Dr Mary Coleman is an executive vice president at Compass Lexecon. Dr Coleman’s consulting practice specialises in the competitive analysis of mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, and antitrust litigation, including class action certification issues. She has experience with a wide range of industries, including consumer products, retailing, distribution, food packaging, petroleum and natural gas, chemicals, coatings, industrial gases, concrete and cement, defence industries, telecommunication, publishing, newspapers, agricultural products, paper products, payment systems, pharmaceuticals, hospitals, physicians, medical devices, healthcare, and computer hardware and software. She has made presentations before US and foreign antitrust authorities and submitted expert testimony in federal court. Dr Coleman previously served as the deputy director for antitrust in the Bureau of Economics of the Federal Trade Commission from 2001 to 2004.