Marissa Beck


Dr. Marissa Beck is a principal in the Competition Practice of CRA, where her work focuses on antitrust, merger analysis, and intellectual property.

Dr. Marissa Beck is a principal in CRA’s Antitrust and Competition Practice, focusing on antitrust litigation, merger analysis, and intellectual property. She has extensive expertise analyzing the economic issues in litigations involving claims of coordination through price fixing, capacity restraints, conduct within standard setting organizations, and contractual supply provisions, as well as litigations involving claims of monopolization through tying and bundling, exclusive dealing, and other restrictive licensing terms. She has also assessed the likelihood of competitive effects from horizontal and vertical mergers in a broad array of industries, such as manufacturing, retail, oil and gas, and semiconductors.

Prior to joining CRA, Dr. Beck completed her doctoral studies in economics at Stanford University, specializing in microeconomic theory and market design. Her research utilized bidding models to understand the impact of auction procedures used to sell internet advertising and radio spectrum on prices and market efficiency. Before earning her PhD, Dr. Beck gained consulting experience related to natural resource economics, as well as in evaluating damages from environmental pollution and wrongful death claims.

Selected engagements

  • 01
    Court upholds divestiture in consummated merger challenge
    When JELD-WEN and CraftMaster merged in 2012, Steves & Sons claimed the merger would restrict the supply of doorskins and increase prices to downstream...
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  • 02
    California blocks petroleum storage terminal sale
    CRA consultants advised the State of California in its efforts to block the sale of two independent San Francisco Bay Area petroleum storage terminals to...
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  • 03
    CRA economists advise FTC on its successful challenge to Staples/Office Depot merger
    CRA economists supported the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) throughout its review of the proposed $6.3 billion merger of Staples and Office Depot. CRA...
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