Allegations of “No-Poach” Hiring Agreement Between Tech Firms

Cornerstone Research was retained to assess the effect of an alleged recruiting and hiring conspiracy between two competitors.

The Department of Justice investigated allegations that two technology companies caused anticompetitive harm by bilaterally agreeing not to hire or recruit one another’s employees. Counsel for one of the parties retained Cornerstone Research to analyze this alleged conspiracy between the two companies.

We conducted statistical analyses to assess whether there was evidence of coordinated behavior not to hire or recruit. In addition, we analyzed whether such an alleged conspiracy would be likely to have a negative impact on employees of the two firms.