Samid Hussain

Senior Vice President

Contact

  • New York

Education

Samid Hussain heads the consumer fraud and product liability practice at Cornerstone Research. He also serves on the firm’s executive committee and its conflict resolution committee. Dr. Hussain is recognized by Who’s Who Legal as a Global Leader among competition economists.

Dr. Hussain specializes in analyzing economic, marketing, and statistical (econometrics) issues in competition, consumer fraud, product liability, antitrust, healthcare, breach of contract, and intellectual property matters. He frequently consults on economic and marketing issues related to liability, class certification, and damages.

Dr. Hussain has experience in a variety of industries, including automobiles, tech, oil and gas, airlines, genetically modified crops, herbicides, and telecommunications. He has taught courses as a visiting lecturer at Stanford University and instructor at Cornell University.

Dr. Hussain has worked on prominent cases involving allegations of false claims, consumer fraud, product liability, product misrepresentation, product defects, and false and deceptive advertising. He also has substantial experience with antitrust and competition matters, as well as other high-profile litigation in a range of industries.

Automotive matters

Multiple product liability and safety defect cases against major auto manufacturers, such as:

Consumer fraud and product liability

Multiple prominent cases involving allegations of false claims, consumer fraud, product liability, product misrepresentation, product defects, and false and deceptive advertising, such as:

Antitrust and competition

Dr. Hussain also has extensive experience in a wide range of high-profile antitrust matters, including collusion, price fixing, monopolization, exclusionary practices, and mergers and acquisitions. Representative cases include:

Other litigation

Other notable cases Dr. Hussain has consulted on include:

Awards and recognition
  • WWL: Global Leader Competition—Economists 2022
Select publications

Dr. Hussain has coauthored articles published in Antitrust Litigator, Competition, Distribution, Global Competition Review, the American Bar Association’s Indirect Purchaser Litigation Handbook, and other journals and books:

  • “Valuation of Privacy: Assessing Potential Harm from Unauthorized Access and Misuse of Private Information in Consumer Class Actions,” Legal Applications of Marketing Theory, coedited by Joel Steckel (New York University) and Jacob Gersen (Harvard Law School), forthcoming from Cambridge University Press
  • “Damages in Consumer Class Actions,” A Practitioner’s Guide to Class Actions, American Bar Association, November 2021
  • “Legal and Economic Analysis of Personal Data – Related Collective Actions in the UK,”  with Peter Davis, Louise Freeman, and Kate Scott, The Expert Witness Journal, November 2020
  • “An Assessment of Analytical Tools in Product Liability Matters—Perspectives from Economics, Marketing, and Consumer Behaviour,” International Comparative Legal Guide to: Product Liability 2019
  • “Mobile Advertising: An Economic Perspective,” Distribution, Distribution and Franchising Committee, American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law
  • “Empirical Approaches in Assessing Class Certification in Direct Purchaser Price-Fixing Cases,” Global Competition Review
  • “An Economic Approach to Assessing the Reasonableness of Class-Action Settlements,” Antitrust Litigator
  • “Economics of Class Certification in Indirect Purchaser Antitrust Cases,” Competition: The Journal of the Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section of the State Bar of California
  • “Indirect Purchase Litigation Handbook,” (second edition), contributor, American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law
  • “Policy Implications of Increased High School Graduation Expectations,” NYU Law Journal
  • “Accounting for the Effects of Increased High School Graduation Expectations on Pupil Performance and Resource Allocation: Results from New York State,” Economics of Education Review
  • “Exploring the Nexus between Educational Inputs, Distribution of Performance and Incentives: Implications for Higher Standards and School Finance Reform,” Economic Perspectives on Improving Educational Productivity
Select panels and presentations

Dr. Hussain has organized and led/moderated panels and presentations, including:

  • Expert Forum: Cracking the Commonalities and Differences in Data Breach and Data Privacy Cases” – Virtual event (2021)
  • Expert Forum: Economic and Legal Issues in Data Privacy and Data Breach Group Litigations” – London (2020)
  • “Valuation of Privacy: Assessing Potential Harm from Unauthorized Access and Misuse of Private Information in Consumer Class Actions,” presented at a conference at Harvard Law School (2019)
  • Assessing Quality Effects in Competition Cases: Lessons from Product Liability Litigation” – London (2018)
  • “Who’s in the Driver’s Seat? Assessing Misrepresentation, Liability, and Injury in a World of Complex Automated Products” – San Francisco (2017), Los Angeles (2017), New York (2017)
  • “Does Compliance Matter? Class Actions over Regulated Labels,” American Bar Association (ABA) 62nd Antitrust Law Spring Meeting – Washington DC (2014)
  • “The Supreme Court and Class Expert Testimony: A Renewed Focus on the Predominance Requirement at Class Certification” – Dallas (2014)
  • “The Implications of Recent Supreme Court Decisions for Expert Analysis in Class Actions: Insights from Economics, Marketing, Finance, and Law” – Los Angeles (2014)
  • “Consumer Fraud and Product Misrepresentation Litigation: Insights from Economics, Marketing, Finance, and Law” – San Francisco (2013), Chicago (2013), New York (2012), Washington DC (2012)
Press Release

WWL: Global Leader Competition—Economists 2022

Case

Pro Bono: State of Georgia v. Dennis Arnold Perry

Case

Garcia et al. v. Volkswagen Group of America Inc. et al.

Case

Guzman et al. v. Polaris Inc. et al.

Article

Damages in Consumer Class Actions

Case

MacKinnon v. Volkswagen Group Canada Inc. et al.

Event

Expert Forum: Cracking the Commonalities and Differences in Data Breach and Data Privacy Cases

Case

Nemet et al. v. Volkswagen Group of America Inc. et al.

  • “Mobile Advertising: An Economic Perspective,” Distribution, Distribution and Franchising Committee, American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law, January 2011
  • “Empirical Approaches in Assessing Class Certification in Direct Purchaser Price-Fixing Cases,” Global Competition Review, 2010
  • “An Economic Approach to Assessing the Reasonableness of Class-Action Settlements,” Antitrust Litigator, American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law, Summer 2010
  • “Economics of Class Certification in Indirect Purchaser Antitrust Cases,” Journal of the Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section of the State Bar of California, 2001