James Langenfeld

James Langenfeld
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Who's Who Legal Competition: Economists

Dr. James Langenfeld is a senior managing director at Ankura, based in Washington, DC. He provides economic analyses and expert testimony for litigation, regulatory actions and economic policy in a wide variety of industries. This work involves several different types of matters, including antitrust, damages, class actions, labour, mergers, statistical analyses, and regulation’s impact on firms and consumers. He also serves on the editorial board of several professional journals, and has published numerous articles in journals and books on diverse topics in applied economics and econometrics. Over his 30-year career, he has held positions as managing director at other consulting firms, director in the Bureau of Economics of the Federal Trade Commission, and senior economist at General Motors.

WWL says: James Langenfeld is singled out by market commentators for his considerable experience handling economic analyses and regulatory matters in contentious competition proceedings.

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Who's Who Legal Consulting Experts: Experts - Economics - Competition Economists

In addition to his role as managing director at Navigant Economics, Dr James Langenfeld is adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University and editor of Research in Law and Economics. As a consultant, he provides economic analyses in the context of litigation, regulation and economic policy. He has done extensive work in many industries, including healthcare, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, insurance, petroleum, chemicals, motor vehicles, defence and aerospace, tobacco, and other consumer and industrial products.

Dr Langenfeld regularly testifies in litigation, regulatory proceedings, and international arbitration in the US, and in Europe, Canada and other countries. These analyses include economic evaluation of monopolistic practices, price fixing and price discrimination, mergers, damages, class certification, and regulations’ impact on firms, consumers and various employment issues.

His professional experience includes 10 years with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), serving as director for antitrust in the Bureau of Economics. In that role, he managed 45 PhD-level economists and was one of main contributors to the 1992 Horizontal Merger Guidelines and the 1993 Statements of Antitrust Enforcement Policy in Health Care. He also served as a senior economist at General Motors.

Dr Langenfeld has been awarded many honours and has published numerous articles in journals and books on diverse topics in applied economics and econometrics, including analyses of antitrust issues, mergers, intellectual property, the interface of antitrust and intellectual property, class certification, and damages. He is on the editorial board and referees for several professional journals, and serves on the advisory board of a number of professional organisations. He holds a PhD in economics from Washington University and an AB from Georgetown University.

WWL says: James Langenfeld is well known for providing economic insight within the competition field, advising clients on policy issues as well as regulatory and litigation concerns. 

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Consulting Experts which can be purchased from our Shop.

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