Vandy M. Howell

Senior Vice President

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Vandy Howell is an economist with expertise in industrial organization and labor economics. Dr. Howell focuses on antitrust, intellectual property, marketing, and class certification matters. She has experience across many industries, including cases involving technology and innovation, agriculture, and labor markets. Dr. Howell has served as the head of Cornerstone Research’s San Francisco office.

Dr. Howell has applied economic theory to complicated market settings and developed complex models using econometric techniques. She has consulted on antitrust and competition issues in many high-profile cases, such as:

Dr. Howell regularly speaks and publishes on matters related to antitrust and competition. Who’s Who Legal recognizes her as a leading competition economist. She has taught industrial organization and public policy at the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Howell is vice chair of the Big Data Task Force for the Section of Antitrust Law of the American Bar Association (ABA). She has also co-chaired the section’s Agriculture and Food Committee, and served on the section’s Long Range Planning Committee.

Dr. Howell is one of the founders of the Cornerstone Research Women’s Forum, a series of networking events that foster discussion of thought-provoking topics relevant to women professionals.

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2021 Who’s Who Legal: Consulting Experts

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2019 Who’s Who Legal: Consulting Experts

  • “Working Successfully with Expert Witnesses,” Bloomberg BNA, 2013
  • “Marketplace Realities Get Lost in Class Certification ‘Shortcut’,” Inside Counsel, October 2012
  • “Standards for Assessing Bundled Discounts,” Global Competition Review, 2009
  • “Economics of Antitrust: An Economic Analysis of Resale Price Maintenance,” Global Competition Review, 2008
  • “Economics of Class Certification in Indirect Purchaser Antitrust Cases,” Journal of the Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section of the State Bar of California, 2001

 

 

  • “Big Data as an Antitrust Issue,” American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law, 22 April 2020
  • “AI and Machine Learning: An Overview of the Legal, Technical, and Economic Issues,” American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law, 20 February 2020
  • “Economics of Antitrust Analysis and Policy: The Relevance of Gender,” American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law, 19 November 2019
  • “Consumer Protection Implications of Big Data,” American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law, 14 October 2019
  • “The Intersection of Big Data, Privacy, and Competition,” 7th Bill Kovacic Antitrust Salon, Concurrences Review and the George Washington University Law School, 9 September 2019
  • “Special Report: Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning: Emerging Legal and Self-Regulatory Considerations,” Big Data Task Force for the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law, 26 April 2019
  • “Technology, Big Data, and Juries: What Persuades?,” Antitrust Globally: American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting, 6 April 2016
  • “The Use of Experts in Antitrust Litigation,” GCR Live Antitrust Litigation USA, 9 June 2015
  • “E-Books Opinion: Summer Beach Read or Enduring Classic?,” American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting, 27 March 2014