30 Mar 2009 News

Ben Klein, World-Renowned Competition Economist, Joins Compass Lexecon

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Andres Lerner Joins Compass Lexecon's New Century City Office as Senior Vice President

Compass Lexecon, LLC is pleased to announce that Dr. Benjamin Klein – Professor Emeritus of Economics at UCLA and a world-renowned antitrust, contract, and intellectual property expert – has joined the firm as a Senior Consultant. Dr. Klein also joins the firm's Advisory Committee, which includes Dennis Carlton, Chris Culp, Rich Gilbert, Joseph Kalt, Michael Katz, Janusz Ordover, Dan Rubinfeld, and Bobby Willig.

In addition, Compass Lexecon is pleased to announce that Dr. Andres Lerner will be joining the firm as a Senior Vice President and that the firm will be opening an office in the Century City area of Los Angeles on April 1st.

"I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the Compass Lexecon team; it is an exceptional group of people," said Dr. Klein. "It is very exciting to be a part of a firm where producing high-quality economic analysis is the central motivating force."

Compass Lexecon's Dennis Carlton said, "It is an honor and a delight that Ben is joining us as a consulting colleague. He has made seminal contributions in several areas including vertical relationships amongst firms and the economics of the firm. His addition significantly strengthens our Los Angeles operation."

"Compass Lexecon is committed to attracting the best and brightest economists, and Andres fits that bill," said Jon Orszag, a Senior Managing Director and member of Compass Lexecon's Executive Committee, "We are excited that Andres expands our already exceptional staff and our ability to provide cutting-edge economic analyses to our clients."

A new version of Compass Lexecon is available.