Gary L. French

Principal Consultant

Education

Ph.D., Economics, University of Houston, 1973
M.A., Economics, University of Houston, 1971
B.B.A, University of Houston, 1966

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Dr. French has 30 years of experience as an expert economist in litigation and regulatory proceedings, and has testified before federal and state courts on more than 50 occasions. He has provided expert testimony in various kinds of litigation, including antitrust, bankruptcy, contract, employment, intellectual property, and other commercial litigation. Many of his assignments have been class actions in which he has provided expert testimony on class certification. In most of his cases, Dr. French has also established the fact of injury and quantified the magnitude of damages. His litigation and other assignments have involved a wide range of businesses and industries, most notably telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, airlines, insurance, and restaurants. Before joining Nathan Associates, Dr. French taught courses in economics, finance, and statistics at several universities.

Economics and Business Specialties
Antitrust
Applied microeconomics
Financial economics
Industrial organization

Litigation Consulting Experience
Antitrust
Bankruptcy
Business and asset valuation
Class certification
Contract and other commercial litigation
Damage analysis
Employment
Intellectual property

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Specialty

Specialty: 

Expert witness, antitrust, class certification, damage analysis

Industry Experience

Airlines
Wireless telephone, cable, and other telecommunications
Fast food restaurants
Footwear
Franchise businesses and systems
Insurance
Soft drink manufacturing and bottling
Pharmaceutical products
Waste collection and disposal
Wholesale and retail trade

Selected Publications & Presentations

Chapter 43, Sections II-IX, Economic and Financial Expertise and Economic Damages (with Douglas A. Young and John L. Solow), in Modern Scientific Evidence: The Law and Science of Expert Testimony, 2008-2009 edition. Volume 5, Forensics, Engineering & Economics. Edited by David Faigman, et. al. Thomson/West (2008).

Memberships

American Economic Association
Industrial Organization Society
National Association for Business Economics
Advisory Board, American Antitrust Institute
Associate Member, American Bar Association

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