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Michael Akemann

Managing Director


Dr. Michael P. Akemann has been engaged in economic research and consulting for the past twenty years. He is an expert on damages issues in intellectual property, antitrust, and other complex litigation matters. He is also an expert on class certification and antitrust liability issues, with a particular focus on the analysis of exclusive dealing and other vertical restraints.

Dr. Akemann has testified at deposition and at trial in US federal courts on patent damages and antitrust issues.  He has also testified at deposition and at trial in a matter before the US International Trade Commission. He has experience working in a wide variety of fields, including the smartphone, computer hardware and software, semiconductor, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, payment cards, cable television, and transportation industries.

Dr. Akemann graduated summa cum laude from the University of California at San Diego with a BA in economics and political science. He holds an MA and a PhD in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he focused on industrial organization and game theory. He has published articles on a variety of issues in the field of economics, including analyses of exclusive dealing contracts, other vertical contractual restraints, and complex damages issues. These publications have appeared in a number of outlets, including the Journal of Development EconomicsJournal of Corporation Law, Intellectual Asset Management Magazine, and the Handbook of Marketing Analytics.


University of California, Los Angeles
PhD, Economics, 1998
MA, Economics, 1996

University of California, San Diego
BA, Economics and Political Science, 1993



UCLA Business and Economics Society Fellowship, 1998

Pauley Foundation Fellowship, Edward W. Pauley Foundation, UCLA, 1997

UCLA Department of Economics Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Performance as a Teaching Assistant, 1995

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American Economic Association

American Bar Association, Antitrust Section
Associate member