Economics Expert

for Antitrust Case

The need

Attorneys representing a wood pellet producer in its antitrust case against a wood pellet grill manufacturer needed an economist to consult on the case. The plaintiff alleged that the defendant violated the Sherman Act by barring distributors that bought and sold its grills from selling wood pellets made by other manufacturers, thus exerting unfair control over the wood pellet market. Due to the nature of the case, the ideal expert would need significant antirust experience.

Our approach

From conversations with the client, we understood that they had several key requirements for this expert. First, the expert would need to be a prominent subject matter expert. Secondly, they would need to be personable and likable enough to convey information to a jury in a way that was easy to understand. With these details in mind, we went to work to find the perfect candidate.

The expert

We found an expert with multiple degrees in economics and public policy from top universities. Her career of over 20 years included work as an economist and 10 years dedicated to serving as a consultant and litigation expert with antitrust as a focus area. She had served extensively as a testifying expert in cases involving a wide variety of industries including consumer products. This experience made her well versed in the art of effectively conveying testimony in jury trials.