Samid Hussain

Senior Vice President

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  • New York

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Samid Hussain heads the consumer fraud and product liability practice at Cornerstone Research. He specializes in analyzing economic, marketing, and statistical (econometrics) issues in competition, consumer fraud, product liability, antitrust, healthcare, breach of contract, and intellectual property matters. Dr. Hussain consults on economic issues related to class actions, including liability, class certification, and damages. He has also conducted and applied survey analyses in complex market settings. Dr. Hussain has experience in a variety of industries, including automobiles, high technology, 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 several prominent cases involving allegations of false claims, consumer fraud, product liability, product misrepresentation, product defects, and false and deceptive advertising, including:

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 notable cases Dr. Hussain has consulted on include:

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:

  • 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
  • “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
  • An Assessment of Analytical Tools in Product Liability Matters—Perspectives from Economics, Marketing, and Consumer Behaviour,” International Comparative Legal Guide to: Product Liability 2019
  • “Empirical Approaches in Assessing Class Certification in Direct Purchaser Price-Fixing Cases,” Global Competition Review
  • “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, vol. 10, no. 1
  • “Mobile Advertising: An Economic Perspective,” Distribution
  • “An Economic Approach to Assessing the Reasonableness of Class-Action Settlements,” Antitrust Litigator
  • “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

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)
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.

Case

Students for Fair Admissions Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College et al.

Article

Legal and Economic Analysis of Personal Data–Related Collective Actions in the UK

Article

Economic and Legal Issues in Data Privacy and Data Breach Group Litigations: Key Takeaways

Case

Invasion of Privacy Consumer Class Action

  • “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