Matrix Economics is a boutique consulting firm that provides economic analysis in legal and regulatory proceedings, including antitrust litigation and merger reviews. With over sixty years of collective experience, the Matrix team brings fresh ideas to identify, develop, and implement cutting-edge analytical solutions to complex problems on behalf of law firms, corporations, and government agencies. Matrix experts are hands-on and actively engaged in developing economic insights and supporting evidence. They deliver litigation-proof analyses that appropriately marry quantitative research with the qualitative record to address the central issues of market definition, market power, and competitive effects.
Axinn combines the skills, experience and dedication of the world's largest firms with the focus, responsiveness, efficiency and attention to client needs of the best boutiques. The firm was established in the late 1990s by lawyers from premier Wall Street firms with a common vision: provide the highest level of service and strategic acumen in antitrust, intellectual property and high-stakes litigation. Axinn’s lawyers have served as lead or co-lead counsel on nearly half a trillion dollars in transactions and, in the last 10 years alone, have handled more than 250 litigations.
Lewis Brisbois is the 9th largest firm in the U.S. boasting 1,300 attorneys in 50 cities serving clients of all sizes in every major industry. Founded 40 years ago in Los Angeles the Firm attributes its growth to remaining true to the core principles of client service and diversity. Members of the LBBS antitrust group advise on strategic transactions ranging from middle market to billions of dollars; represent clients in complex litigation; counsel on a variety of issues; and perform compliance audits. In all engagements, efficiency and effectiveness in pursuit of the client’s best interest is paramount.
Bates White is an economic consulting firm that provides advanced, empirically based economic, financial, and econometric analysis to law firms, corporations, and government agencies. We advise clients on litigation, case development and strategy, assessing and analyzing the relative strengths of economic arguments, and determining optimal strategies for discovery, motions, trial preparations, and settlement.
Dr. Ryan Booth is a Principal at Matrix Economics. He specializes in applying antitrust economics, econometric methods, and industrial organization principles to evaluate the competitive effects of mergers and challenged conduct. Over the course of numerous litigation and merger investigation matters, Dr. Booth has served as a consulting expert in defining relevant markets, assessing market power, and analyzing competitive effects. His practice spans many industries—including airlines, consumer payment cards, healthcare, high technology, and telecommunications.
Prior to joining Matrix Economics, Dr. Booth was a Vice President at Analysis Group, where he worked on a range of antitrust and competition cases. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from New York University.
Jeny Maier has significant experience across all aspects of antitrust law. She regularly advises parties to large M&A transactions on international antitrust notification requirements and substantive competitive issues. She also assists clients with responding to civil and criminal antitrust investigations, and defending related class-action litigation. Jeny also defends clients in high-stakes treble-damage antitrust class action litigation. She works with clients across a broad range of industries, with particular experience in the technology, telecommunications, transportation, healthcare and pharmaceutical fields. Jeny was named a "Future Leader" in competition law by Who's Who Legal in 2017, 2018, and 2019. Additionally, Legal 500 named her a "Bright Rising Star" in the area of antitrust law.
Katie is the managing partner of the Washington, D.C. office of Lewis Brisbois. With more than 25 years of experience, Katie is a trusted advisor to executives and in-house legal departments who rely on her to successfully navigate antitrust and business issues in a range of industries, including in healthcare. She advises on all manner of provider transactions including the construction and operation of national clinically integrated networks. Katie’s experience includes more than 100 transactions requiring review by the DOJ or FTC. Katie also provides day-to-day business counsel on all manner of antitrust and unfair competition (Lanham Act) litigation, distribution arrangements (including those implicating Robinson-Patman Act), buying and selling groups and global corporate compliance.
Nitin Dua specializes in antitrust analysis of mergers and monopolization issues. He has extensive experience leading economic and statistical analyses on several high-profile hospital and insurance merger cases on behalf of federal agencies and private entities. He has supervised economic analyses in major telecom matters, including the merger between AT&T and Time Warner. In addition to healthcare and telecom, Dr. Dua has also worked on engagements involving intellectual property issues in the music industry and antitrust damages in the airlines industry.