Today, on International Women’s Day, we are proud to announce that five Compass Lexecon experts have been recognized by W@Competition in their ’40 in their 40s Notable Women Competition Professionals’ 2019 list. Kirsten Edwards-Warren, Elizabeth Xiao-Ru Wang, Elena Zoido, Patricia Lorenzo and Valérie Meunier are among the 40 finalists listed in the Economics & Academia category. The independent judging panels selected 40 finalists per category from about 800 nominations submitted by peers across the global W@Competition network.
Compass Lexecon Senior Managing Director, Jon Orszag commented, “We are very proud to have more world-renowned female experts in their 40s than any other consulting firm. Thank you to W@Competition for recognizing what we see every day in Kirsten, Elizabeth, Elena, Patricia and Valérie.”
Kirsten Edwards-Warren is an Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Compass Lexecon EMEA based in London. Kirsten has worked as a professional economist for 18 years, both in consulting and at the UK competition agencies. She is listed in the Who’s Who of Thought Leaders in Competition 2018 and was also recognized among the top 10 Women Antitrust Economists in Global Competition Review’s latest edition of Women in Antitrust.
Elizabeth Xiao-Ru Wang is an Executive Vice President based in Boston and Beijing. She specializes in antitrust issues in regulatory and litigation settings and has provided economic analyses on issues of merger review, commercial disputes and antitrust investigation, particularly in cross-border matters.
Elena Zoido is a Senior Vice President based in Madrid. She has fifteen years’ experience in applying economic and econometric analysis in the context of the quantification of damages in litigation and arbitration, and competition policy issues. Elena has also featured in the Global Competition Review’s Women in Antitrust Survey.
Patricia Lorenzo is a Vice President based in Madrid. Patricia specializes in the application of economic and econometric analysis to competition policy issues and valuation damages cases, particularly in broadcasting and intellectual property.
Valérie Meunier is a Vice President based in Brussels, and former Deputy Chief Economist at the French competition authority. Valérie has advised on competition enforcement cases investigating rebates, patent settlements, predation, vertical restraints and cartels. She has also taken part in several competition policy debates.
The final listings were announced at the 3rd Annual W@Competition Conference in Brussels on February 21st, where Kirsten Edwards-Warren spoke on a panel on excessive pricing, exploitative abuse and exclusionary conduct. The ’40 in their 40s’ recognition is part of the fast-growing W@Competition initiative – a free membership platform which aims to increase the visibility of women professionals in competition based on merit and to facilitate networking. The platform hosts a variety of events across Europe, from mentoring events, to full-day conferences with high-profile speakers from the legal, regulatory, academic and corporate sectors.