Monument Economics Group announced that Jonathan Schwartz and Dr. Oktay Akkus have joined the firm as Vice Presidents in its Arlington, Virginia office.
With over 19 years of experience working as an applied economist in economic consulting firms, Mr. Schwartz has provided written or deposition testimony on a variety of subjects including class certification, damages, and settlement allocations. His work has covered a broad range of matters including antitrust, finance, intellectual property, international arbitration, and contract disputes, where he has performed analyses related to antitrust liability, damages, class certification, settlement allocation, overcharge pass through, reasonable royalties, lost profits, business valuation, and actuarially fair dividend payments. Mr. Schwartz earned an M.A. from University of California, Los Angeles and is a CFA Charterholder.
Dr. Akkus is an economist specializing in econometrics, industrial organization, and statistical analysis. Dr. Akkus has provided statistical and economic analyses to estimate damages in antitrust cases, including matters involving allegations of price-fixing and monopolization in a wide range of industries including food, airlines, chemicals, semiconductor manufacturing, health care, transportation equipment manufacturing, and consumer electronics. He has also conducted economic analyses on estimation of gender or age disparity and lost earnings in labor dispute cases. Dr. Akkus earned a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.
Monument’s President, Dr. Russell Lamb, knows the additions of Mr. Schwartz and Dr. Akkus will allow the firm to better serve its clients’ growing economic consulting needs. Dr. Lamb noted, “I am very excited to have Jonathan and Oktay join the team at Monument. Their strong academic backgrounds and established reputations as economic consultants and testifying experts will substantially bolster our Antitrust & Competition practice and the breadth of capabilities we offer our clients.”
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