Mr. Kheyfets is a professional economist who provides his clients with economic research and rigorous data analysis in litigation, regulatory, and business analytics matters. Across his practice, Mr. Kheyfets applies his technical training to develop large datasets, employ sophisticated statistical modeling, and analyze complex economic issues. He is highly skilled in communicating his findings clearly and concisely to a range of audiences that include business people, legal counsel, and judges and juries.
In the area of antitrust and competition, Mr. Kheyfets advises clients on a broad range of matters, including allegations of price-fixing, monopolization, market allocation, bid-rigging, refusals to deal, and tying and bundling. He specializes in all phases of these matters, from managing the data discovery process to advising clients and developing expert testimony on class certification, liability, and damages issues. Mr. Kheyfets has testified on economic damages issues in mediation and arbitration proceedings.
In his privacy and data security work, Mr. Kheyfets conducts empirical analysis to provide clients and outside counsel with answers to complex questions surrounding the scope of—and potential financial exposure resulting from—data breaches. Mr. Kheyfets holds a CIPP-US (Certified Information Privacy Professional, US Private Sector) certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
Outside of litigation, Mr. Kheyfets serves in an advisory role to his clients, consulting on data-driven approaches to strategic decision-making. He has extensive experience analyzing large data sets as well as developing and validating a variety of models including ones used in:
- evaluating and forecasting outcomes of firms’ strategic policies and business decisions;
- assessing the viability of innovative technology projects;
- forecasting outcomes for real estate investment portfolios; and
- conducting competition policy reviews and regulatory impact analyses.
Mr. Kheyfets has served in several leadership roles within the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law, where he has educated members of the legal community about topics in data analysis, economics, and statistics. He was also selected by Who’s Who Legal as a Future Leader in the area of competition economics.
- American Bar Association
- Labor and Employment Section
- Antitrust Section
- International Association of Privacy Professionals
- Senior Analyst, NERA Economic Consulting
- Program Analyst, John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center
- Business & Regulatory Consulting | 05.15.2018
- Edgeworth Analysis Cited in Indirect Purchasers' Class Certification Decision in Drywall Antitrust MDLLitigation | 09.01.2017
- Litigation | 11.02.2016
- Business & Regulatory Consulting | 05.29.2014
- Business & Regulatory Consulting | 12.30.2013
- Business & Regulatory Consulting | 07.23.2013
- Business & Regulatory Consulting | 03.12.2013
- Business & Regulatory Consulting | 03.12.2013
- Litigation | 06.23.2011
- Business & Regulatory Consulting | 06.23.2011
- Business & Regulatory Consulting | 06.23.2011
Insights & News
- Our Curious Amalgam | 01.10.2023
In this podcast, Edgeworth partner Michael Kheyfets discusses the economics of valuing personal information and approaches to quantifying harm in data privacy litigation.
- Published Article, Bloomberg Law | 09.19.2022
What does it mean for “data” to have “value”? And what does it mean for the “value” of “data” to “be lost” as a result of unauthorized disclosure in a cyberattack? This article provides an introduction for practitioners to the economic concepts behind these questions.
- Law360 | 06.09.2021
Cybersecurity incidents are evolving and raising increasingly complex issues relating to class certification and economic impact. In this article, Edgeworth Economics Partner Michael Kheyfets explores the nature of continuously evolving cyberattacks and the legal frameworks necessary to study impact and damages.
- Journal of Technology Law & Policy | 05.28.2019
Edgeworth Partner Michael Kheyfets' article provides a study of how economic tools are applied to the analysis of class certification and damages issues in the emerging area of data breach class actions.
- Privacy & Security Law Report | 02.01.2017
Edgeworth Partner Michael Kheyfets co-authored an article in Bloomberg Law's Privacy & Security Law Report.
- Information Law Journal | 01.27.2016
In this article published in the ABA Information Law Journal, Michael Kheyfets and Matthew Milner discuss economic analysis as it applies to litigation matters filed by financial institution classes.
- Law360 | 09.25.2015
Mr. Michael Kheyfets, Dr. Deborah Foster and Dr. Nathan Woods discuss the 10 questions you should ask your experts who are working with your sensitive data.
