Consulting CV

Consulting CV

Contact Information

Jeffrey K. MacKie-Mason

Partner

ApplEcon LLC

617 East Huron Street

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Voice: (734) 214-2211

Fax: (734) 213-1935

Email: jmm@umich.edu

Web: www.applecon.com


Position and Bio

Jeff MacKie-Mason has prepared economic analyses and testimony for antitrust and related proceedings since 1982. He first testified as an expert in Federal District Court in 1989; since then he has testified in court at least ten times, and has submitted expert reports, affidavits, declarations and/or given depositions in over 25 cases.

MacKie-Mason specializes in technology cases. His clients have included Sun Microsystems, Qwest Communications, Hewlett-Packard, Masimo Corp., AT&T, America Online, Compuware, Covad, GO Computer, Telstra (Australia), Intergraph, SBC Communications, GTE, EDS, Northwest Airlines, Office Depot and Valassis. He has testified for parties in other cases involving Microsoft, IBM, Kodak, Xerox, Electronic Arts, Ricoh, Prime Computer, News America, and others.

After more than a decade as sole proprietor of a small firm, MacKie-Mason was a founding partner of ApplEcon LLC in 2001. He was the first Managing Partner, from 2001-2008.

Some of his prominent engagements include:

  • Plaintiff's expert on liability in ITS v. Kodak, with a successful verdict at trial and on appeal, in one of the most prominent technology antitrust cases of the past 20 years.
  • Plaintiff's expert on causation and damages in Lingo et al. v. Microsoft, resulting in a $1.1 billion settlement on behalf of California consumers.
  • Defendant's expert on liability in Tricom v. EDS, with a successful verdict at trial and on appeal.
  • Intervenor's expert in successful opposition to a proposed nationwide settlement of consumer claims against Microsoft. Demonstrated that proposed settlement was worth about $0.05 per dollar of likely damages. The Court disapproved the settlement.
  • Plaintiff's expert on liability in Compuware v. IBM. Case settled during trial, for $400 million.
  • Defendant's expert on damages in The Service Source v. Office Depot, with a successful verdict at trial and on appeal.
  • Plaintiff's expert on liability in Valassis Communications v. News America Corp., with a successful verdict at state trial for $300 million, and a final settlement of claims in three separate cases (one federal, two state) for $500 miillion, a joint distribution agreement, and an injunction.


Ongoing Consulting Clients

  • Dial Corporation et al. vs. News Corporation, 2013-present
    Antitrust litigation (liability and class certification, for plaintiffs)


