Edgeworth Economics launches consumer protection practice

13 September 2023 Consulting.us 2 min. read

Edgeworth Economics, a Washington, DC-based economic consulting firm, has formally launched its consumer protection practice.

The new practice will support clients in class action and individual action litigation related to allegations of product mislabeling or defects, false advertising, violations of the False Claims Act, unfair or deceptive practices, and cyberattack liability. The practice’s experts will advise clients across all stages of litigation, including assisting with discovery, providing economic analyses, and assessing potential damages at trial.

Edgeworth says the expansion and formalization of the practice is a response to the growing demand for sophisticated economic analysis in an increasingly litigated space.

The newly formed practice includes recent hire Branko Jovanovic, PhD, a partner with more than 20 years of experience as a consulting and testifying expert focusing on securities, finance, and consumer protection. The other leaders in the consumer protection practice are Jesse David, PhD, partner; Michael Kheyfets, partner; and Sushrut Jain, managing principal.

Edgeworth Economics launches consumer protection practice

“While Edgeworth has consistently served clients in consumer protection matters throughout the life of the firm, the formal launch of this practice is a logical and exciting step as we continue to increase our capabilities in this space,” said CEO John Johnson, PhD. “The formalization of our Consumer Protection practice emphasizes the importance of this part of our business to the firm and our commitment to growing it in the future.”

Founded in 2009 by Johnson – formerly a professor of economics and labor and industrial relations at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign – Edgeworth delivers economic analysis and expert testimony to clients facing litigation and regulatory challenges. The firm’s economists, statisticians, and data analysts work with law firms, large companies, and government agencies on issues in antitrust, class certification, intellectual property, and labor and employment.

Edgeworth has 81 employees listed on LinkedIn and has offices in Washington, DC and Pasadena, CA.