James Lee



  • Los Angeles


James Lee is an economist who provides economic and statistical analyses to clients involved in complex litigation and consulting projects. Working closely with leading academic and industry experts, Dr. Lee develops econometric models, analyzes complex data, and leads case teams in matters on a broad range of topics, including antitrust and competition, consumer fraud, and product liability.

Dr. Lee’s work has addressed issues in multiple phases of litigation, including class certification, liability, and damages, and has spanned a number of industries, including automobiles, commodities trading, consumer goods, life sciences, and technology.

Dr. Lee’s recent, representative work includes analysis of:

  • Allegations of monopolization against a tech company
  • Allegations of collusion and anticompetitive harm related to commodities trading
  • Antitrust and competition claims made by a federal agency against a tech company
  • Allegations of price discrimination and harm to competition against an automobile manufacturer
  • Economic issues in multiple product liability matters, including those involving consumer goods manufacturers, automobiles, and pharmaceuticals manufacturers

Dr. Lee has published his research in leading academic journals, including American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.


2024 Antitrust in Healthcare


Entrenching and Leveraging Market Dominance in the 2023 Merger Guidelines: Insights from Amgen/Horizon


Amgen Inc.’s Acquisition of Horizon Therapeutics plc

Press Release

Cornerstone Research Promotes Ten Senior Staff to Principal


Alleged Price Discrimination and Unfair Competition among Automobile Dealerships


Alleged Unintended Acceleration and Brake Defects in Automobiles

  • “Algorithms and Advertising: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in False Advertising Litigation,” Panel cohosted by Cornerstone Research, USC Gould School of Law Center for Transnational Law and Business, and USC Marshall School of Business Initiative on Global Competition, 8 March 2023