Archan Ruparel

Archan Ruparel | Economist Expert Life Sciences | Charles River Associates

Mr. Ruparel advises clients on the economics of the life sciences industry. He has served as an expert witness and non-testifying expert on issues including antitrust liability, class certification, and damages.

Archan regularly provides economic expertise in disputes, including antitrust matters, intellectual property litigation, and commercial disputes. He has advised pharmaceutical companies, pharmacy benefits managers, insurers, and regulators. He has presented before federal and state regulators and provided analysis in disputes before regulatory boards, judges, arbitration panels, and juries. Mr. Ruparel has also assisted life sciences companies and counsel on complex questions involving development, pricing and market access, loss of exclusivity, and follow-on products.

Prior to joining CRA, Mr. Ruparel served in the Bureau of Economics of the Federal Trade Commission. At the FTC, Mr. Ruparel conducted a study of credit-based insurance scores and pharmaceutical direct-to-consumer advertising as well as investigations and litigation involving hospital mergers, telemarketing, and fair lending.

Mr. Ruparel serves on CRA’s pro bono committee.

Selected engagements

  • 01
    CRA Calculates State Medicaid Damages for Anticompetitive Harm
    On behalf of a party to a reverse payment settlement, CRA’s life sciences consultants were asked to calculate damages to a state Medicaid program. The CRA...
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  • 02
    CRA consultant opines on market definition in pharmaceuticals dispute involving antidepressants
    CRA consultants analyzed market power and alleged anticompetitive conduct for a CNS therapy. In defining the relevant antitrust market, our work accounted for...
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  • 03
    CRA consultants support claims on abandoned generic collaboration
    Following an abandoned collaboration agreement between a complex peptide formulator and a generic manufacturer, CRA was retained to support an academic senior...
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