GCR 100 - 17th Edition

Edgeworth Economics

10 January 2017

Edgeworth Economics

Since its founding in 2009, Edgeworth has undergone expansive growth, amassing more than 60 competition economics specialists with three offices on both US coasts.

  • Handling more than a dozen antitrust litigations in the US
  • Specialist Chinese antitrust and economic expertise
  • Testifying on liability, damages and class certification in multiple matters
Global heads John Johnson
Home jurisdiction US
Total size of firm 93
Competition economists 62
% of firm specialised 67%
Who’s Who Legal: Competition nominees 2
Group one 11
Group two 9
Group three 8
Group four 34
Lateral hires 1
Departures 0
Internal promotions 4

With three offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington, DC, Edgeworth Economics has pretty much all its bases covered in offering a US-wide competition economic consultancy. John Johnson leads the group, which includes perennial Who’s Who Legal: Competition nominee Gregory Leonard. Partner Fei Deng is also highly regarded, with sought-after expertise on advising Chinese companies on US antitrust law, and vice versa, having served as a consultant to the Anti-Monopoly Bureau of China’s Ministry of Commerce.

Edgeworth makes its name in antitrust litigation and consulting on international investigations. It is currently acting on behalf of defendants in some of the most significant US matters at the moment, including the Mushroom, Processed Eggs and Rail Freight Surcharge class actions. It is also helping to defend C&S against allegations by Midwestern grocery stores that the wholesaler and its rival SuperValu allocated markets. A Minnesota federal judge ruled in September 2016 that the grocery stores could proceed as a class, but only if that class excludes retailers in Missouri.

The firm acted on behalf of Black & Decker, Robert Bosch and other table saw makers in a case alleging that the companies boycotted SawStop’s safety technology. A Virginia federal judge ruled in October 2016 that the plaintiff’s antitrust claim is time-barred. Edgeworth is also working on behalf of a joint defence group in the Automotive Parts follow-on damages claims for wire harnesses, bearings and anti-vibrational rubber parts.

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