Michael Topper

Michael Topper
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Who's Who Legal Consulting Experts: Economic Consulting - Competition Economists

Michael Topper heads Cornerstone Research’s Silicon Valley office and served for many years as the head and co-head of the firm’s antitrust and competition practice. He has more than 23 years of experience working with clients in complex business litigation and regulatory proceedings.

Dr Topper consults on a range of liability, damages, and class certification issues in antitrust, regulatory, product misrepresentation, product liability, intellectual property, and contract dispute matters. He has expertise in applying microeconomics, econometrics, statistics, and survey analyses in many market settings. His industry experience includes telecommunications, media, information technology, financial institutions, transportation, manufacturing, and energy.

Dr Topper works with counsel to develop economic and financial testimony for leading academic and industry experts. His consulting assignments include antitrust litigation, US agency and European Commission merger reviews, and Federal Communications Commission proceedings.

He has also served as an expert and submitted testimony in FCC proceedings involving mergers and acquisitions, including Comcast/NBC Universal and Comcast/Time Warner Cable; mobile wireless competition; high-capacity transport services; and broadband Internet access. Dr Topper has testified in Copyright Royalty Board and California Public Utility Commission proceedings.

For 10 years, Dr Topper taught courses in economics and antitrust policy as a lecturer in the department of economics at Stanford University. Prior to joining Cornerstone Research, Dr Topper was on the economics faculty of the College of William & Mary. Before receiving his doctorate in economics, Dr Topper worked as an engineering economist at Bell Laboratories and Bell Communications Research.

Dr Topper studied at Stanford University (PhD, MA, MS) and the University of Virginia (BS).  

WWL says: The “superb” Michael Topper impresses sources with his considerable experience assisting clients with contentious matters before the US courts and regulatory authorities.

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