Antitrust/Competition / United States
Monopolization & Vertical Restraints

Economists at The Brattle Group have extensive experience applying economic theory and empirical techniques to cases involving exclusive dealing, predatory pricing, product tying and bundling, and refusals to deal in order to distinguish between vigorous competition and illegal attempts to establish a monopoly.

In particular, our economists are adept at using both structural and direct evidence to evaluate whether firms have market power; evaluating firm conduct using both long-standing and more recent economic theories of monopolization; and analyzing efficiency explanations for the firm’s conduct. Where the available evidence indicates that a firm’s conduct illegally led to the creation or maintenance of a monopoly, we are skilled at applying the appropriate empirical techniques for estimating damages.