SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cornerstone Research, a leading provider of economic and financial consulting and expert testimony, is pleased to announce that Kenneth G. Elzinga, the Robert C. Taylor Professor of Economics at the University of Virginia, has joined the firm as a Senior Advisor. Professor Elzinga has also served as a special economic advisor to the head of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and as a consultant to the Federal Trade Commission.
“Ken is one of the nation’s top antitrust experts. We are pleased to welcome him to our growing team of senior advisors,” said Cornerstone Research President and CEO Cynthia Zollinger. “We have worked with Ken on many high profile matters and we look forward to continuing to work with him in his new role.”
Professor Elzinga has testified in numerous precedent setting cases and was an expert for the prevailing parties in three U.S. Supreme Court cases. For example, he worked with Cornerstone Research in Leegin Creative Leather Products Inc. v. PSKS Inc., in which the Supreme Court overruled a 96-year-old precedent regarding resale price maintenance. Professor Elzinga is a creator of the Elzinga-Hogarty test, which is widely used to define relevant geographic markets in antitrust analyses and has been cited by the Supreme Court and other courts.
“Ken’s experience as a scholar and expert in antitrust economics is highly respected by legal practitioners, regulators, and academics, and his economic analyses have had a significant influence upon the development of antitrust policy and economics,” said Michael Topper, Senior Vice President and co-head of the antitrust and competition practice at Cornerstone Research.
Professor Elzinga is a popular and highly effective teacher of economics. He has taught more students at the University of Virginia than any other professor in the history of the school and he has won more than 20 teaching awards, including the university’s highest faculty honor, the Thomas Jefferson Award. The Southern Economic Association established a teaching award named after him.
“I am very pleased to be extending my relationship with Cornerstone Research. The firm’s support for experts is of the highest quality,” said Professor Elzinga. “The staff understand both the economics of antitrust and the litigation context.”
Professor Elzinga is a former fellow in law and economics at the University of Chicago and a Thomas Jefferson visiting scholar at Cambridge University. The author of more than 100 academic publications, his research has appeared in economics journals such as the American Economic Review and legal journals such as the Harvard Law Review. Professor Elzinga has a bachelor’s degree and honorary doctorate from Kalamazoo College and a doctorate from Michigan State University.
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