Competitive Economics Expert for Conspiracy Case

Case Description:

A competitive economics expert with linen industry knowledge was needed for a conspiracy case alleging violations of the Sherman Act. The defendants, two linen suppliers in the Northeastern U.S., were charged with conspiring to restrain interstate trade and commerce by agreeing not to compete for customers.

IMS ExpertServices was asked to find an expert in competitive economics who could address economic conditions, behaviors, and competition specific to the linen industry. Our client thought the expert might be an economist, an investment banker, an attorney, a chief executive officer or chief financial officer from the linen industry, or an officer in a linen industry trade association. Regardless of the expert's profession, he or she needed deep understanding of the economics of the linen industry and its habitual competitive conduct in order to address the antitrust allegations.

Experts Presented:

  • Economics & Finance

    This industry specific economics expert has more than 43 years of experience in the linen industry. For the last 20 years he's worked for a linen company that caters to large volume hospitality customers. He is currently CEO and Chairman of the Board of that company. His expertise includes the economics of the linen and hospitality industries throughout the Northeastern U.S. He is familiar with the major linen industry competitors in that region and standards for competitive conduct.IMS Reference #4996788

  • Industry Trends

    This expert in linen industry economics is the chairman and former CEO of a textile and linen supply company. He is very knowledgeable about linen industry trends and the major competitors in the textiles and linen industries, particularly for the healthcare segment. He has written and spoken on economic trends in the linen industry, including economic impact analysis of competition, customer service practices, and other trends in the post 9/11 economy.IMS Reference #4995759

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