Samid Hussain

Senior Vice President

  • New York
  • 212.605.5320

Samid Hussain coheads the consumer fraud and product liability practice at Cornerstone Research. He also serves on the firm’s executive committee and its conflict resolution committee. Dr. Hussain is recognized by Who’s Who Legal as a Global Leader among competition economists.

Dr. Hussain specializes in analyzing economic, marketing, and statistical (econometrics) issues in competition, consumer fraud, product liability, antitrust, healthcare, breach of contract, and intellectual property matters. He frequently consults on economic and marketing issues related to liability, class certification, and damages.

Dr. Hussain has experience in a variety of industries, including automobiles, tech, oil and gas, airlines, genetically modified crops, herbicides, and telecommunications. He has taught courses as a visiting lecturer at Stanford University and instructor at Cornell University.

Dr. Hussain has worked on prominent cases involving allegations of false claims, consumer fraud, product liability, product misrepresentation, product defects, and false and deceptive advertising. He also has substantial experience with antitrust and competition matters, as well as other high-profile litigation in a range of industries.

Automotive matters

Multiple product liability and safety defect cases against major auto manufacturers, such as:

  • Johannessohn, et al. v. Polaris Industries Inc.
  • In re: Toyota Motor Corp. Unintended Acceleration Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation
  • In re: Toyota Motor Corp. Hybrid Brake Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation
Consumer fraud and product liability

Multiple prominent cases involving allegations of false claims, consumer fraud, product liability, product misrepresentation, product defects, and false and deceptive advertising, such as:

  • Deceptive marketing and false advertising allegations involving “All Natural” claims
  • “All Natural” Product Labeling Class Action
  • Deceptive marketing and false advertising claims against several software and hardware companies
  • False Claims Act Suit Involving Title IV Program
  • Ground water contamination cases
  • Multiple MTBE product litigaton against major oil refiners
Antitrust and competition

Dr. Hussain also has extensive experience in a wide range of high-profile antitrust matters, including collusion, price fixing, monopolization, exclusionary practices, and mergers and acquisitions. Representative cases include:

Other litigation

Other notable cases Dr. Hussain has consulted on include:

  • Misrepresentation of mortgages and securitization matter
  • Breach of contract involving software upgrades and updates
Awards and recognition
  • WWL: Global Leader Competition—Economists 2023
  • WWL: Global Leader Competition—Economists 2022
Select publications

Dr. Hussain has coauthored articles published in Antitrust Litigator, Competition, Distribution, Global Competition Review, the American Bar Association’s Indirect Purchaser Litigation Handbook, and other journals and books:

  • “An Economic Approach to Assessing the Reasonableness of Class-Action Settlements,” Antitrust Litigator
  • “Economics of Class Certification in Indirect Purchaser Antitrust Cases,” Competition: The Journal of the Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section of the State Bar of California
  • “Indirect Purchase Litigation Handbook,” (second edition), contributor, American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law
  • “Policy Implications of Increased High School Graduation Expectations,” NYU Law Journal
  • “Accounting for the Effects of Increased High School Graduation Expectations on Pupil Performance and Resource Allocation: Results from New York State,” Economics of Education Review
  • “Exploring the Nexus between Educational Inputs, Distribution of Performance and Incentives: Implications for Higher Standards and School Finance Reform,” Economic Perspectives on Improving Educational Productivity
Select panels and presentations

Dr. Hussain has organized and led/moderated panels and presentations, including:

  • Assessing Quality Effects in Competition Cases: Lessons from Product Liability Litigation” – London (2018)
  • “Who’s in the Driver’s Seat? Assessing Misrepresentation, Liability, and Injury in a World of Complex Automated Products” – San Francisco (2017), Los Angeles (2017), New York (2017)
  • “Does Compliance Matter? Class Actions over Regulated Labels,” American Bar Association (ABA) 62nd Antitrust Law Spring Meeting – Washington DC (2014)
  • “The Supreme Court and Class Expert Testimony: A Renewed Focus on the Predominance Requirement at Class Certification” – Dallas (2014)
  • “The Implications of Recent Supreme Court Decisions for Expert Analysis in Class Actions: Insights from Economics, Marketing, Finance, and Law” – Los Angeles (2014)
  • “Consumer Fraud and Product Misrepresentation Litigation: Insights from Economics, Marketing, Finance, and Law” – San Francisco (2013), Chicago (2013), New York (2012), Washington DC (2012)

Education

Practices