Kavan Kucko consults on matters involving labor and discrimination, antitrust and competition, and intellectual property. Dr. Kucko applies his expertise in economics, econometrics, and statistics to support attorneys and experts in all phases of commercial litigation. He leads teams to analyze complex issues related to class certification, merits, and damages.
Dr. Kucko has published research in the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy and International Finance. He coauthored a comment on labor market definition to the joint FTC-DOJ inquiry on merger enforcement.
Dr. Kucko’s experience includes:
Labor, discrimination, and algorithmic bias
- Analyzing compensation rates and bargaining agreements of the men’s and women’s U.S. national soccer teams, and evaluating team revenues in Morgan et al. v. U.S. Soccer Federation Inc., a class action alleging gender pay discrimination
- Assessing pay and promotion rates in connection with a class of employees seeking certification and alleging harm from gender discrimination
- Analyzing hiring, promotion, and termination rates related to a class of employees seeking certification and alleging harm from race and national origin discrimination
- Evaluating employment mobility and compensation in a non-solicitation (no-poach) matter, as well as assessing relevant market, merits, and associated damages
- Analyzing claims of demotion, retaliation, and pay discrimination in connection with alleged discrimination on the basis of gender and national origin
Antitrust and competition
- Analyzing alleged quantity restrictions in an alleged conspiracy to raise prices of raw milk and processed milk products
- Estimating price and quantity effects related to healthcare firm acquisitions
- Evaluating merits claims in Fresenius Kabi USA v. Par Sterile Products LLC et al., a matter involving allegedly anticompetitive exclusive-supply arrangements for a pharmaceutical ingredient
- Analyzing the relevant market and calculating lost profits in Shuffle Tech International LLC et al. v. Scientific Games Corp et al., a matter involving sham litigation.
In Brown et al. v. Madison County, Mississippi, a matter that resulted in a landmark consent decree, Dr. Kucko analyzed the location of traffic roadblocks to determine whether they were more frequently implemented in neighborhoods that are predominantly African-American.
Pro Bono: Impact of Gun Prevalence on Democracy Participation
Cornerstone Research Staff and Affiliated Experts Submit Comments on the Joint FTC-DOJ Draft Merger Guidelines
Cornerstone Research Announces Promotions to Principal
Cornerstone Research Staff and Affiliated Experts Submit Comments to the Joint FTC-DOJ Inquiry on Merger Enforcement
Fresenius Kabi USA LLC v. Par Sterile Products LLC et al.
Morgan et al. v. U.S. Soccer Federation Inc.
Pro Bono: Brown et al. v. Madison County, Mississippi
Class Certification Analysis in Employment Discrimination Litigation
- Pro Bono: Impact of Gun Prevalence on Democracy Participation
- Fresenius Kabi USA LLC v. Par Sterile Products LLC et al.
- Morgan et al. v. U.S. Soccer Federation Inc.
- Pro Bono: Brown et al. v. Madison County, Mississippi
- Class Certification Analysis in Employment Discrimination Litigation
- Shuffle Tech International LLC et al. v. Scientific Games Corp. et al.