Vandy Howell is an economist with expertise in industrial organization and labor economics. Dr. Howell focuses on antitrust, intellectual property, marketing, and class certification matters. She has experience across many industries, including cases involving technology and innovation, agriculture, and labor markets. Dr. Howell has served as the head of Cornerstone Research’s San Francisco office.
Dr. Howell has applied economic theory to complicated market settings and developed complex models using econometric techniques. She has consulted on antitrust and competition issues in many high-profile cases, such as:
- In re Wholesale Grocery Products Antitrust Litigation
- In re: Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Antitrust Litigation
- Anderson News LLC, et al. v. American Media Inc., et al.
- Southeastern Milk Antitrust Litigation
- Rambus Inc. v. Micron Technology, Inc., et al.
- Thales Avionics, Inc. v. Matsushita Avionics Systems Corporation
- Monsanto Co. v. E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co.
- High Fructose Corn Syrup Antitrust Litigation
- In re Vitamins Antitrust Litigation
- Compensation of Managerial, Professional & Technical Employees Antitrust Litigation
Dr. Howell regularly speaks and publishes on matters related to antitrust and competition. Who’s Who Legal recognizes her as a leading competition economist. She has taught industrial organization and public policy at the University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Howell is vice chair of the Big Data Task Force for the Section of Antitrust Law of the American Bar Association (ABA). She has also co-chaired the section’s Agriculture and Food Committee, and served on the section’s Long Range Planning Committee.
Dr. Howell is one of the founders of the Cornerstone Research Women’s Forum, a series of networking events that foster discussion of thought-provoking topics relevant to women professionals.
2021 Who’s Who Legal: Consulting Experts
Who’s Who Legal: Competition 2021—Economists
Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning: Emerging Legal and Self-Regulatory Considerations, Part Two
2020 Who’s Who Legal: Competition–Economists
Allegations of “No-Poach” Hiring Agreement Between Tech Firms
Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning: Emerging Legal and Self-Regulatory Considerations, Part One
Oscar Insurance Company of Florida v. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc. et al.
2019 Antitrust Writing Awards