Sophie Meadows is an economist and an expert in providing economic insights to clients facing legal disputes and investigations through rigorous analysis. Ms. Meadows’ work focuses on several areas including class certification issues, antitrust, commercial litigation, and labor and employment, across a wide range of industries. Across these fields, she has extensive experience leading project teams on large, complex cases for Fortune 500 companies.
Ms. Meadows brings a comprehensive understanding of working with complex datasets, as well as expertise in developing economic and statistical models. She has provided support to clients on issues related to the economics of class certification for both direct and indirect purchaser classes, processing and managing large data from multiple sources, and applying rigorous statistical analysis to assess class-wide issues. Throughout her work, Ms. Meadows focuses on explaining complex data and their implications clearly and accessibly to attorneys and other non-economists.
- Research Analyst, Federal Trade Commission
- Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia
- Co-Chair, Litigation Forum, 2021-2022
- Co-Chair, Antitrust Forum, 2022-present
- American Bar Association, 2013-Present
- Antitrust Section
- Labor and Employment Section
- Phi Beta Kappa, Tufts University, 2008
- Litigation | 09.2019
- Litigation | 08.2019
Insights & News
- Blog, 12.06.2022
The relevant economic issues in antitrust class action cases that involve indirect purchasers— class members who did not purchase the product at issue directly from one of the defendants, but instead from another seller further down the supply chain—are often complex and idiosyncratic to each specific industry.
- Webcast, 08.18.2020
Edgeworth Managing Principal Sophie Meadows will participate in this live webcast, hosted by The Knowledge Group, in which she will join fellow panelists to provide an in-depth analysis of the recent trends and developments on antitrust class certification and the associated economic issues. The panel will also offer best practices to help practitioners amid the changing legal landscape.
- Event, 03.16.2018
Principal Consultant Sophie Meadows will provide examples from recent cases to describe the use of large-scale data in the economic analysis of antitrust issues and how this relates to data discovery.
- Press Release, 10.06.2022
WASHINGTON— On October 6, 2022, economic consulting firm Edgeworth Economics announced that Sophie Meadows has been promoted to partner.
ANTITRUST, COMPETITION, AND COMMERCIAL DAMAGES
Served as a consulting expert on class certification and merits issues for multiple direct purchaser classes involving allegations of price fixing in a two-sided market
Served as a consulting expert on class certification issues involving allegations of supply restriction in agricultural products for both direct and indirect classes, conducting economic and statistical analysis for Joint Defense Group
Consultant to counsel on class certification issues involving monopolization and price fixing claims in the consumer electronics industry including analyses of economic issues related to pass-through in various supply chains
Served as a consulting expert on class certification issues and damages for direct purchasers in a price-fixing matter involving the medical distribution industry, directed large-scale database management and validation, and provided economic analysis of specific allegedly anti-competitive conduct
Served as a consulting expert assessing allegations of foreclosure in the medical distribution industry, including an assessment of the relevant market and market power
Consultant to counsel on class certification and damages issues involving bid-rigging allegations and assisted counsel in the production of Defendants’ data across multiple systems
Consultant to counsel on damages issues involving monopolization claims in the automotive industry, conducting economic analyses of class certification issues for both direct and indirect plaintiffs
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT
Consultant to counsel on class certification and damages issues related to allegations of gender discrimination including statistical analyses of salary, hiring, and promotion data
Conducted statistical analyses related to potential reductions-in-force, rounding practices, and age discrimination claims
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Ms. Meadows received her MSc in economics from the London School of Economics and her BA in quantitative economics, summa cum laude, from Tufts University.