Rosa Abrantes-Metz joins BRG's antitrust and competition practice

27 March 2023 2 min. read
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Rosa (Romy) Abrantes-Metz, PhD has joined Berkeley Research Group’s antitrust and competition practice as a managing director. She is based in New York.

Abrantes-Metz brings more than 20 years of experience as an economist, consultant, and testifying expert focusing on antitrust, securities, and financial regulatory matters.

She is known for her pioneering work on econometric screening to detect conspiracies and market manipulation. Abrantes-Metz has advised agencies across five continents on adopting these empirical screens to detect collusion, manipulation, and fraud.

She has testified on market rigging, event studies, and valuation on behalf of government agencies, private institutions, and companies.Rosa Abrantes-Metz joins BRG's antitrust and competition practiceAbrantes-Metz joins BRG from The Brattle Group, where she spent the last two-and-a-half years as a principal and co-chair of the global antitrust and competition practice, as well as co-chair of the technology practice. Before that, she spent nearly nine years at Global Economics Group, where she was a managing director and principal. Abrantes-Metz was also previously as principal at LECG and a senior consultant at NERA Economic Consulting (now part of Oliver Wyman).

Earlier in her career, she was a staff economist at the Federal Trade Commission.

Abrantes-Metz formerly taught at the NYU Stern School of Business and the University of Chicago. She has a PhD and master’s degree in economics from the University of Chicago, a master’s degree in economics from Pompeu Fabra University, Spain, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Catholic University of Portugal.

“Romy is a leading testifying expert whose innovative work in the use of empirical screens has become the standard for competition regulators and litigants worldwide,” said David Evans, PhD, managing director in the antitrust and competition practice. “I’ve worked with her throughout her career, including on platform markets and two-sided platforms. I look forward to collaborating with Romy and David [Sunding] as we combine our industry-leading expertise to build the preeminent practice on disputes tied to digital transformation of the economy.”

Abrantes-Metz is the latest addition to the firm’s antitrust and competition practice. The Emeryville, CA-headquartered firm earlier this month announced the addition of Evans as a managing director and in September added David Sunding, PhD as vice chairman and managing director.