David Kaplan is an executive director at BRG and serves as the firm’s ombudsman.

He specializes in antitrust economics (including matters related to claimed price fixing and monopolization by way of example), damage assessment in antitrust matters and in intellectual property matters (including those involving patents and trade secrets, among others), and the analysis of damage issues related to general commercial litigation (including issues related to valuation).

He is experienced in analyzing economic issues in matters involving possible class certification, having submitted expert reports in many such matters (including a large number related to antitrust issues). Mr. Kaplan has testified as an economic expert in federal and state courts (including more than five hearings related to possible class certification), before arbitration panels, and before regulatory agencies. He also has testified before Congress on antitrust and competitive policy issues.

Mr. Kaplan has served as a consultant to the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Economics, Department of Justice, and Senate Judiciary Committee. He has published in the field of economics (including a book related to antitrust economics), taught business statistics in the MBA program at Johns Hopkins University for more than ten years (including the study of econometrics), and served as a lecturer in economics at George Mason University for ten years (primarily teaching microeconomics, including the study of market competition). He has lectured at Columbia University, George Washington University, and the University of Utah.

Mr. Kaplan has submitted presentations concerning various economic issues before the American Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar, Conference Board, and Brookings Institution. Mr. Kaplan also taught a CLE course in antitrust damages. He received an MA in economics from the George Washington University (in addition to a BA in economics) and a JD from the George Washington University National Law Center (but does not practice law).

Areas of Expertise


George Washington University
MA, Economics
BA, Economics


Who’s Who Legal: Global Leader

  • Competition Economists 2020
  • Competition Economists 2019

“David Kaplan receives widespread commendation for his excellent economic analysis on price-fixing and monopoly issues.”