David Evans joins BRG's antitrust and competition practice

20 March 2023 Consulting.us 2 min. read
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David Evans, PhD, a noted antitrust economist, has joined Berkeley Research Group’s antitrust and competition practice as global leader for digital economy and platform markets.

In his new role at BRG, Evans will continue his work as a testifying expert as well as lead expansion of the company’s litigation, investigations, and regulation capabilities in the digital economy and other platform-centric markets. 

Evans is a widely cited scholar in the area; the US Supreme Court cited his work over a dozen times in its Ohio v. American Express (2018) decision on antitrust analysis of platform markets.

Evans specializes in advising companies on business strategy and competition policy, and has consulted on and testified in numerous high-profile cases, including Epic Games v. Apple; European Commission v. Microsoft; and Apple v. Qualcomm. Evans has also served as an expert on various mergers, including T-Mobile’s acquisition of Sprint and Comcast’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable.

David Evans joins BRG's antitrust and competition practice

“We are privileged to welcome one of the world’s leading testifying experts on antitrust,” said David Teece, PhD, BRG’s executive chairman and a professor at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. “David is renowned for his pioneering scholarship on multisided platforms and on the digital economy. I look forward to working with him to realize our ambitious plans to create the world’s leading practice on disputes related to the digital transformation.” 

Evans joins BRG from Global Economics Group, where he spent the last 12 years as chairman. Before that he spent seven years as a managing director at LECG and 15 years at Nera, where he was a senior vice president.

Evans previously taught antitrust economics for nearly 20 years at the University of Chicago and University College London. He is the author of nine books and more than 150 articles.

Evans has a PhD in econometrics, industrial organization, and labor economics from the University of Chicago.

“I am delighted to join friends and colleagues—including Dr. Teece, whom I’ve worked with and learned much from for nearly two decades—to help clients navigate new and complex issues,” Evans said.

BRG last year welcomed David Sunding, PhD, as vice chairman and managing director.

The consulting firm is headquartered in Emeryville, CA and has more than 1,200 professionals across offices in the Americas, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific regions. It advises on corporate finance, disputes and investigations, and performance improvement and advisory.