Coordinated Effects in Merger Analysis
Concern about coordinated effects has played a central role in US merger enforcement policy for more than 30 years. In this chapter, the author uses case...
Andrew Dick, a vice president in the Competition Practice at Charles River Associates, has deep practical experience that spans both mergers and acquisitions as well as antitrust litigation.
Dr. Dick routinely assists clients by assessing antitrust risks at the pre-transaction stage, preparing complex economic analyses in support of proposed transactions reviewed by US and foreign antitrust agencies, providing economic consulting assistance during litigation, and serving as a testifying expert. Dr. Dick has applied his antitrust expertise to cases in a broad array of industries including broadcast and cable media, building products, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, computer software and services, consumer products, manufacturing, forestry products, payment networks, retailing and distribution, sports entertainment, and transportation services among many others. Dr. Dick has led CRA project teams on numerous high-profile transactions including Office Depot-OfficeMax, Live Nation-Ticketmaster, General Electric-Alstom, NBC Universal-Comcast and Whole Foods Market-Wild Oats.
Before joining CRA in 2003, Dr. Dick was acting chief of the Competition Policy Section of the DOJ’s Antitrust Division. Prior to that, he was a member of the UCLA faculty and was a research fellow at the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business. Dr. Dick has spoken at conferences and published widely on antitrust topics such as unilateral and coordinated effects, merger efficiencies and business justifications for vertical and horizontal restraints. His articles have appeared in such leading publications as Antitrust Law Journal, Journal of Law and Economics, and Antitrust Magazine.