Dr. Gary L. French has been a consulting economist and served as an economic expert witness in matters before federal and state courts for over forty years. Cases in which he has been an expert witness include antitrust, breach of contract, business and consumer fraud or misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, bankruptcy, business and personal torts, and issues before the U.S. Tax Court. Dr. French’s numerous antitrust assignments have involved price fixing and other horizontal restraints, vertical restraints, bundling and tying, and mergers and acquisitions. Many of the cases in which Dr. French has been involved have been class actions requiring Dr. French to analyze class certification issues, especially the incidence of economic impact or injury across class members.
Dr. French has also testified in matters before federal and state regulatory agencies including the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Maritime Commission, the International Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the Office of Housing and Appeals of the U.S. Department of Energy. These matters have involved the allocation of electromagnetic spectrum, wireless communication licensing, competition in parcel tanker shipping between Columbia and U.S. ports, and the U.S. government’s crude oil entitlements program.
Prior to becoming a full-time consultant, Dr. French served on the faculties of three different universities over an eight year period teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in economics, finance, and statistics.