Andres Lerner

Executive Vice President

Los Angeles

Andres Lerner is an Executive Vice President at Compass Lexecon.  He has 25 years of experience applying economic and econometric analysis to antitrust cases, including litigation, regulatory proceedings, and mergers.  Dr. Lerner also has substantial expertise estimating complex damages and assessing the appropriateness of class certification in antitrust matters.  He has provided economic testimony in legal cases and regulatory proceedings, including to the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”), the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”), and the European Commission.  He also has served as the lead economic advisor on high-profile investigations, as well as a consultant for government agencies, including the FTC and DOJ.  Dr. Lerner has particular expertise in the antitrust economics of platform businesses and the digital economy.  He has worked on matters involving various industries, including online search, digital advertising, mobile smartphones, payment card services, real estate brokerage services, wireless and wireline telecommunications, broadband services, cable and satellite television, personal computers, video games, health insurance, and pharmaceuticals.

Dr. Lerner has been named one of the foremost competition economists in The International Who’s Who of Competition Economists each year since 2013 and has been selected as one of the leading competition economists aged 45 and under by Who’s Who Legal and Global Competition Review for the Who’s Who Legal: Competition – Future Leaders 2017 publication.  He has published scholarly articles in leading economic and legal journals, including the American Economic Review, the Antitrust Law Journal, and the Antitrust Bulletin, and has co-edited a collection of seminal articles in antitrust economics. Dr. Lerner has taught Economics at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).

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    • PhD in Economics, University of California at Los Angeles
    • MA in Economics, University of California at Los Angeles
    • BA in Economics, University of California at Berkeley

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