About Secretariat Economists

Secretariat Economists is a premier economic consulting firm in the fields of law and economics, public policy, and business strategy. We offer expert consulting and testifying services in the context of litigation, arbitration, proposed mergers and acquisitions, regulatory hearings, and business planning. Our clients include legal counsel, businesses, trade associations, government agencies, and multilateral organizations.

Economists Incorporated, the predecessor to Secretariat Economists, was founded in 1981 in Washington, D.C. by a former director and two assistant directors of the Economic Policy Office of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. Today, with offices in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, CA and Tallahassee, FL, Secretariat Economists consists of over 35 professional economists, supported by research associates, computer specialists, and other support staff.

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Throughout its existence, Secretariat Economists has participated in path breaking and high profile litigation matters and consulting assignments. Following are a few examples of the types of matters that Secretariat Economists has assisted in:

Liability and Damages Litigation

Liability and Damages Litigation Cases
  • In Re: Processed Egg Products Antitrust Litigation
  • Universal Surveillance Corporation v. Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
  • XY, LLC (Plaintiff/Counterclaim Defendant) v. Trans Ova Genetics (Defendant/Counterclaim Plaintiff) v. Inguran, LLC (Counterclaim Defendant)
  • Fridman v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
  • Domestic Drywall Antitrust Litigation (MDL No. 2437, 13-MD-2437)
  • Otsuka Pharmaceutical
  • Major Mart, Inc. v. Mitchell Distributing
  • Kissing Camels Surgery Center v. Centura Health Corp.
  • Medical Center at Elizabeth Place v. Premier Health Partners
  • Pacific Radiation Oncology v. The Queen’s Medical Center
  • Monroe Surgical Hospital v. St. Francis Medical Center
  • State of California ex rel. Rockville Recovery v. Sutter Health
  • In Re: Polyurethane Foam Antitrust Litigation
  • Steven Farrell v. Great Eastern Resort Corporation Inc., and The Resorts Companies
  • Toshiba
  • Detroit Edison v. U.S.
  • United Healthcare of Illinois, Inc., et al., v. Advocate Health Care Network, et al.
  • Dairyland Power Cooperative
  • TYR v. Warnaco (Speedo) and United States Swimming
  • Omnicare v. UnitedHealth Group
  • Deutscher Tennis Bund v. ATP
  • Braintree Laboratories v. Schwarz Pharma
  • Aceto Agricultural Chemicals v. AMVAC Chemical
  • Goss International v. Tokyo Kikai Seisakusho
  •  In Re: Gemstar Development Corporation Patent Litigation
  • NYSE-Archipelago
  • In Re: Vitamins Litigation
  • Matsushita Electrical Industrial v. Cinram International
  • In Re: Relafen Antitrust Litigation
  • In Re: Brand Name Prescription Drugs Antitrust Litigation
  • Brown v. Pro Football, Inc.
  • USFL v. NFL
  • Trans-Alaska Pipeline Liability Fund
  • GB Biosciences Corporation vs. Nations AG II, LLC
  • McLeodUSA Publishing Company v. Wood County Telephone Company

Merger Reviews

Merger Reviews Cases
  • Anthem/Cigna
  • Hershey Medical Center/Pinnacle Health System
  • Iron Mountain/Recall
  • Reynolds/Lorillard
  • PPL/Riverstone
  • Dynergy acquisition of EquiPower and Brayton
  • Dynergy acquisition of Duke Energy generation assets and retail business
  • Akel acquisition of Severstal’s Dearborn steel mill
  • Ingredion/Penford
  • Bass Pro Group/Fishing Holdings Inc.
  • United Health/Catamaran
  • Toyota Industries/Cascade
  • Advanced Disposal/Veolia ES Solid Waste
  • HanesBrands acquisition of Maidenform Brands
  • Excelon/Constellation Energy
  • Pilot Travel Centers/Flying J
  • Allied Waste/Republic Services
  • UPMC-Mercy Hospital
  • Vallourec/Grant Prideco assets
  • Highmark-West Penn Allegheny Health System
  • U.S. Steel/Lone Star
  • Clarke American/Harland
  • Whirlpool-Maytag
  • PeopleSoft, Inc./Oracle Corporation
  • U.S.Steel Stelco
  • United States v. Baker Hughes, Inc., et al.

