Dr. Laila Haider

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Dr. Haider is an expert witness who specializes in economic research and analyses in the areas of antitrust, labor economics, and commercial damages.  She has submitted expert testimony in these areas.  Dr. Haider has expertise in the application of statistics and econometrics to litigation issues at hand and is adept at working with large, complex data sets to analyze economic hypotheses.

 In antitrust, Dr. Haider regularly conducts economic analyses related to allegations of price fixing, bid rigging, monopolization, and fraud disputes.  She also specializes in the economics of class certification where her focus has been on both direct purchaser and indirect purchaser litigation.  Dr. Haider has frequently conducted analyses to assess impact and calculate damages in antitrust matters, and has experience critiquing opposing damages models.  Dr. Haider has analyzed competitive issues in a wide variety of industries, such as the health care, pharmaceutical, chemical, building products, paper products, polyester staple, airline, financial, and hi-tech industries.

 In the labor and employment arena, Dr. Haider has expertise in a range of areas including the economics of discrimination, wrongful termination, and personal injury.  She has also evaluated claims of economic loss in labor cases.  Dr. Haider’s academic research is in the area of labor economics.  Her Ph.D. dissertation examined the impact of high-school education on individual political affiliation and support for redistribution in the United States.  Dr. Haider’s paper on unmarried parenthood and redistributive politics has been published in the Journal of the European Economic Association.

Select Industry Experience
  • Agricultural products
  • Airline
  • Apparel
  • Building products
  • Cement
  • Chemical products
  • Consumer products
  • Credit cards
  • Financial services
  • Health insurance
  • Hi-tech products
  • Manufacturing
  • Mattresses
  • Medicaid
  • Medical isotopes
  • Memory products
  • Municipal bonds
  • Oil refineries
  • Optical lenses
  • Paper products
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Plastics Additives
  • Polyester staple
  • Retail
  • Supermarkets
  • Tourism
  • Transportation

Dr. Haider received her PhD in economics, with distinction, from Columbia University and her BA in economics, summa cum laude, from Gettysburg College.

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association, Member

  • Antitrust Section
  • Labor and Employment Section

Women's Bar Association of Washington, D.C., Member

Previous Experience

  • Senior Consultant, NERA Economic Consulting
  • Consultant, The World Bank
  • Research Assistant, Columbia University and NBER

Practice Areas


  • Class Certification Denied in Antitrust Litigation Litigation     Jun 28, 2013

  • Age Discrimination Litigation     Feb 19, 2013


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