Henry Kahwaty's areas of expertise include microeconomics, industrial organization, antitrust economics, and econometrics. He has completed numerous antitrust reviews of mergers and horizontal and vertical contractual arrangements. He has also completed studies of monopolization and abuse of dominance in the context of government investigations and private litigation. His merger work includes studies of mergers in metals, solid waste, industrial products, computer hardware and software, defense electronics, pharmaceuticals, electricity, consumer goods, and telecommunications.
In addition, Mr. Kahwaty has analyzed competition issues in the mining, luxury goods, banking, and hardware emulation industries. He has completed studies of vertical restraints and vertical integration, and the impact of such vertical relationships on competition. His work also includes the study of price fixing allegations, class certification, and antitrust damages.
Dr. Kahwaty also has completed analyses of intellectual property damages and the economic impact of changes in government policy. Dr. Kahwaty's policy work includes the analysis of issues in healthcare, including the costs associated with changes in Medicare, Medicaid, and the availability of generic drugs and biologic medicines. He has also worked on small business issues.
Dr. Kahwaty has presented analyses to the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, Directorate-General for Competition of the European Commission, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Congressional Budget Office, Congressional Committee Staff, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, and Small Business Administration.
Dr. Kahwaty has testified on cases during Federal Trade Commission, Canadian Competition Tribunal, and European Commission hearings. He prepared two reports on competition in banking for the Irish Competition Authority and assisted the Irish Competition Authority with its study of competition in the insurance industry.
Dr. Kahwaty started his career as an economist with the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. At the Antitrust Division, he specialized in market power analysis for merger and monopolization cases with a focus on the computer software, banking, manufacturing, and defense industries. He spent 15 years as a senior economist, principal, and director with LECG working out of LECG's offices in Washington and London. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991 and was recognized in the 2011, 2013, 2014, and 2015 editions of The International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists.
University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., Economics, 1991
M.A., Economics, 1988
B.A., Economics and Mathematics, 1986
Law and Economics Consulting Group, Inc. and LECG, LLC
Senior economist, senior managing economist, principal, and director
1995 - 2010
Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice
1991 - 1995
A mining company had filed a suit against another firm alleging breach of contract, and that firm responded with a monopolization counterclaim.
A retailer sought damages in state court due to a manufacturer’s establishment of minimum electronic resale prices.
News & Insights
- Global Competition ReviewNovember 30, 2015
- Law360February 6, 2015
- Antitrust Bulletin 59(3)Fall 2014
- BRG Energy alertFebruary 22, 2012
American Economic Association
American Bar Association