Cornerstone Research, a leading provider of economic and financial consulting and expert testimony, announced today that Craig Malam is joining the firm as a principal based in the San Francisco office.
Dr. Malam has more than a decade of experience consulting on high-profile antitrust and competition matters, with a focus on mergers, merger investigations, and related litigation. He has consulted to merging parties in investigations conducted by the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission, as well as pre-deal risk assessments on behalf of potential acquirers and targets.
Dr. Malam served for seven years as senior economic advisor at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). In that role, he led the economic analyses of numerous mergers, as well as matters involving alleged cartels, monopolization, bid rigging, predatory pricing, and abuse of market power.
Craig brings a wealth of early-stage merger review experience to Cornerstone Research, as well as deep knowledge of industrial organization and competition policy.
“We are delighted to welcome Craig to Cornerstone Research. He brings a wealth of early-stage merger review experience, as well as deep knowledge of industrial organization and competition policy,” said Kostis Hatzitaskos, a vice president at the firm and co-head of the antitrust and competition practice. “His substantial expertise with the software, cloud computing, and consumer electronics industries will complement our merger practice in the technology space, as well as other areas.”
“It is an exciting time to be joining Cornerstone Research, whose experts are regularly retained to assess mergers on behalf of the FTC and DOJ, as well as the merging parties,” noted Dr. Malam. “With updated Merger Guidelines, and increased scrutiny and enforcement expected, I am thrilled to be part of an outstanding team that serves clients in the early stages of merger review in a highly effective and efficient way, particularly as changes to approaches and review practices unfold.”
I am thrilled to be part of an outstanding team that serves clients in the early stages of merger review in a highly effective and efficient way.
Before coming to Cornerstone Research, Dr. Malam was an associate director at an economics consulting firm where he led teams in merger-related matters and consulted on antitrust, competition, intellectual property, and finance issues in a range of industries.
Dr. Malam earned a Ph.D. from the University of Queensland, Australia; an M.A. from the Toulouse School of Economics, France; and B.A. and B.Ec. (honors) degrees from Australian National University.