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Dr. Ryan Booth, Principal with Matrix Economics, LLP, to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Vertical Merger Enforcement

Dr. Ryan Booth, Principal with Matrix Economics, LLP, to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Vertical Merger Enforcement: How to Effectively Navigate Through the Uncharted Waters of Complexities Webcast

New York, NY, August 14, 2019 --( The Knowledge Group Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Dr. Ryan Booth, Principal with Matrix Economics, LLP will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Vertical Merger Enforcement: How to Effectively Navigate Through the Uncharted Waters of Complexities.” This event is scheduled for Tuesday, September 17, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)

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About Dr. Ryan Booth

Dr. Ryan Booth is a Principal at Matrix Economics. He specializes in applying antitrust economics, econometric methods, and industrial organization principles to evaluate the competitive effects of mergers and challenged conduct. Over the course of numerous litigation and merger investigation matters, Dr. Booth has served as a consulting expert in defining relevant markets, assessing market power, and analyzing competitive effects. His practice spans many industries—including airlines, consumer payment cards, healthcare, high technology, and telecommunications.

Prior to joining Matrix Economics, Dr. Booth was a Vice President at Analysis Group, where he worked on a range of antitrust and competition cases. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from New York University.

About Matrix Economics

Matrix Economics is a boutique consulting firm that provides economic analysis in legal and regulatory proceedings, including antitrust litigation and merger reviews. With over sixty years of collective experience, the Matrix team brings fresh ideas to identify, develop, and implement cutting-edge analytical solutions to complex problems on behalf of law firms, corporations, and government agencies. Matrix experts are hands-on and actively engaged in developing economic insights and supporting evidence. They deliver litigation-proof analyses that appropriately marry quantitative research with the qualitative record to address the central issues of market definition, market power, and competitive effects.


Vertical mergers proliferated in many markets for the past years, hoping that by doing so, could increase business synergies and produce more efficient and low-cost operations. However, some of the recent cases of vertical mergers have created debate on the traditional merger enforcement paradigm of the U.S. Antitrust agencies, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), stating that such vertical integration could result in practical consequences for companies and has led to a series of public hearings and significant enforcement actions.

With the continuously growing debate on the application of vertical integration, it becomes more imperative for companies to be in the know of the latest updates and developments in vertical merger enforcement in order to help your client avoid unwanted risk and pitfalls in compliance.

In this live webcast, a seasoned panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide and present to the audience an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as recent developments in vertical merger enforcement. Speakers will also present best practices and strategies to effectively address the important issues surrounding this significant topic.

Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:

• Vertical Merger Enforcement – Latest Trends and Developments
• Recent Enforcement Actions
• Notable Court Rulings
• Practical Tips and Strategies
• What Lies Ahead

About The Knowledge Group Live Webcast Series

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