Rigorous analysis for all legal, economic, and regulatory challenges
In today's uncertain, fast-changing, and challenging global economic and business environment, the stakes can be high for leaders making decisions on litigation or their business strategy. In many cases, companies and their counsel look to economists to provide the rigor, expertise, and analytical perspective to advise and help resolve complex matters. Whether it be facing an antitrust case or forecasting growth of a new market, careful economic analysis informs strategy and leads to better decision-making.
Ankura’s economics and statistics team assists clients in developing innovative solutions across a wide array of legal, economic, accounting, and regulatory issues. Our experts are seasoned testifiers who clearly and persuasively explain complex ideas and analyses to the world’s leading governments, businesses, and institutions.
- Antitrust & Competition
We employ sophisticated financial and economic models and empirical techniques to analyze and quantify complex liability, causation, and damages in antitrust matters, including claims associated with:
- Anticompetitive horizontal agreements (price fixing, bid rigging, potential anticompetitive effects of joint ventures)
- Unilateral conduct (predatory pricing, refusals to deal, monopolization via patent fraud)
- Vertical restraints (exclusive dealing, requirements contracting, price squeezing, tying, loyalty rebates, anti-steering provisions, and bundling)
- Merger Advisory Litigation
Our economists routinely advise and testify in regulatory disputes that require the assessment of the degree of competition in the market; the extent to which deregulation would enhance efficiency and social welfare; the effects of alternative regulatory mechanisms; and the determination of regulated prices.
- Regulatory Disputes
We assist clients in matters alleging consumer fraud, employment discrimination, product liability, misleading advertising, and antitrust and securities violations.
- Intellectual Property
Our economists have extensive experience developing and applying financial and economic models to analyze and quantify complex damages claims.
- Economic Damages
Our economists employ economic theory and quantitative methods, grounded in a thorough understanding of market facts and industry history to provide a full range of economic advice and expert testimony regarding issues that arise in litigation, arbitration, and regulatory disputes.
- Statistical Analysis, Econometrics, & Data Analytics
We have extensive experience collecting and interpreting economic data and performing econometric analysis and other quantitative modeling. We identify and critically evaluate potential distortions in the data that might otherwise result in inaccurate damages assessments or inappropriate market conclusions. We frequently handle, prepare, and analyze very large data sets and are able to build data sets from primary sources.
- Labor and Employment Litigation
Our economists conduct analyses and provide expert testimony in wage and hour, employment discrimination, FLSA classification, and various other national and local labor matters.
- Finance and Securities Litigation
Our financial economists and affiliates are recognized for their original and rigorous approach to a wide variety of issues, including insider trading, commercial damages and breach of contract, transfer pricing, and valuation of illiquid and complex assets.
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Our economists have extensive experience in antitrust matters, including claims associated with anticompetitive horizontal agreements (price fixing, bid rigging, potential anticompetitive effects of joint ventures), unilateral conduct (predatory pricing, refusals to deal, monopolization via patent fraud), and vertical restraints (exclusive dealing, requirements contracting, price squeezing, tying, loyalty rebates, anti-steering provisions, and bundling). They have presented their analyses in regulatory and court settings in the U.S. and many other jurisdictions around the world. We have provided financial and economic analysis in over 100 securities class-action cases, including many of the most high-profile securities class actions in the United States, Canada, and Australia.