Vandy Howell is an economist with expertise in industrial organization and labor economics. She is the head of Cornerstone Research’s San Francisco office. Dr. Howell’s practice area focus has been on antitrust, intellectual property, marketing, and breach of contract matters. She has experience across many industries, including cases involving technological and innovation markets, agriculture, and labor market issues.
Dr. Howell has applied economic theory to complicated market settings and has developed complex models using econometric techniques. She has consulted on many high-profile antitrust cases, such as High Fructose Corn Syrup Antitrust Litigation; Vitamins Antitrust Litigation; Compensation of Managerial, Professional & Technical Employees Antitrust Litigation; Southeastern Milk Antitrust Litigation; E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company v. Monsanto Company; Rambus Inc. v. Micron Technology, Inc., et al.; and Thales Avionics, Inc. v. Matsushita Avionics Systems Corporation.
Dr. Howell has consulted on class certification matters, and she coauthored the study “Economics of Class Certification in Indirect Purchaser Antitrust Cases,” published in Competition, the Journal of the Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section of the California State Bar. In addition, she has taught industrial organization and public policy at the University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Howell chairs the Agriculture and Food Committee of the Section of Antitrust Law of the American Bar Association.