Daniel Gaynor

Executive Vice President

Washington, DC

Dan Gaynor is an Executive Vice President with Compass Lexecon based in Washington, DC. He specializes in combining industrial organization theory and computer modeling to analyze competition issues relating to mergers and private antitrust matters. Dan has extensive experience in a wide variety of industries including aerospace, airline transportation, consumer goods, electronics, health care, metals, paper, pharmaceuticals, software, telecommunications, and petroleum and gas industries. He has provided and supported testimony on competition, consumer protection, and product liability issues before U.S. district courts, federal regulatory agencies, and before regulatory agencies in Canada, Europe, and Australia.

Dan was an economist in the Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) from 2001 through 2006. While at the FTC, he led the economic analysis of both merger and conduct cases and supported litigations. He also contributed to several FTC reports on mergers and competition in the petroleum industry and oversaw the Commission’s Gasoline & Diesel Price Monitoring Project in the early 2000s.

Prior to joining Compass Lexecon, Dan was a principal at The Brattle Group.

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    • PhD in Economics, University of Texas at Austin
    • MA in Economics, University of Texas at Austin
    • BA in Economics, Boston College

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