Brianna Cardiff-Hicks

Senior Manager


  • Silicon Valley


Brianna Cardiff-Hicks provides economic analysis and expert support in all phases of commercial litigation. Dr. Cardiff-Hicks has experience with matters involving antitrust, breach of contract, labor, consumer fraud, and product liability issues. Her background in empirical economic models enables her to support experts and manage teams performing data-driven economic analyses.

Academic research and publications
  • “The Tragedy of the Uncommons,” with Matthew Brown, Review of Law & Economics 14: 2, 2017.
  • “Incentives for Lawyers: Moving Away from ‘Eat What You Kill,’” with Ann P. Bartel and Kathryn Shaw, Industrial Labor Relations Review 70: 2, 2017.
  • “Do Large Modern Retailers Pay Premium Wages?” with Francine Lafontaine and Kathryn Shaw, Industrial Labor Relations Review 68: 3, 2015.
Honors and awards
  • National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship
  • Institute for Humane Studies Summer Graduate Research Fellowship
  • F. Thomas Bond Outstanding Academic & Leadership Award, University of California, San Diego
  • Phi Beta Kappa
Other activities
  • Referee, Journal of Labor Economics
Previous experience
  • National Taxpayers Union Foundation

Understanding the Growing Interest in Labor Market Concentration


Sprint Corp.’s $3.6 Billion Buyout of Clearwire Corp.