Government Agency Proceedings

Government Agency Proceedings Cases
  • Anti-Dumping and Subsidy cases before ITC and DOC in steel, logs/lumber, semiconductors and other industries
  • SOCAN Tariff 22.A (Online Music Services, 2011-2013), CSI Online Music Services (2011-2013), SODRAC Tariff 6 – Online Music Services, Music Videos (2010-2013)
  • In the Matter of Petition for Rulemaking to Eliminate Sports Blackout Rule
  • TransCanada accused by Calif. Energy Resources Scheduling
  • FTC investigating Univar
  • FCC reviewing arbitration ruling re Armstrong
  • Position limits under Dodd-Frank
  • Consent decree modification for El Paso Energy
  • Set-top boxes
  • Comments on natural gas financial basis contracts
  • Oasis Pipeline
  • Arbitration between the United States and Canada
  • Californian Public Utilities Commission v. El Paso Natural Gas and El Paso Merchant Energy
  • Wireless interconnection, resale, and spectrum caps
  • Competition in Utah Health Care Markets
  • Implementation of the Telecommunications Act of 1996

Class Certification

Class Certification Cases
  • American Seed Co., Inc. v. Monsanto Company
  • Anthony Brown et al. v. Pro Football Inc.
  • Barbara Schwab, et al., v. Philip Morris USA Inc., et al.
  • Butt v. Allegheny Pepsi-Cola Bottling and Mid-Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling
  • Cindy Satterfield, et al. vs. Ameritech Mobile Communications, Inc., et al.
  • Coordinated Proceedings Special Title, Sutter Health Wage and Hours Cases and Coordinated Actions
  • Diamond International Trucks, Inc. et al. v. Detroit Diesel Corporation, et al. and Cumberland Truck Equipment Co., et al. v. Detroit Diesel Corporation et al.
  • Frederick L Sample, et al. v. Monsanto Company et al.
  • Gnanh Nora Krouch v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
  • In Re: Baby Food Antitrust Litigation
  • In Re: Beer Distribution Antitrust Litigation
  • In Re: D.C. Soft Drinks Antitrust Litigation
  • In Re: Delta/AirTran Baggage Fee Antitrust Litigation
  • In Re: Hydrogen Peroxide Antitrust Litigation
  • In Re: Linerboard Antitrust Litigation
  • In Re: Potash Antitrust Litigation
  • In Re: Processed Egg Products Antitrust Litigation
  • In Re: Relafen Antitrust Litigation
  • In Re: Rubber Chemicals Antitrust Litigation
  • In Re: Urethane Antitrust Litigation
  • In Re: Vitamins Litigation
  • John Johnson et al. v. Big Lots Stores, Inc.
  • Marchbanks Truck Service, et al. v. Comdata Network, Inc.
  • Sue O’Brien v. Leegin Creative Leather Products, Inc.


Auctions Cases
  • USA: AT&T in AWS-3 and Incentive Auctions (2014 – 2017)
  • United Kingdom: EE in the LTE auction of 2013
  • Canada: Wind Mobile in AWS-1, AWS-3, and LTE auctions (2008 -2015)
  • Mexico: Nextel Mexico and AT&T in PCS and AWS auctions
  • Taiwan: FarEasTone in LTE auctions of 2013 and 2015
  • Hong Kong: CSL in 2009 and 2013 LTE auctions
  • Pakistan: PTML in 3G and LTE auction of 2014
  • Singapore: StarHub in LTE processes of 2013 and 2017
  • Brazil: Nextel Mexico in the LTE auctions of 2007 and 2010

Employment/Wage and Hour

Employment/Wage and Hour Cases
  • Chicago Teachers Union, et al. v. Board of Education of the City of Chicago
  • In Re: Taco Bell
  • John Johnson et al. v. Big Lots Stores, Inc.
  • Charles Ridgeway, et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
  • Daniel Villalpando, et al. v. Exel Direct Inc., et al.
  • Isidro Baricuatro, Jr., et al. v. Industrial Personnel and Management Services, Inc., et al.
  • Diane Zwarg v. BB&T Insurance Services of California, Inc., et al.