Dr. Abere has more than twenty-five years of experience providing economic research, data analysis, and expert witness testimony in cases involving antitrust, contracts, intellectual property, and other types of commercial litigation as well as in regulatory proceedings. He has served as a consultant and expert witness on issues of liability, class certification, and damages in cases in U.S. State and Federal courts, including as a court-appointed expert witness in U.S. Federal court. He has also appeared before the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Italian Antitrust Authority, and the French Competition Council.
Dr. Abere’s experience in antitrust and competition cases includes matters involving mergers and acquisitions; price-fixing and collusion; price discrimination; and monopolization and vertical restraints. Dr. Abere’s experience in contract cases includes the economic analysis of contract terms, such as most favored nation clauses, as well as the measurement of damages for breach of contract, including lost profits and disgorgement.
Dr. Abere’s experience spans a wide range of industries, including (with selected clients): pharmaceuticals (GlaxoSmithKline, Amgen); consumer products (the Coca-Cola Company, Philip Morris USA, Miller Brewing); sports (NASCAR, the National Football League); entertainment (Comcast, Bertelsmann Music Group); transportation (Avis Budget Group, US Airways); retailing (Dollar Tree, Albertson’s); financial services (Visa, MasterCard); and chemicals (BASF, DuPont, PPG). Dr. Abere has also provided consulting services to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Canadian Competition Bureau.
Prior to joining Brattle, Dr. Abere was a Senior Economist at Princeton Economics Group, a Senior Manager at Ernst & Young LLP, and an Economist at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. In addition to consulting, Dr. Abere has also held positions at Columbia University, New York University, and Rutgers University, where he has taught courses in industrial organization, microeconomic theory, and the economic analysis of law.
For defendant Service Truck Tire Centers, Inc. in Michelin North America, Inc., and Michelin Retread Technologies, Inc., Plaintiffs/Counterclaim Defendants, vs. Inter City Tire and Auto Center, Inc., and Inter City Retread, Inc., Defendants/Counterclaim Plaintiffs, vs. Service Tire Truck Centers, Inc., Tire Centers, LLC, James Cavanaugh, William McCabe, William Schafer, Andrew Meurer, and Marc Pasquet, Counterclaim Defendants, United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, Greenville Division, C.A. No. 6:13-1067-HMH, and Inter City Tire and Auto Center, Inc., and Inter City Retread, Inc., Plaintiffs, vs. Michelin North America, Inc., Michelin Retread Technologies, Inc., Service Tire Truck Center, Inc., James Cavanaugh, William McCabe and Oscar Simoes, Defendants, United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, Greenville Division, C.A. No. 6:13-2752-HMH, deposition testimony (November 2014).
Aliano et al. v. Templeton Rye Spirits, LLC, Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, Case No. 2014-CH-15667 (filed 2014).
For plaintiffs in RSR Corporation, Revere Smelting & Refining Corporation, Eco-Bat New York, LLC, Quemetco, Inc., Eco-Bat Indiana, LLC, Quemetco West, LLC.,v. Johnson Controls Battery Group, Inc., United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Civ. A. No. 3:13-CV-00862, deposition testimony (December 2013).
For defendant Dollar Tree in Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. et al., v. Dollar Tree Stores, Inc., United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Case No. 11-CV-80638-DMM (February 26, 2015).
For defendant Dollar Tree in Holiday Supermarkets, Inc., vs. Sackett Development Company, Regency Realty Corp., Inc.; USRP I, LLC, and Dollar Tree Stores, Inc., Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, Commerce Division No. 00427 (August 7, 2013; October 27, 2013; and April 11, 2014).
For defendant Dollar Tree in Food Line Management, Inc. t/a Port Richmond Thriftway vs. Dollar Tree Stores, Inc., et al., Court of Common Pleas Philadelphia County, Commerce Division, No. 01629 (September 3, 2013).
For plaintiff Tom Kowa in Tom Kowa, on behalf of himself and a class of all other persons similarly situated vs. The Auto Club Group, a/k/a AAA Chicago, a/k/a Chicago Motor Club, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, Case No. 1:11-CV-07476 (February 28, 2013).
US Airways, Inc. v. Sabre Holdings Corporation, Sabre Inc., Sabre Travel International Limited, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Case No. 11-cv-02725 (filed 2011).
For defendant Dollar Tree in Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. et al., v. Dollar Tree Stores, Inc., United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Case No. 11-CV-80638-DMM
For defendant BDO Seidman in George A. Batchelor and The Batchelor Foundation, Inc. v. Deloitte & Touche, LLP and BDO Seidman, In the Judicial Court of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in and for Miami Dade County, Florida, General Jurisdiction Division, Case No. 02-07135-CA-06
Just Passing Through? Cartel Damages Under The New EU Directive
April 24, 2015
Published in Corporate Disputes Magazine
Fit to be Tied? Antitrust Implications of Collins Inkjet Co. v. Eastman Kodak Co.
April 20, 2015
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Be an Expert in Working with Economic Experts
Published in Perspectives in Antitrust, a publication of the Antitrust Law Section of the American Bar Association
The Economics of NASCAR
Published in The Oxford Handbook of Sports Economics Vol. I, L. Kahane and S. Shmanske (eds.), Oxford University Press (2012)
Using Economics to Measure Consumer Damages in Private Advertising Litigation
In The Adviser, published by the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law Private Advertising Litigation Committee, Vol. 1, No. 1 (2010)
Andy and his wife Lisa live in central New Jersey with their son Spencer and their daughter Amanda. As the parent of a child with autism, Andy has been very active in the autism community.
Andy has served as Chairman of the Board of Spectrum Works, on the Board of Trustees of Eden Autism Services, on the Advisory Board of Autism Family Services of New Jersey and as a volunteer with Special Olympics New Jersey in its cycling competition. He has also served as a presenter at Autism NJ’s annual conference on the topic of evaluating research related to autism.
In addition, he served as one of a select number of public reviewers for the National Institute of Mental Health in evaluating applications for funding for research on autism available under the Obama administration’s stimulus package. Andy founded the Ride for Autism, the nation’s first charity bicycle tour to support individuals with autism and their families.
Columbia University, Ph.D., M.Phil, M.A., and B.A. in Economics