Dr. Laila Haider provides expert economic testimony, economic research and analysis in the areas of antitrust, labor and employment, false advertising, and commercial damages. She has testified in federal court and in depositions and arbitrations. Dr. Haider has particular expertise in the application of microeconomics, statistics, and econometrics to litigation issues.
In antitrust, Dr. Haider regularly evaluates economic analyses and provides testimony related to allegations of price fixing, bid rigging, monopolization, and exclusive dealing. A substantial portion of Dr. Haider’s practice and research is focused on economic issues relating to class certification with respect to both direct purchaser and indirect purchaser litigation. Dr. Haider recently served as the testifying expert on behalf of defendants in both the direct purchaser and indirect purchaser actions in In Re: Lithium-Ion Batteries Antitrust Litigation, where class certification sought by direct purchasers and indirect purchasers was denied. She also served as the consulting expert on behalf of defendants in the matter In Re: Photochromic Lenses Antitrust Litigation, where class certification sought by the direct purchasers was denied and the magistrate judge recommended denial of class certification sought by the indirect purchasers. Dr. Haider has provided consulting expertise in a number of other class action matters as well, including recently in In Re: Pool Products Distribution Market Antitrust Litigation where the court granted summary judgment to the distributor defendant. Dr. Haider provided econometric and economic analysis challenging the appropriateness of plaintiffs’ class-wide methodologies in these and various other matters. Dr. Haider submitted an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court in Comcast vs. Behrend on the role of economic analysis in assessing the appropriateness of class certification in antitrust class actions. She has written papers and given numerous talks on the economics of class certification.
In the labor and employment arena, Dr. Haider has expertise in a range of areas including the economics of discrimination, wage and hour claims, labor class actions, and wrongful termination.
- American Bar Association
- Associate Editor, Antitrust Magazine, 2015-2017
- Section of Antitrust Law, Co-Chair of Economics Committee
- Section of Labor and Employment Law, Member
- Senior Consultant, NERA Economic Consulting
- Consultant, The World Bank
- Research Assistant, Columbia University and NBER
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Insights & News
- Antitrust Magazine | 04.26.2016
In "Turning Daubert on its Head: Efforts to Banish Hypothesis Testing in Antitrust Class Actions," Edgeworth Partners Dr. Laila Haider, Dr. John Johnson, and Dr. Gregory Leonard discuss the recent attempts by plaintiffs to exclude expert evidence and opinions offered by defendants' expert economists with the argument that the experts’ statistical testing of plaintiffs’ proposed methodology does not satisfy the Daubert standard for the admissibility of expert testimony.
- Law360 | 12.05.2014
Drs. Laila Haider and Muneeza Alam provide commentary on a recent ruling and the judge's reference to "sub-regressions."
- Law360 | 04.04.2013
Dr. Laila Haider and Dr. John Johnson discuss the role of rigorous analysis in the U.S. Supreme Court’s most recent antitrust ruling in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend.
- Event, Fordham Law School | 09.11.2019
Edgeworth will co-host the Antitrust Economics Workshop held in advance of the 46th Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law and Policy, hosted by Fordham's Competition Law Institute.
- Event, 04.11.2018
Partner Dr. Laila Haider is to chair and moderate the panel, “Fundamentals—Economics.” Dr. Haider will lead a discussion of distinguished economists on basic economic principles and the value to lawyers of keeping pace with the state-of-the-art economic thinking.
- Event, 03.29.2017
Edgeworth Partner Dr. Laila Haider will speak on a panel discussing the use of statistical analyses to establish class certification, liability, and damages.
- Event, 07.01.2016
In this ABA brown bag presentation, held live at Edgeworth's DC office, Dr. Laila Haider will discuss the concepts of econometrics, introduce basic econometric tools, and discuss their application in antitrust.
- Event, 03.11.2015
Dr. Laila Haider will present on econometrics at the ABA's "Antitrust Economics Series: Econometrics" event.
- Event, 07.24.2014
- Event, 03.26.2014
Dr. Haider spoke about the econometrics methods used in the application of economics principles to antitrust issues.
- Webinar: The Role of Rigorous Analysis in Direct Purchaser and Indirect Purchaser Antitrust Class ActionsEvent, 04.02.2013
Join us for the Edgeworth Economics Webinar Series on April 2, 2013. Dr. Laila Haider and Ms. Erin Johnston will discuss the role of rigorous economic analysis in antitrust class actions.
- News, 08.01.2019
A total of seven Edgeworth experts have been featured in Who's Who Legal as leading competition economists.
- News, 01.23.2017
Two Edgeworth antitrust articles were shortlisted in the Academic and Business categories of the 2017 Antitrust Writing Awards.
- News, 07.02.2014
Dr. Laila Haider will be a panelist in the ABA Webinar "Fundamentals of Antitrust Economics."
- News, 04.07.2014
Dr. Gregory K. Leonard and Dr. Laila Haider helped defeat class certification of direct purchasers in an antitrust litigation regarding photochromic lenses.
- News, 03.11.2014
Dr. Laila Haider will discuss econometric methods essential to antitrust economics at the 62nd ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting.
- News, 10.28.2013
Dr. Laila Haider, a partner at Edgeworth, served as a panelist and discussed rigorous economic analysis at a class action event on October 25.
- News, 03.07.2013
Edgeworth Partner, Dr. Laila Haider, explains how regression analysis is used today in antitrust class actions in this issue of The Edgeworth Box.
- News, 11.08.2012
Edgeworth Partner, Dr. Laila Haider, discussed the economic and statistical tools that can be used to investigate antitrust issues in agricultural class actions under the Capper-Volstead Act.
- News, 08.24.2012
Edgeworth economists, Drs. Johnson, Leonard and Haider, demonstrate the use of econometric methods to address issues related to the viability of class-wide damages.
- Press Release, 06.06.2012
WASHINGTON, DC – Edgeworth Economics is proud to announce Dr. Laila Haider has joined the firm as a Senior Vice President in the firm’s Washington D.C. office.
Dr. Haider has significant experience evaluating damages approaches in antitrust matters. She has provided her expertise in a wide variety of industries, such as:
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