Bryan Ricchetti is the global head of Cornerstone Research’s economics practice and serves on the firm’s board of directors. Dr. Ricchetti specializes in antitrust and labor matters. He focuses on economic and statistical issues when assessing antitrust impact, market definition, market power, class certification, hiring and compensation decisions, and alleged discrimination. His industry expertise includes technology, online commerce, online search, retail, food and agriculture, education, and sports.
As an expert witness, Dr. Ricchetti has been retained to analyze questions of antitrust impact and damages, and the procompetitive effects of a horizontal agreement. He has been deposed multiple times and has testified at trial in a U.S. federal court.
Who’s Who Legal has recognized Dr. Ricchetti as a Future Leader and Thought Leader in the competition field.
Antitrust and competition
Dr. Ricchetti consults on competition matters involving horizontal price fixing, vertical exclusionary practices, and attempted monopolization or monopsony, among other issues. His recent case experience includes engagements in competition in the technology industry, including online search and online commerce.
Dr. Ricchetti also works extensively on labor monopsony issues, including multiple class actions alleging violations of no-poach agreements. For example, he supported expert testimony in no-poach matters involving McDonald’s and Jimmy John’s.
Dr. Ricchetti works on high-profile matters involving applying statistical analysis to claims of discrimination. In the closely followed Students for Fair Admissions Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College et al., Dr. Ricchetti supported expert testimony related to statistical analyses of alleged discrimination in Harvard’s admissions process.
Dr. Ricchetti has significant experience applying statistical analyses to discrimination claims in various labor markets. He has analyzed pay and promotion outcomes in class action litigation in the financial services, retail, and tech sectors, among other industries.
On behalf of the ACLU of Mississippi, Dr. Ricchetti provided expert testimony in Brown et al. v. Madison County, Mississippi, analyzing the placement of police roadblocks in predominantly African-American neighborhoods in Madison County, Mississippi.
Dr. Ricchetti presents and publishes research on economic and statistical issues that arise in litigation. Together with Justin McCrary of Columbia Law School, Dr. Ricchetti coauthored “Accounting for the Employee-Employer Relationship in Antitrust Analysis,” published in ABA Antitrust Magazine. He also coauthored “Applying Econometrics to Assess Market Definition and Market Power,” a chapter in the ABA Section of Antitrust Law’s handbook on Econometrics: Legal, Practical, and Technical Issues.
Before joining Cornerstone Research, Dr. Ricchetti was an economist at the U.S. Census Bureau and an analyst at MDRC, a public policy think tank.