Professor Janusz Ordover named Competition Economist of the Year for 2017
Compass Lexecon is proud to announce that we were named the Competition Economics Firm of the Year for 2017 at the Who’s Who Legal Awards in London on May 15, 2017. At the same awards ceremony, Compass Lexecon’s Professor Janusz Ordover was named the Competition Economist of the Year for 2017. This is the third year in a row that Compass Lexecon and Janusz Ordover have received their respective awards. Professor Ordover was a co-founder of Compass and now serves as a Senior Consultant with Compass Lexecon and a member of Compass Lexecon’s Advisory Committee. He is also an Emeritus Professor of Economics at New York University and was the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economics in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in the early 1990s. He has had a highly distinguished academic career writing seminal articles on a range of issues, including – among other topics – predatory pricing; vertical restraints; and merger policy.
In addition, Who’s Who Legal released its Competition 2017: Economists Analysis and Competition – Future Leaders 2017: Economists Analysis. In the Competition 2017: Economists Analysis, Compass Lexecon had the most experts recognized with 38 experts from five countries. Compass Lexecon experts Janusz Ordover and Jorge Padilla were named two of the top five Competition Thought Leaders. A full list of the Compass Lexecon experts included in the analysis can be found here.
In the analysis, Who’s Who Legal made the following statements about specific Compass Lexecon experts: Damien Neven is “excellent”; Dennis Carlton is “highly sought after for his high-quality expert advice”; Lorenzo Coppi is a “superb economist”; Daniel Rubinfeld is “recommended for his experience and understanding of US competition issues thanks to his vast agency experience with the DOJ”; Neil Dryden is “experienced and calm-headed”; Miguel De la Mano is a “fantastic economist with an exceptional legal mind”; Robert Willig is a “highly effective witness”; Jonathan Baker is “among the best in the world as a consultant”; Jonathan Orszag is a “go-to for a big case up against a judge”; Richard Gilbert is “one of the best-known economics academics”; Justin Coombs is “an extremely astute and insightful economist”; Kirsten Edwards-Warren is a “good communicator with the ability to tackle problems quickly and to offer practical solutions”; and Elena Zoido is “sharp and efficient”.
In the Competition – Future Leaders 2017: Economists Analysis, 11 Compass Lexecon experts from four countries were recognized. Two of our experts – Miguel de la Mano and Jonathan Orszag – were named as two of the most highly regarded future leaders. A complete list of the Compass Lexecon experts included in the analysis can be found here.
Who’s Who Legal cited Miguel de la Mano as “terrific”; Jonathan Orszag as a “leading light in the field”; Neil Dryden “a definite leader in the field”; Kirsten Edwards-Warren “draws praise for her ability to tackle problems quickly and offer practical solutions”; Thilo Klein “a pragmatic and business-oriented economist”; and Elena Zoido “very hardworking and has a deep knowledge of antitrust economics”.
The Who’s Who Legal Awards are based on a number of factors, including general feedback received in a research process, past performance in the research and the overall aggregate number of weighted votes cast by clients, fellow economists and private practitioners around the world. While the Who’s Who Legal Awards have been presented since 2005, this is the third time awards have been presented for Competition Economics Firm of the Year and Competition Economist of the Year.