Andrea Shepard

Andrea Shepard
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Who's Who Legal Consulting Experts: Economic Consulting - Competition Economists

Andrea Shepard co-heads the global antitrust and competition practice at Cornerstone Research and is an emeritus professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She specialises in directing competitive analyses for large, complex antitrust litigation and merger reviews. Dr Shepard has worked on cases in the information technology, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, financial services, payment systems, consumer product, petroleum, automobile, and chemical industries.

She has addressed allegations of price fixing, group boycott and other forms of horizontal conduct, as well as claims of monopolization and exclusionary conduct. Her experience includes: American Express v. Visa, In re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation, In re International Air Transportation Surcharge Antitrust Litigation, and LIBOR, foreign exchange, credit default swaps, and U.S. treasuries matters.

In these and other matters, Dr Shepard has been involved in preparing expert testimony for class certification, liability, damages, and settlement. She has experience in all phases of litigation and has assisted counsel at arbitration, mediation, and trial. Dr Shepard has also worked for clients facing investigation by the US Department of Justice.

She has consulted on merger cases for the merging parties or for regulatory agencies. Her merger work includes: Sysco/US Foods, CoStar/LoopNet, Google/AdMob, Thoratec/Heartware, Intel/McAfee and Cingular/AT&T Wireless. She has represented parties and the agencies and prepared white papers and expert testimony for hearings.

Dr Shepard has directed economic analysis and prepared expert testimony for dozens of arbitrations involving the major tobacco firms and the attorneys general for forty-six states related to the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement. She also has worked on matters in which plaintiffs alleged product misrepresentation, and violation of state competition laws or commercial regulations.

Andrea Shepard studied at Yale University (PhD) and Indiana University (BA).

WWL says: Practice co-head Andrea Shepard is a well-known name with extensive experience assisting clients with competitive analysis in relation to merger review and litigation.

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