Nathan E. Wilson

Executive Vice President

Washington, DC

Dr. Nathan Wilson is an Executive Vice President with Compass Lexecon. Since joining Compass Lexecon, Dr. Wilson has advised clients on antitrust issues in a variety of industries, including health care, tech, telecommunications, agriculture, and consumer products. He recently testified before a state regulatory body on the beneficial aspects of a health system’s expansion plans.

Prior to joining Compass Lexecon, Dr. Wilson worked at the Federal Trade Commission for 11 years. During his time at the FTC, he served as a Deputy Assistant Director in the Bureau of Economics, Commissioner Terrell McSweeny’s economic advisor, and a staff economist. Dr. Wilson managed or led merger (vertical as well as horizontal) and conduct (e.g., bundling and tying) investigations in a wide variety of industries, including industrial chemicals, oil and gas, health care, internet platforms, computer hardware, and aerospace. While a staff economist, Dr. Wilson testified on behalf of the FTC in the successful challenge of the proposed merger of PinnacleHealth and Hershey Medical Center.

Dr. Wilson has taught economics at the University of Michigan, the Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Maryland, and his research on various topics in industrial organization has been accepted by leading outlets, including the Review of Economics and Statistics, the RAND Journal of Economics, and the Journal of Industrial Economics. Dr. Wilson received his PhD from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

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    • PhD in Business Administration, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
    • MS in Global History, London School of Economics
    • BA in History, Brown University

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