Victoria Lazear has more than thirty years of experience applying economic theory to issues in litigation and regulation. She provides expert testimony and directs research for expert testimony in a range of practice areas, including labor, antitrust, securities, financial institutions, energy, and regulation. She has assessed economic losses and loss causation for cases in the telecommunications, high-technology, e-commerce and Internet, energy, pharmaceutical, chemical, and financial industries. Ms. Lazear has worked on cases involving breach of contract, economic reasonability of contracts, loss of intellectual property, unfair competition, disparagement, complex valuation, and related economic issues. She has testified in court and in hearings before regulatory commissions.
Prior to joining Cornerstone Research, Ms. Lazear was the founder and president of Applied Economics Partners (AEP), a litigation consulting firm. AEP provided economic analysis and litigation consulting services across a range of practice areas. Before founding AEP, Ms. Lazear was a vice president of Cornerstone Research, where she helped develop the firm’s intellectual property practice. She has lectured on the economic analysis of damages and has taught the economics of regulation and public utilities at the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago. In addition, Ms. Lazear coauthored with Mark Allen and Robert E. Hall “Reference Guide on Estimation of Losses in Damages Awards,” in the Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence.