Berkeley Research Group announced that Dr. Rosa (Romy) Abrantes-Metz has joined the firm as a Managing Director in its Antitrust & Competition Policy group. She brings over two decades of expertise in economics, consulting, and testifying.
Dr, Abrantes-Metz’s specialization in complex antitrust, securities, and financial regulatory matters makes her an invaluable asset to BRG. Moreover, Dr. Abrantes-Metz’s pioneering work with econometric screening techniques to detect conspiracies and market manipulation is widely recognized—her most notable achievement being uncovering the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) benchmark conspiracy case.
Abrantes-Metz is the latest prominent addition to BRG’s world-leading antitrust and competition practice, following the recent appointment of renowned antitrust and platform economics expert Dr. David S. Evans and the September appointment of distinguished antitrust economist Dr. David Sunding.
Dr. Abrantes-Metz is a leading expert in econometrics, statistics, industrial organization, and monetary and financial economics. In particular, she has extensive experience utilizing economic analytics to understand the relationships between alleged market manipulations, competition issues such as collusion or exchanges of information, and economics of multisided platforms.
David Evans commented, “Romy is a leading testifying expert whose innovative work in the use of empirical screens has become the standard for competition regulators and litigants worldwide. I’ve worked with her throughout her career, including on platform markets and two-sided platforms. I look forward to collaborating with Romy and David [Sunding] as we combine our industry-leading expertise to build the preeminent practice on disputes tied to digital transformation of the economy.”
Commenting on her appointment, Abrantes-Metz said, “I’m excited to work alongside David Evans and David Sunding to grow BRG’s antitrust and competition practice, building off the firm’s strong foundation to offer unique insights and guidance as technology reshapes global business.”