Robert J. Levinson
Robert J. Levinson specializes in industrial organization and antitrust analysis, and has particular expertise in the economics of the computer software and hardware industries. Dr. Levinson assists clients in these and other industries by creating and directing comprehensive economic analyses of competition matters and presenting the results of such analyses to corporate officials and their counsel, and to government antitrust agencies in the United States and abroad. He has appeared before the staffs of the US Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, the European Commission, the Irish Competition Authority and the German Federal Cartel Office. Dr. Levinson also has testified in contested antitrust cases in the United States and Europe.
Before entering into private practice, Dr. Levinson was the lead economist for the Federal Trade Commission in merger and nonmerger antitrust matters in a variety of industries, including defense, chemicals, natural gas, retailing (including the well-known F.T.C. v. Staples and Office Depot matter), professional services, computer software, and computer hardware. He also served as economic adviser to FTC Commissioner Deborah K. Owen. Dr. Levinson has published on a variety of antitrust-related topics, and serves as Economics Editor of Icarus, the newsletter of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law's Communications and Digital Technology Industries Committee.
PhD, Economics, New York University