The Vega team and experts provide analyses of the complete range of economic issues arising in antitrust litigation including market definition and market power, market structure, pricing, profitability, and damages. In addition to litigation support, we have experience providing educational presentations to the Court addressing the anticompetitive effects of monopolization.

Vega’s vast expert network includes numerous academic leaders who are well versed in complex economic issues and specialize in a broad array of industries ranging from health care to agriculture. Our experienced testifying experts use qualitative and quantitative methods to provide theoretical and empirical economic analysis.

Example Engagements

  • Benchmark Rate Antitrust Litigation: Our team provided consulting support in a benchmark rate antitrust class action. Investors in this matter claimed that the allegedly rigged benchmark rates diminished their returns on trades, pension plans, and savings accounts. Vega was retained to assist with development of case strategy and overall case management including providing market and technical analytics. The Vega team also provided comprehensive discovery support. 

  • Bond Price Rigging Litigation: Vega was engaged to develop economic analyses and provide technical writing in a matter alleging collusion among bond traders. Our team utilized public data to evaluate the impact of the alleged conspiracy on prices in the bond market.

  • BCBS Antitrust Case: A Vega expert was retained to provide an educational presentation to the Alabama Court regarding the key economic issues in the In Re Blue Cross Blue Shield Antitrust Litigation MDL. This class action was brought by providers and subscribers to enjoin an alleged ongoing conspiracy to allocate health insurance markets. The expert’s presentation included data visualizations that addressed key issues of the case, including an overview of the Alabama health insurance market, defendants’ market share, and financial statistics. 

  • Production in Antitrust Case: Vega was designated as the lead consulting firm for receiving and verifying data produced by a large group of insurance companies. Our team assisted counsel by bridging the gap between the data produced in discovery and the expert analysis, ensuring the data was sufficient for the expert analysis anticipated in subsequent phases of the litigation.

Experts

Jose Miguel Abito

Assistant Professor of Business Economics & Public Policy at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Energy & Environmental Economics
Rajeev Bhattacharya

Professor of Finance at R.H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland

  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Data Science & Statistics
  • Valuation
  • Securities & Finance
Farasat Bokhari

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in the School of Economics and Centre for Competition Policy at the University of East Anglia

  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Insurance & Risk
  • Healthcare & Health Economics
Michael A. Einhorn

Economic Consultant and Expert Witness

  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Technology, Internet & Media
Daniel Gottlieb

Assistant Professor of Economics at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis

  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Insurance & Risk
Sudip Gupta

Clinical Associate Professor of Finance and Business Economics at Fordham University

  • Corporate Finance
  • Valuation
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • FinTech
  • Securities & Finance
Stephen F. Hamilton

Professor in the Department of Economics at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

  • Agriculture
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Valuation
  • Energy & Environmental Economics
Joseph Harrington

Patrick T. Harker Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

  • Antitrust & Competition
John Kagel

University Chaired Professor of Applied Economics and Director of the Economics Laboratory at the Ohio State University

  • Antitrust & Competition
Yizao Liu

Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics, Pennsylvania State University

  • Agriculture
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Energy & Environmental Economics
Samir Mamadehussene

Assistant Professor at Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics

  • Antitrust & Competition
Carlos Noton

Assistant Professor at the Universidad de Chile

  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Consumer Finance
Jon M. Riddle

Principal and Senior Economist at ECONOMIC ASSOCIATES

  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Healthcare & Health Economics
  • Valuation
Wei Tan

Managing Director at Mingde Economic Research Inc. and an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University

  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Data Science & Statistics
  • Valuation
Kosuke Uetake

Assistant Professor in the Yale University School of Management

  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Healthcare & Health Economics
  • Marketing
Jason Winfree

Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology at the University of Idaho

  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Agriculture
Xiaoyong Zheng

Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at North Carolina State University

  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Agriculture