Past Consulting Clients

  • GO Computer vs. Microsoft, 2007-2015
    Antitrust litigation (liability, for plaintiff)
  • Dealer Computer Services, Inc., 2013-2014
    Defendant in antitrust litigation brought by Gallagher Ford-Lincoln-Mercury Inc.
  • Desotech, 2009-2014
    Antitrust litigation (liability, for plaintiff) versus 3D Systems
  • Undisclosed financial services company, 2008-2013
    Antitrust litigation (liability, for defendant in two litigations brought by named plaintiffs, and by a class, respectively)
  • Telstra, 2012
    Issues paper submitted to Australian Competition & Consumer Commission in re: Access Determination for the Wholesale ADSL Service. "Efficient Pricing of Wholesale ADSL Services", with Gautam Gowrisankaran.
  • Pecover et al. vs. Electronic Arts, 2008-2012
    Antitrust litigation (liability, for plaintiffs).
  • Datel, 2009-2012
    Antitrust litigation (liability, for plaintiff) versus Microsoft
  • Nationwide et al., 2008-2010
    Antitrust litigation (liability, for plaintiffs, vs. Eaton)
  • Valassis Communication, 2006-2010
    Plaintiff in antitrust and tortious interference litigation against News America Corp (liability)
  • Masimo Corp., 2006-2008
    Plaintiff in antitrust litigation against Tyco Healthcare (damages)
  • Cumberland Truck, Diamond International, et al., 2006-2008
    Plaintiff in antitrust litigation against Detroit Diesel, Inc. (liability)
  • Katun Corp., 2005-2007
    Plaintiff in antitrust litigation against Ricoh
  • Hewlett-Packard, 2005-2007
    Antitrust consulting
  • Hope Land Corp., 2006-2007
    Plaintiff in contract and trespass litigation against Pan Gas Storage and Panhandle Eastern Pipeline
  • Candace Bettendorf et al., 2005-2007
    Antitrust litigation against Microsoft on behalf of Wisconsin consumers
  • Joe Comes et al. v. Microsoft, 2002-2007
    Antitrust litigation against Microsoft on behalf of Iowa consumers
  • Dealer Computer Services, Inc., 2006
    Defendant in antitrust litigation brought by Wiegand, Inc.
  • Dealer Computer Services, Inc., 2004-2006
    Defendant in antitrust litigation brought by Larry McLeod Ford-Lincoln Mercury et al.
  • Dealer Computer Services, Inc., 2004-2006
    Defendant in antitrust litigation brought by VanDyck Motors
  • Qwest Communications, 2005
    Antitrust consulting re: MCI-Verizon and ATT-SBC mergers
  • Northwest Airlines, 2005-2006
    Antitrust litigation against Sabre
  • Office Depot, 2004-2005
    Defendant in contract termination litigation brought by The Service Source, Inc.
  • Confidential engagement, 2004-2005
    Copier industry
  • Dealer Computer Services, Inc., 2004-2005
    Defendant in antitrust litigation brought by Ray Fladeboe Lincoln Mercury
  • General Plastics, 2005-2006
    Plaintiff in antitrust litigation against Ricoh
  • Compuware, 2002-2005
    Antitrust litigation against IBM
  • In re: Microsoft Corporation Massachusetts Consumer Protection Litigation, 2002-2004
    Antitrust litigation against Microsoft on behalf of Massachusetts consumers
  • Daniel Gordon et al. v. Microsoft, 2002-2005
    Antitrust litigation against Microsoft on behalf of Minnesota consumers
  • Covad, 2001-2004
    Antitrust litigation against Verizon (Bell Atlantic)
  • Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), 2000-2004
    Litigation consulting
  • Microtune, 2003-2004
    Patent and antitrust litigation against Broadcomm
  • Lingo et al., 1999-2003
    California consumer antitrust litigation against Microsoft
  • AOL Time Warner, 2001-2002
    Regulatory analysis and consulting
  • Mason et al., 2001-2002
    Antitrust litigation against Motorola
  • Gravity et al., 1999-2003
    Antitrust litigation against Microsoft
  • HPS, Inc., et al., 1996-2002
    Private plaintiff and class action antitrust litigation concerning Caller ID; plaintiff vs. AT&T
  • Intergraph, 1998-2002
    Antitrust and patent litigation against Intel
  • SBC, 2000
    Strategic consulting
  • Biotechnology Developer (confidential engagement), 1998-2001
    Biotechnology patent and antitrust litigation
  • Capp et al., 2001-2002
    Antitrust litigation against Microsoft
  • Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital et al., 2000
    Damages for antitrust litigation against General Electric
  • Cable & Wireless Optus (Australia), 2000
    Regulatory proceeding against Telstra (Internet service provider (ISP) merger); telecom and Internet regulatory restructuring
  • Henrico County, Virginia, 2000
    Cable open access litigation, defendant against AT&T
  • City and County of San Francisco, 1999
    Antitrust litigation against Hearst Newspapers
  • America OnLine, Inc., 1998-1999
    Cable modem access proceedings and universal service proceedings before the FCC
  • GTE, 1997-1999
    Internet content and services antitrust litigation
  • Creative Copier Services, Inc., 1996-2000
    high-volume copier antitrust litigation; plaintiff vs. Xerox
  • Disc Manufacturing, Inc., 1996-1999
    Disc manufacturing antitrust and patent litigation; plaintiff vs. Pioneer Electronics
  • Borg-Warner, Inc., 1998
    Antitrust litigation against United Technologies, Inc.
  • Alfred Stephenson et al. (residential phone customer class), 1998
    Class action antitrust litigation against Bell Atlantic
  • Nationwide et al., 1996-98
    High-volume copier antitrust litigation; plaintiff vs. Kodak
  • Acquisition Specialists, Inc., 1995-97
    High-volume copier antitrust litigation; plaintiff vs. Xerox
  • Telcom Technical Services, Inc., et al., 1995-97
    Telecommunications equipment maintenance litigation; plaintiff vs. Rolm Company
  • America OnLine, 1995
    Antitrust consulting
  • AT&T, 1995
    Antitrust consulting
  • Sun Microsystems, 1995
    Antitrust consulting
  • Electronic Data Systems, Inc. (EDS), 1994-95
    Computer services antitrust litigation; defendant
  • Image Tech Services (ITS) et al., 1994-98
    High-volume copier and micrographics antitrust litigation; plaintiff vs. Kodak
  • Independent Service Network International, 1994-96
    Antitrust consulting in re: IBM motion to lift the 1956 Consent Decree
  • Bell Atlantic Business Systems Services, 1994-96
    Antitrust consulting
  • Southeastern Express, Inc., 1994
    Computer maintenance antitrust and litigation; plaintiff
  • Micro Rim Corporation, 1993-97
    Replacement urethane bumper antitrust litigation; plaintiff vs. The Colonel's
  • Datasat Company, Inc., 1992-94
    Computer maintenance antitrust and intellectual property litigation; plaintiff vs. Unisys
  • St. John's Hospital, 1992-93
    Hospital monopolization litigation; defendant vs. private plaintiff
  • Comm-Tract, Inc., 1991-97
    Telecommunications switching equipment antitrust litigation; plaintiff vs. Northern Telecom
  • Systemcare, Inc., 1991-93
    Computer maintenance antitrust and intellectual property litigation; plaintiff vs. Wang
  • Grumman Systems Support Corporation, 1990-94
    Computer maintenance antitrust and intellectual property litigation; plaintiff vs. Data General
  • Virtual Maintenance, Inc., 1989-94
    Computer maintenance antitrust litigation; plaintiff vs. Prime Computer
  • Intel, 1988
    Semiconductor patent protection and antitrust proceedings; plaintiff vs. Hyundai
  • Special consultant to National Economic Research Associates, 1984-89
    Antitrust and patent economics. Projects included: Pacific Telesis, 1986, cellular radio
    licencing and merger proceedings; Bristol-Myers, 1986, antitrust proceedings
  • du Pont, 1984-85
    Aramid fiber patent protection and antitrust proceedings; plaintiff vs. Akzo NV

Last updated 31 Aug 2013