James D. Ratliff

James D. Ratliff

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James Ratliff has over 15 years of experience as an economist in academia and litigation consulting, specializing in antitrust analysis in a variety of litigation and regulatory contexts. He has provided analyses of allegations of monopolization and attempted monopolization, price fixing, predatory pricing, and patent misuse as well as of mergers and acquisitions, licensing of intellectual property, direct and indirect-purchaser class certification, antitrust counterclaims to patent infringement, and various business and contracting practices such as bundled rebates. Dr. Ratliff’s consulting has brought him experience in dozens of industries, from pharmaceuticals to semiconductor capital equipment, from outpatient surgical services to rock-concert promotion—and with diverse products and services from IPO underwriting to fetal bovine serum, from credit-card foreign currency conversion to erbium-doped fiber amplifiers. Dr. Ratliff holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley and a B.A. from Oberlin College with a double major in Physics and Mathematics. Prior to joining Compass Lexecon, Dr. Ratliff had been a research physicist at the University of Texas at Austin, an Assistant Professor of economics at the University of Arizona, and a Senior Managing Economist at LECG.

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