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David Kaplan

David Kaplan

Berkeley Research Group LLC1800 M Street NW, Second FloorWashingtonDistrict of ColumbiaUSA20036

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Competition - Economists 2020

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WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

David Kaplan receives widespread commendation for his excellent economic analysis on price-fixing and monopoly issues.


David Kaplan is an executive director, vice chairman, and member of the board of managers at Berkeley Research Group. He specialises in antitrust economics (including matters related to claimed price fixing and monopolisation, by way of example); damage assessment in antitrust and intellectual property matters (including those involving patents and trade secrets, among others); and the analysis of damage issues related to general commercial litigation (including issues related to valuation). He is experienced in analysing economic issues in matters involving possible class certification, having submitted expert reports in many such matters (including a large number related to antitrust issues). Mr Kaplan has testified as an economic expert in federal and state courts (including more than five hearings related to possible class certification), and before arbitration panels and regulatory agencies. He has also testified before Congress on antitrust and competitive policy issues.

Mr Kaplan has served as a consultant to the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Economics, the Department of Justice and the Senate Judiciary Committee. He has published in the field of economics (including a book related to antitrust economics); taught business statistics in the MBA programme at Johns Hopkins University for more than 10 years (including the study of econometrics); and served as a lecturer in economics at George Mason University for 10 years (primarily teaching microeconomics, including the study of market competition). He has lectured at Columbia University, George Washington University and the University of Utah. Mr Kaplan has submitted presentations concerning various economic issues before the American Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar, the Conference Board and Brookings Institution. Mr Kaplan also taught a CLE course in antitrust damages. He received an MA in economics from the George Washington University (in addition to a BA in economics) and a JD from the George Washington University National Law Center (but does not practise law).

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