”
    • American Bar Association’s Antitrust Spring Meeting, 04/12/2018, “Does Crime Pay? Cartel Fines and Damages”
    • American Bar Association, 02/13/2018, “Do ‘Fixes’ Fix Anything? Panel on Antitrust Remedies”
    • American Bar Association, 09/18/2017, “Aspen Skiing and Unilateral Refusals to Deal,” Webinar
    • White and Case, 05/25/2017, “The Impact of Tyson’s on Antitrust Class Actions: Samples and Averages,” Webinar
    • American Antitrust Institute, 02/22/2017, “AAI Healthcare Roundtable: Competition and Healthcare – Enforcement and Policy Priorities”
    • “Emerging Issues in Reverse Payment Settlements: What You Need to Know in 2017,” The Knowledge Group, Webinar, 12/6/2016
    • American Bar Association’s 20th Annual National Institute on Class Actions, 10/19/2016, Small Wagers, Big Results: How the Supreme Court’s Tyson Foods Decision Could Affect your Practice,” Las Vegas, NV
    • American Bar Association, 07/18/2016, “Standard Setting: Key Antitrust Issues & Developments,” Webinar
    • American Bar Association’s Spring Meeting, 04/15/2015, “Fundamentals – Economics,” Washington, DC
    • American Bar Association Section of International Law Webinar, 03/02/2015, “The Role of Economic Analysis in Antitrust”
    • ABA Antitrust Section Spring Meetings, 03/26/2014, “Can We Apply the Rule of Reason Reasonably?,” Washington, DC
    • ABA Annual National Institute on Class Actions, 10/25/2013, “Class Action Landscape: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow,” Boston, MA
  • Insights & innovation
    • “Does Crime Pay? Cartel Fines and Damages,” ABA Economics Committee Newsletter, Vol. 19, No. 2, Spring 2018, 41-46
    • “Reply to Connor and Lande on Cartel Overcharges,” International Journal of the Economics of Business, Vol. 24, Iss. 3, 09/19/2017, 339-343
    • “The Empirical Basis for Antitrust: Cartels, Mergers, and Remedies,” International Journal of the Economics of Business, Vol. 24, Iss. 2, 01/27/2017, 233-250
    • “The Need to Revise the U.S. Non-Horizontal Merger Guidelines,” Concurrences, No. 4, 2016, 51-58. Antitrust Law and Economics of Product Distribution, 2nd ed. (ALEPD 2nd), American Bar Association , 2016, with Quentin Wittrock and Theodore Banks
    • “Economics Tools Used in Merger Control,” 7th ed. The Merger Control Review, Law Business Research, 07/2016, 10-29, with S Murthy Kambhampaty
    • “Hicks-Marshall Conditions and Defining Antitrust Markets for Intermediate Goods,” Research in Law and Economics, Vol. 27, 11/23/2015, 67-90, with Jonathan T. Tomlin, David A. Weiskopf and Georgi Giozov
    • “Bayer or Walgreen’s? The Relationship of Premium and Value Brands in the United States,” Brands, Competition Law and IP, 2015, 25-47 with Wenqing Li and Sophie Yang, edits by Deven Desai, Ioannis Lianos and Spencer Waller
    • “Economics Tools Used in Merger Control,” 6th ed., The Merger Control Review, Law Business Research, 07/2015, 3-19, with S Murthy Kambhampaty
    • “The Role of the Economic Expert in Damages Analyses,” Expert Witnesses, American Bar Association Section of Litigation, 10/6/2014, with Robert Kneuper
    • “Antitrust Economics: Analysis of Alleged Illegal Tying,” The Colorado Lawyer, Vol. 43, No. 10, October 2014, 27- 32, with Raleigh Richards
    • “Asymmetric Price Increase in Critical Loss Analysis: Surreply to Daljord, Sørgard, and Thomassen,” Journal of Competition Law & Economics, Vol. 10, No. 3, 08/2014, 769-772, with Wenqing Li
    • “The Role of Economics in Truncated Rule of Reason Analysis,” Antitrust, Vol. 28, No. 3, 07/2014, with David Eisenstadt
    • “Experts and Expert Depositions in Class Actions,” Class Actions & Derivative Suits, American Bar Association Section of Litigation, 06/03/2014 with Daniel Barsky
    • “The Law and Economics of Class Actions: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow,” Research in Law and Economics, Vol. 26, 05/2014, 1-9, Economic Perspectives on Today’s Business Challenges, 05/2014, 33-39, with Raleigh Richards “FTC v. Actavis: Courts Bring Economics Back to Reverse Payment Cases,” Economic Perspectives on Today’s Business Challenges, 05/2014, 40-43, with Sophie Yang
    • “Chapter 12: Using Econometrics to Estimate Damages,” Econometrics: Legal, Practical and Technical Issues, ABA Section of Antitrust Law, 2nd ed., 03/2014, with Wenqing Li, Greg Leonard, and John Morris), edited by Charles Biggio and Lawrence Wu
    • “Asymmetric Price Increase in Critical Loss Analysis: A Reply to Daljord, Sørgard, and Thomassen,” (Journal of Competition Law & Economics, Vol. 10, No. 2, 02/2014, 495-503, with Wenqing Li
    • “Evaluating the Size of ‘Reverse Payments’ in Light of the Supreme Court’s Decision in FTC v. Actavis,” Competition Policy International Antitrust Chronicle, Vol. 2, 09/2013