Laila Haider Joins Edgeworth Economics

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. Laila Haider is one of the leading economic experts in class actions—both in labor and employment and antitrust,” said Dr. John Johnson, Edgeworth Economics’ CEO.  “Her outstanding teaching skills, her thoughtful application of economics, and her demeanor as an expert witness all fit beautifully with the Edgeworth culture.  Laila is a highly sought after expert and would be a tremendous asset to any economic consulting firm; we are delighted and extremely proud she has chosen to bring her practice to Edgeworth.”

“I am honored and excited to join the very talented team of economists at Edgeworth,” said Dr. Haider.  “Clients facing class actions, antitrust, and labor and employment issues are increasingly winning litigation based on demonstrated economic analyses and expert testimony.  Edgeworth has proven this value to its clients across numerous industries, and I look forward to bringing my economic expertise to add to this positive record.”

Dr. Haider is an economic expert in antitrust, labor economics, and commercial damages.  She has substantial experience providing both expert testimony and consulting in a range of antitrust and labor and employment cases.  Dr. Haider has particular expertise in the application of statistics and econometrics to litigation issues.

Dr. Haider’s antitrust expertise includes price fixing, bid rigging, monopolization, fraud disputes, damages, and mergers and acquisitions.  She is an expert in the economics of class certification, with extensive experience analyzing economic issues for both direct purchaser and indirect purchaser litigation.  Dr. Haider has analyzed antitrust and competition in many industries, including health care, pharmaceutical, chemical, building products, paper products, polyester staple, airline, financial, and technology.

Dr. Haider’s labor and employment expertise includes discrimination, wrongful termination, wage and hours, and personal injury.  Her deep background in class action litigation and her capacity with complex data allow her to excel at the critical issues that arise in labor litigation.

Dr. Haider has published papers and spoken widely on antitrust and labor and employment issues.  She co-authored an article on antitrust class actions in The Antitrust Practitioner with Dr. Johnson and Ian Simmons, and her academic research has been published in the Journal of the European Economic Association.   Prior to joining Edgeworth, Dr. Haider was a senior consultant at NERA, and a consultant at the World Bank where she conducted research on issues such as poverty, employment, and wage inequality.

Dr. Haider has a Ph.D. in economics, with distinction, from Columbia University, and bachelor’s in economics from Gettysburg College.

Edgeworth Economics LLC provides quantitative and economic consulting in the course of litigation and business to its clients, which include world-class law firms, Fortune 500 companies and government agencies.  Edgeworth experts apply their knowledge and experience, along with state-of-the-art computing infrastructure, to help clients efficiently manage complex issues including antitrust litigation, mergers and acquisitions, class certification, labor, data management, oil and gas, and intellectual property.  As a rapidly growing firm with a fresh approach, Edgeworth attracts leaders and teachers from across the industry including PhD economists, MBAs, statisticians, programmers, and engineers. Edgeworth Economics currently has offices in Washington, DC, and San Francisco and San Diego, CA.

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