Kostis Hatzitaskos is an expert in industrial organisation economics. He leads merger review teams for merging parties and government agencies in investigations, both in the United States and internationally. Dr Hatzitaskos has extensive experience in all phases of merger review, including lead trial roles on behalf of the government on US v Aetna/Humana and FTC v Wilhelmsen/Drew, and on behalf of the merging parties in FTC v Sysco/US Foods.
His civil litigation experience involves class certification, liability and damages issues in complex commercial litigation across competition and intellectual property matters. He led a team supporting Dr Matthew Lynde in the landmark Microsoft v Motorola trial, which addressed the determination of reasonable and non-discriminatory (RAND) royalty rates.
Dr Hatzitaskos has co-authored multiple publications on economic methods and the role of experts in antitrust and competition matters, including chapters in reference books and handbooks published by the American Bar Association (ABA) section of antitrust law. A regular speaker and moderator at specialist and scholarly conferences, Dr Hatzitaskos has participated in panels at Stanford, Fordham, Northwestern and George Washington Universities. As of 2018, he is a member of the editorial board of the ABA’s Antitrust Source.