Pauline Kennedy has extensive experience working closely with experts and counsel in large, complex cartel and monopolization matters. She specializes in econometrics, forecasting and economic analysis.
Prior to joining Bates White, Dr. Kennedy was a Teaching Assistant and Lecturer at the University of California, San Diego, in econometrics and international macroeconomics and trade. In addition, Dr. Kennedy resided as a Visiting Scholar at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Institute and provided forecasting for the Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) Bank in their Economics Group. She also served as an Assistant Lecturer at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Kennedy has published in peer-reviewed journals on topics such as damage analysis, applied econometrics, and the econometric analysis of causal effects.
- Provided analysis and assessment of the forecasting models and techniques used to forecast the US government’s operating cash balance (i.e., the Treasurer’s General Account (TGA) balance and funds in short-term investments) for the US Treasury and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Following the assessment, Dr. Kennedy and her team developed predictive tools incorporating world-class forecasting methods and training for the Office of Fiscal Projections at the US Treasury and the St. Louis Federal Reserve Board.
- Developed economic and statistical analysis to assess the impact of price-fixing for two coalitions of direct-action plaintiffs in In re Rubber Chemicals Antitrust Litigation. Worked directly with expert and attorneys through settlement negotiation and arbitration hearing.
- Supported multiple testifying experts on behalf of direct and indirect plaintiffs in In re Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) Antitrust Litigation through the development of econometric and statistical analyses. Worked closely with experts in preparation of rebuttal expert reports and to prepare for deposition. Supported counsel in deposition of defendant experts.
- Supported testifying damage expert in In re Linerboard Litigation, a horizontal conspiracy. Built analytical tools and performed econometric analysis to assess damages resulting from price-fixing. Oversaw staff work in support of affirmative and rebuttal expert reports, and prepared for experts’ depositions. Assisted with responses to summary judgment and Daubert motions.
- Worked with lead consulting expert for defendants in In re Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) Antitrust Litigation and in In re Polychloroprene (PCP) Antitrust Litigation. Conducted econometric analysis to assess impact, provided settlement and mediation support, and worked with attorneys to respond to US DOJ requests.
- Developed a treatment effects model to evaluate the retrospective effect of an airline merger in connection with the US DOJ investigation of the proposed merger between Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines.
PhD, Economics, University of California, San Diego
MA, Economics, University of Melbourne, Australia
BA, Economics, University of Melbourne, Australia
- Antitrust damages assessment
- Predictive modeling
- Time series econometrics
- Payment cards
- Pulp and paper