Debra J. Aron

Vice President

Dr. Debra J. Aron is a Vice President in the Competition Practice. Debra applies her expertise in economic and policy matters, including competition and antitrust analysis, intellectual property, class certification, and damages analysis, in both litigation and regulatory disputes.

She has provided expert testimony for over 20 years in a variety of high-stakes federal, state, regulatory, and arbitration cases relating to unfair competition; market definition; price fixing; consumer fraud; patent and copyright infringement; theft of trade secrets; and contract disputes. She has calculated damages under principles of lost profits, reasonable royalties, and unjust enrichment. She also has conducted competition analyses in several high-profile mergers and macroeconomic analyses of pricing changes and investment in emerging technologies.

Dr. Aron’s work spans many industries, including energy, consumer beverages, big-box retailing, consumer products, and manufactured products. She has a particular expertise in communications, media, and technology. Her work in this area includes antitrust, intellectual property (patents, trade secrets, and copyrights), class actions brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), breach of contract, and regulatory matters involving wireless telecommunications services, wireline telecommunications services, broadband services, satellite services, wireless handsets, network equipment, telephone numbering systems, intercarrier compensation, universal service regulation, regulatory pricing and cost analysis, computer hardware, computer software, newspapers, and maps.

Selected engagements

  • 01
    Energy Services client granted motion for summary judgement in consumer class action
    CRA’s Dr. Debra Aron was retained by Agway Energy Services (Agway), the defendant in a consumer class action matter.  Plaintiff alleged that Agway breached its...
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  • 02
    Study of recording industry contracts still relevant
    In 2002 the California State Legislature considered changes to California Labor Code Section 2855, which, if enacted, would have placed certain new...
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  • 03
    Allegations of exclusionary behavior under Sections I and II of the Sherman Act
    CRA consultants were retained by defendants in a matter involving allegations of exclusionary behavior, refusal to deal, and essential facilities regarding...
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