Antitrust & Competition
Dr. Vellturo has conducted extensive analyses relating to antitrust/competition policy issues, involving both private antitrust actions and reviews before antitrust enforcement agencies around the world. He has appeared before the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, and numerous other federal agencies on antitrust-related matters. He has also appeared before many states’ Attorneys General. Internationally, he has appeared before the European Commission, the Australian and New Zealand competition authorities, and the Canadian Competition Bureau.
In both private litigations and government actions, industry participants may be accused of conspiring to reduce competition and inflate prices for their products and services. In such cases, QES has been retained to opine on the magnitude of the monetary effect of such actions on other industry participants or consumers and to estimate the corresponding monetary damages owed by the accused parties.
QES has been asked to assess whether certain contractual provisions among manufacturers or service providers have significantly reduced competition and what effects such reductions have had on the dynamics of the industry.