Vedder Thinking | Articles Greg Wrobel and Mike Waters Co-Author Chapter in AAI Handbook
Vedder Price Shareholders Gregory G. Wrobel and Michael J. Waters, members of the firm’s Litigation and Antitrust Practice groups, recently co-authored a chapter in the book Private Enforcement of Antitrust Law in the United States: A Handbook. Joining Mr. Wrobel and Mr. Waters as the third co-author was James Langenfeld. Mr. Langenfeld is Managing Director at Navigant Economics, adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and a former Director for Antitrust in the Bureau of Economics of the Federal Trade Commission. Edited by Albert A. Foer and Randy M. Stutz of the American Antitrust Institute, this work is a comprehensive handbook providing a detailed, step-by-step examination of the private enforcement process, as illuminated by many of the country’s leading practitioners, experts, and scholars.
Mr. Wrobel, Mr. Waters and Mr. Langenfeld’s chapter provides an overview of how to select an economic expert and frame issues for which the expert will provide evidence, and describes the role of economic experts at various stages of a case. Additionally, there is a section with particular emphasis on pretrial gatekeeper motions to exclude economic experts from testifying at trial. The chapter closes with information on the key elements of antitrust claims on which economic experts typically provide evidence, and the common analytical techniques that experts use in antitrust cases.
Information on the Handbook is set forth in the PDF below, with a link to the full text of the chapter authored by Mr. Wrobel, Mr. Waters and Mr. Langenfeld.