Catherine Barron is an Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Compass Lexecon’s East Coast Competition Practice and is based in Washington, DC She provides economic and financial analysis related to antitrust and damages litigation. She conducts analyses of class certification issues, price fixing claims, and has conducted complex damages analyses in a variety of industries. She also contributes to testimony related to various public policy and regulatory issues, with a specific focus on the transportation industry. Recently, she has managed projects related to tax policy, railroad regulatory reviews, and economic issues surrounding government lending practices to Native American farmers. She has also contributed to projects focused on valuing intellectual property and has worked on several major projects in the health care industry.
Barron has a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Prior to attending graduate school, Barron was an analyst at Lexecon for three years. While at the Kennedy School she concentrated in business and government policy, with an emphasis on applied microeconomic analysis. Her thesis examined economic development strategies for the Department of Economic Development in Loudoun County, Virginia. Barron also holds a B.A. cum laude in Economics from Smith College.