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Brian Rosewarne Becomes Managing Partner of applEcon

applEcon is pleased to announce that Brian Rosewarne has been named the Managing Partner of the firm. He has been at applEcon since 2002, most recently as Senior Economist and Case Manager. Mr. Rosewarne will lead applEcon’s continuing controlled growth, developing new relationships with testifying experts and client firms.

Mr. Rosewarne’s consulting experience covers a wide range of industries, including most recently computer hardware and software, LCD panels, and cathode ray tube (CRTs). He has extensive experience measuring the pass-through of direct overcharges to indirect purchasers as well as data analysis for measuring direct overcharges and calculating damages.  Mr. Rosewarne also directs applEcon's discovery and document management efforts, oversees the research staff, and coordinates with counsel and clients on project management.

Mr. Rosewarne succeeds John Metzler, who has been the Managing Partner since 2007. Mr. Metzler will remain at the firm as a Senior Economist and Partner, specializing in liability analysis.

applEcon is a boutique applied economic research firm that evaluates competitive effects of firm conduct in both antitrust and regulatory settings. applEcon provides expert witness support, for either internal or outside experts, and consulting on liability, causation, and damages for consumers and competitors. applEcon was founded in 1989, first working on the Maintenance vs. Prime Computer case. In 1995, applEcon testified on behalf of plaintiffs in Image Technical Services (ITS) vs. Kodak, a precedent-setting case in which the jury found in favor of ITS awarding treble damages. In the early 2000s, applEcon provided all of the economic support for several class action cases against Microsoft, in California, Minnesota, Iowa, and other states resulting in over $1.6 billion face value settlements on behalf of consumers. applEcon also testified in Valassis vs. News America presenting trial testimony proving plaintiff’s claims of anticompetitive conduct, tortious interference, and unfair business practices: the jury awarded Valassis $300 million at the first of three scheduled trials and the case ultimately reached settlements totaling $500 million. More recently applEcon has supported experts testifying on behalf of plaintiffs in global price-fixing cases, including LCDs (resulting in a settlement of $1.1 billion) and CRTs (resulting in a settlement of $563 million). More information about each of these specific cases can be found here. A full list of cases, clients, and law firms with which applEcon has worked can be found here.

applEcon’s success and reputation have been built upon our dedication to thoroughly understanding the facts of the industry in order to conduct the economic analysis and being able to report our conclusions in a clear and concise manner that can be easily understood by legal teams, judges, and juries.