Susan H Manning, PhD is a senior managing director at FTI Consulting, based in the Washington, DC office. She is chief operating officer in the Center for Healthcare Economics and Policy within the economic consulting segment. Dr Manning has over 30 years of economics and litigation consulting experience, including extensive expertise in antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, international trade, and regulatory policy analysis. Dr Manning has provided economic analyses in support of mergers and acquisitions, filed under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, before the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission, and before the European Commission in a broad range of industries.
Dr Manning has experience performing economic analysis in healthcare-related matters. She was the testifying economics expert on antitrust efficiencies arising from the proposed OSF acquisition of Rockford Memorial before the Federal District Court of Northern Illinois. She also was the economics expert testifying on behalf of a hospital in Michigan alleged to have engaged in market allocation.
Dr Manning also provided expert economics analysis of the merger of two providers of healthcare to federal, state and local prisons In addition, she was the lead non-testifying economist in two monopolisation cases brought by hospitals in Louisiana against Blue Cross, performing economic antitrust analysis on behalf of Blue Cross. She was also the lead non-testifying economist in a monopolisation case brought by a hospital in the Philadelphia area against Blue Cross. Dr Manning was the joint non-testifying lead economist on behalf of a group of hospitals in Albany, New York, and in Chicago, Illinois, in class actions brought by employed hospital nurses alleging a conspiracy to fix nurses’ wages. She has also performed economic analysis of an acquisition involving two managed care organisations and performed numerous economic analyses in support of hospital mergers. She was the lead non-testifying economist providing economic and analytical support in ProMedica’s acquisition of St Luke’s Hospital in Toledo, Ohio.