Overview

Dr. Raiff is located in Washington, DC. He is a nationally recognized expert in analyzing cartel matters. He works for defendants and plaintiffs. His work involves all facets of the litigation from early case assessment and opt out coalition building to expert testimony at trial. He has also performed a broad array of damage and liability analyses in a variety of antitrust and healthcare matters.

Dr. Raiff's clients include Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and leading law firms. His work has covered a wide range of industries, including agriculture, automotive, biotechnology, energy, food service, healthcare, high technology, insurance, manufacturing, medical devices, pharmaceutical and retail, among others.

Prior to joining Claro, Dr. Raiff held leadership positions at nationally recognized consultancies. He has worked in the oil and gas industry and the Controlled Environmental Agriculture industry.

Experience +

Partnered with a lead antitrust attorney to build a coalition of the largest plaintiffs in the Linerboard price-fixing matter (Kraft, Anheuser-Busch, Coke, Pepsi); over 50 of the largest consumer product retailers.  Led the development of the damages analyses and liability analyses.  Lead representation in overall case strategy and all settlement negotiations.

Partnered with multiple law firms to build coalitions of the largest plaintiffs in the Rubber Chemicals price-fixing matter (Goodyear, Bridgestone, Michelin, Cooper).  Led the development of the damages analyses and liability analyses. Lead representation in overall case strategy and all settlement negotiations.

Served as lead consulting expert for the largest defendant in the Polyester Staple Fiber price-fixing matter.  Led a series of settlement discussions that resulted in limited financial exposure for the defendant.

Served as lead consulting expert for the largest defendant in the EPDM and PCP price-fixing matters.  Led a series of settlement discussions that resulted in limited financial exposure for the defendant. 

Partnered with a lead antitrust firm to build a coalition of large plaintiffs in the DRAM price-fixing matter (Sun Microsystems).  Led the development of the damage analyses.  Lead representation in overall case strategy and all settlement negotiations.

Partnered with multiple law firms to build the two largest coalitions of plaintiffs in the LCD flat panel price-fixing matter (Motorola, Apple, Target). Co-led the development of overall case strategy and settlement strategies. 

Education +

Canisius College; A.B. (Honors - Economics), 1985 - 1991

Duke University; Ph.D. (Economics), 1992 – 1997

Penn State University; Post-Doctorate. (Economics), 1997-1998 

Memberships +

American Bar Association, Associate Member

American Economics Association, Member

National Association of Business Economists, Member

Duke University, Alumni Association

Canisius College, Alumni Association

Publications & Speaking Engagements+

"Dealer-Dealer Pricing in the 17th Century Antwerp-Paris Art Trade," (with Neil DeMarchi and H.J. Van Miegroet), in M. North and D. Ormrod (eds), Art Markets in Early Modern Europe, Ashgate, 1998

"The Impact of Delivery Synergies on Bidding in the Georgia School Milk Market", 2006, (with Robert C. Marshall, Jean-Francois Richard, and Steven P. Schulenberg), Topics in Economic Analysis & Policy, vol. 6: No. 1, Article 5. 

“Bidding Rings and the Design of Anti-Collusion Measures for Auctions and Procurements” (with William Kovacic, Robert C. Marshall, and Leslie M. Marx), 2006, Handbook of Procurement, edited by N. Dimitri, G. Piga and G. Spagnolo, Cambridge University Press, p. 381-411.

“Lessons for Competition Policy from the Vitamins Cartel”, 2007, (with William E. Kovacic, Leslie M. Marx, and Robert C. Marshall), The Political Economy of Antitrust, edited by Vivek Ghosal and Johan Stennek, Elsevier, Chapter 6. 

“Cartel Price Announcements: The Vitamins Industry”, (with Leslie M. Marx and Robert C. Marshall), 2008, International Journal of Industrial Organization. 26(3), 762-802. Winner of The Paul Geroski Best Paper Award 2009 for one of two best papers published in the journal in 2008.

Practices +