- Law360 | 05.14.2015
Michael Kheyfets, a partner at Edgeworth, discusses emerging trends in data breach and privacy litigation in Law360.
- Edgeworth Economics | 08.08.2012
Dr. Jesse David completed analysis of comprehensive concussion and injury data for the 2011 NFL season, along with comparisons to prior seasons going back to 2004.
- Webcast, 03.04.2021
Edgeworth Partner Michael Kheyfets will join a panel of thought leaders to provide an in-depth analysis of the recent developments in antitrust class certification in this Knowledge Group webcast.
- Webcast, 07.2020
The unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to class action litigation across the country, including around issues of price gouging, business interruption, and payment refunds. In this webinar, join a panel of attorneys and economic experts for a discussion of the economic and legal principles involved in COVID-related class actions.
- Webcast, 10.23.2019
Michael Kheyfets will participate in a live webcast where he will provide an in-depth analysis on the economic issues relating to modeling damages in indirect purchaser class actions.
- 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, 04.06.2016
Edgeworth Economics Partner Michael Kheyfets will moderate a panel of economists who will teach basic economic principles related to antitrust analysis.
- Event, 05.18.2015
Edgeworth partner Michael Kheyfets will speak on a panel with other experts and attorneys a Webinar on big data in litigation.
- Event, 05.05.2015
Matthew Milner and Michael Kheyfets of Edgeworth Economics and Jeff Landis of ZwillGen PLLC will present a mock case to examine the elements and potential theories of harm in data breach litigation.
- Event, 03.05.2015
Edgeworth experts will host a mock trial at the IAPP Global Privacy Summit.
- Event, 09.29.2014
Chuck Fields and Michael Kheyfets will speak about Edgeworth's experience in HR analytics and data consulting at the IQPC 12th HR Metrics & Analytics Summit.
- Press Release, 09.12.2023
In an environment of heightened regulatory focus on consumer protection issues at both the federal and state levels, Edgeworth Economics announces the formal launch of its Consumer Protection practice.
- News, 03.15.2021
Edgeworth Economics has again been named as a top competition economic consultancy by GCR in its 2021 publication of the Economics 21.
- News, 07.2020
Who’s Who Legal, a Law Business Research publication, has featured Dr. Jesse David, Dr. John Johnson, Michael Kheyfets, and Dr. George Korenko in its 2020 listing of the most highly regarded competition economics practitioners.
- News, 08.01.2019
A total of seven Edgeworth experts have been featured in Who's Who Legal as leading competition economists.
- News, 06.17.2015
Dr. John Johnson and Michael Kheyfets completed an analysis on behalf of Etihad Airways, which demonstrated that services introduced by Etihad have increased competition and consumer choice.
- Press Release, 07.30.2014
Edgeworth Economics, today announced that Michael Kheyfets has been promoted to Partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office.
- News, 08.07.2012
Senior Vice President, Dr. Jesse David provides a statistical analysis of 2011 NFL concussion and injury data.
- News, 09.09.2011
A study conducted by Edgeworth Economics for the NFL Players Association was mentioned in an Associated Press article carried by The Wall Street Journal and other leading publications. The study demonstrated the economic impact of the NFL season on host cities throughout the United States.
- News, 07.31.2011
Our expert reports for the NFL Players Association have received numerous mentions in the press over the past few months, including the Washington Post, Esquire magazine, and a CBS News affiliate. Edgeworth Experts analyzed the potential economic impact of a lockout, as well as the impact of injuries on salaries and retirement rates.
- News, 01.31.2011
Washington, D.C. – Edgeworth Economics has prepared a report titled “Dangers of the Game” for the NFL Players Association, analyzing player injuries in the 2010 regular season. This report was recently featured in a cover story on Esquire.com. Edgeworth found substantial increases in injury frequency and severity in the 2010 season.
- News, 12.03.2010
Washington, D.C. - At the request of the NFL Players Association, Edgeworth Economics undertook a study of the economic impact of a potential lockout in 2011. Edgeworth’s analysis is based on publicly available data from NFL teams, stadium managers/owners, and other public agencies.
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Michael Kheyfets received his BA, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa honors, and his MA in economics from Boston University.