2019 Who’s Who Legal: Competition Economists


Cornerstone Research staff and affiliated experts were selected for this 2019 list of the leading competition economists from around the world.

LondonWho’s Who Legal named Cornerstone Research affiliated experts and staff in its 2019 listing of ‘the leading competition economists from around the world … for their world-class work providing expert knowledge and testimony in complex antitrust matters.’ The following senior advisers and staff appear in the listing of top competition economists:

Academic Experts
  • John Asker, University of California, Los Angeles
    ‘Draws widespread praise from peers who applaud his deep understanding of antitrust policy and strong testifying experience.’
  • Timothy F. Bresnahan, Stanford University
    ‘A well-established figure in the US market where he enjoys a stellar reputation for his deep understanding of competition economics and econometrics.’
  • Kenneth Elzinga, University of Virginia
    ‘A world-class economist who enjoys a sterling reputation in the market for his leading knowledge of competition economics.’
  • Gautam Gowrisankaran, University of Arizona
    ‘Endorsed by peers thanks to his far-ranging knowledge of merger review and related contentious proceedings.’
  • Justin McCrary, Columbia Law School
    ‘Draws high praise from sources who commend his work on economic market analysis, noting he is “exceptionally hands on” and “extremely helpful in determining the facts.”’
  • Aviv Nevo, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
    ‘Esteemed by market sources thanks to his profound ability in economic analysis relating to a range of competition matters, including merger review.’
  • Peter C. Reiss, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
    ‘A seasoned competition expert who has a remarkable facility for providing first-class economic analysis on damages and price-fixing cases.’
Senior Staff
  • Rahul Guha, Chicago
    ‘Highly recommended by market sources who praise his strong expertise when it comes to complex antitrust litigation proceedings.’
  • Vandy M. Howell, San Francisco
    ‘A well-recognised name in the US market where she is held in high regard for her excellent work testifying and advising on complex competition issues.’
  • Michael C. Keeley, Silicon Valley
    ‘Impresses market sources with the first-rate expert testimony and economic analyses he delivers to clients.’
  • Darwin Neher, New York
    ‘“A very accomplished economist” effuse sources who commend his “client-oriented approach.”’
  • Dina Older Aguilar, San Francisco
    ‘Recognised as “a very smart economist” who is “extremely impressive” when it comes to advising on merger-related matters.’
  • Celeste Saravia, San Francisco
    ‘A “well-prepared, smart and knowledgeable” competition expert who is “an excellent witness in court.”’
  • Andrea Shepard, San Francisco
    ‘A “very smart and senior figure” in the US market who is held in high esteem thanks to her expert handling of merger review proceedings.’
  • Michael D. Topper, Silicon Valley
    ‘Stands out among peers thanks to his impressive work handling sophisticated competition regulation and contentious proceedings.’


Gus Sellitto
Byfield Consultancy
Terri Viera
Cornerstone Research