Dennis W. Carlton is joining Compass Lexecon after serving as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economic Analysis in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice for the past sixteen months. At DOJ he oversaw the analysis of economic issues arising in both merger and non-merger enforcement. In this role he consulted regularly with antitrust regulators from around the world in their development of competition regulations and guidelines.
Professor Carlton, the co-author of a leading text on industrial organization and numerous articles, is also Professor of Economics at the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago. In addition to his academic credentials, he also served as the sole economist on the recent Antitrust Modernization Commission, a Congressional commission that published its findings in 2007, and has been an invited guest speaker before various audiences around the world.
In his prior career at Lexecon, Professor Carlton served as an expert in numerous domestic and foreign cases involving issues in antitrust, regulation, and intellectual property in industries ranging from telecommunications, energy, airlines, railroads, insurance, and computers to credit cards, chemicals, and automobiles. We expect Professor Carlton to now resume this role, as one of the worlds leading academic experts in these areas.
At Compass Lexecon, Professor Carlton joins colleagues Richard Gilbert, Michael Katz, Janusz Ordover, Daniel Rubinfeld, and Robert Willig, each of whom has also served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economic Analysis in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.