Cleve B. Tyler, PhD, is a managing director at BRG who specializes in applying economic analyses to antitrust, intellectual property, and damages issues.

An economic consultant with more than twenty-five years of experience, Dr. Tyler also teaches, writes, and speaks about competition and intellectual property topics.  He has testified at deposition and trial in federal court, in state court, in regulatory proceedings and at arbitration. Dr. Tyler teaches graduate-level courses in industrial organization and microeconomics in Johns Hopkins University’s applied economics program.  

Dr. Tyler has developed or analyzed damages models for a range of matters including antitrust, unfair competition, patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, copyright infringement, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and has evaluated class certification issues. His competition and antitrust work include evaluation of both horizontal and vertical issues and analysis of market definition, market power, and competitive effects using regression analysis and economic modeling. Dr. Tyler has analyzed economic and damages issues in many industries, including waste collection and disposal, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, semiconductors, memory products, cable, data products and services, enterprise software, online search advertising, video games, avionics, automotive and automobile components, fashion, food and beverages, multi-sided platforms, and electricity generation and distribution.

Dr. Tyler holds a PhD in economics specializing in industrial organization, finance, and the economics of the public sector. He is an author of the book Assets and Finance: Calculating Intellectual Property Damages, published by Thomson-Reuters, and authored a chapter on expert testimony admissibility in prior versions of this book.  He has published articles on damages and competition issues, including the publications AntitrustAntitrust Bulletin, and The Handbook of Competition Economics. Dr. Tyler is recognized as a Thought Leader – Competition 2023 by Who’s Who Legal and is a member of the American Economic Association and American Bar Association.

Employment History

Johns Hopkins University
Adjunct professor, Economics

Senior managing economist
2001 – 2010

Economic Analysis LLC
1998 – 2000

Electric Lite
Director of Business Development
1997 – 1997

Clemson University
1996 – 1998

Professional Affiliations

American Economic Association

American Bar Association
Associate member

Areas of Expertise


Clemson University
PhD, Economics, 1998

University of Virginia
BA, Economics, 1993


Who’s Who Leader: Thought Leaders Competition, 2023

Who’s Who Legal: Competition Leaders, Economists 2020, 2021

Who’s Who Legal: Competition Future Leaders, Economists 2019

Close Fellowship
Clemson University, 1994

Macaulay Award for Outstanding Performance by a Graduate Student in Economics
Clemson University, 1993

Earhart Fellowship
Clemson University, 1993

Selected Engagements

Kingston Technology Corporation et al. v. SPEX Technologies: testimony in patent misuse case

Caltech v. Broadcom and Apple: consultant in patent infringement case

Digital Recognition Network Inc. v. Accurate Adjustments Inc. et al.: testifying expert in trade secret case with antitrust counterclaims

Tervita Corp. v. Canada (Commissioner of Competition): consultant in merger challenge that went to Canadian Supreme Court

William Brody v. Village of Port Chester et al.: testimony in pro bono matter involving loss of right to challenge taking of property