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Anne Gron

Managing Director
Chicago

SUMMARY

Anne conducts economic research and analysis of antitrust issues, class certification, lost profits, damages, and business valuation in the contexts of complex commercial disputes, investigations, and bankruptcy. She investigates breach of contract, price fixing, price manipulation, monopolization, tying, predatory pricing, and fraudulent conveyance and assists clients in their interactions with insurance regulators, federal regulators, and corporate boards. Her financial services experience is in the areas of insurance, annuities, mortgage origination, banking, and mutual funds. Anne has a PhD in economics from MIT and has authored and published numerous academic articles on insurance and risk management topics such as cost pass-through, differentiation and competition, and regulation and competition.

Testimony

  • Mountain West Series of Lockton Companies, LLC (f/k/a Denver Series of Lockton Companies, LLC), and Lockton Partners, LLC, vs. Alliant Insurance Services, Inc. In the Court of Chancery for the State of Delaware. Expert Report, May 20, 2019; Rebuttal Report, May 24, 2019; Deposition, May 29, 2019. Testified on behalf of plaintiffs evaluating whether economic harms can be quantified with a reasonable degree of precision.
  • MAO-MSO Recovery II, LLC; MSP Recovery, LLC; MSPA Claims 1, LLC; and MSP Recovery Claims, Series LLC, Plaintiffs, vs. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company Defendant, Case No. 1:17-cv-01537-JBM-JEH, In the District Court, Central District of Illinois. Expert Report, May 15, 2019; Deposition, June 3, 2019. Testified on behalf of defense evaluating class certification relating to allegations of failure to pay Medicare secondary payer claims.
  • Michael G. Vogt, Individually and On Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated, Plaintiff, vs. State Farm Life Insurance Company, Defendant, Case No. 2:16-cv-04170-NKL, In the District Court, Western District of Missouri. Expert Report, March 2, 2018; Trial testimony June 5, 2018. Testified on behalf of defense evaluating class certification and damages relating to allegations of breach of contract with respect to universal life policies.
  • Patrick Ryan Bray vs. Bank of America Corp. and Bank of America, N.A., Case No. 15-CV- 2532-T-35TBM, In the District Court, Middle District of Florida, Tampa, Florida. Expert Report, December 26, 2017. Deposition, January 17, 2018. Testified on behalf of defense evaluating claims of tying related to syndicated loans.
  • In the matter of: The Form A Application Regarding the Acquisition of Control of Brighthouse Life Insurance Company by Brighthouse Financial, Inc., and Brighthouse Holdings, LLC Docket No. 3344-2016. Before the Insurance Commissioner for the State of Delaware. Report submitted May 30, 2017; Hearing testimony June 5, 2017. Testified as external financial advisor to the Delaware Department of Insurance.
  • Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Plan Trust by and through Neil Luria as Plan Trustee v. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. CASE NO. 13-33964 CA 01 (40), In the Circuit Court of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit In and for Miami-Dade County, Florida, Complex Business Section. Deposition, August 6, 2015. Affidavit, September 17, 2015. Testified on behalf of the defense regarding damages and solvency.

Publications and Papers

  • “A simple index of common ownership is not so simple,” (with Pablo Florian), The Exchange: Insurance and Financial Services Developments, American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law, Spring 2019.

  • “The Digital Revolution’s Impact on Trading and Trading Investigations,” (with Lilly Goldman) The Woman Advocate, American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Woman Advocate Committee, Fall 2018, Volume 25, Issue 1.

  • “Impact of the Credit Crisis on MBS Markets,” (with Andrew Carron and Tom Schopflocher), Handbook of Mortgage-Backed Securities, 7th ed., Frank J. Fabozzi, ed., Oxford University Press, 2016.
  • "Risk overhang and loan portfolio decisions: Small business loan supply before and during the financial crisis" (with Robert DeYoung, Gokhan Torna, and Andrew Winton), Journal of Finance, 2015.

 

Speeches and Presentations

  • Participant in Antitrust Issues panel for “Digital Platforms: Innovation, Antitrust, and Privacy,” UIC John Marshall Law School, Conference, March 13, 2020.

  • Digital Platforms and Antitrust Concerns,” UIC John Marshall Law School 63rd Annual IP Conference, November 1, 2019.

  • “High Yield Debt Mutual Funds,” NERA’s Finance, Law and Economics Securities Litigation Seminar, Park City, July 2016.

  • Panel member for "Avoiding Signaling and Collusion in Information Exchanges and other Business Transactions in the US and EU,” Chicago Forum on International Antitrust Issues, June 2016.

 

Publications and Papers

  • “A simple index of common ownership is not so simple,” (with Pablo Florian), The Exchange: Insurance and Financial Services Developments, American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law, Spring 2019.

  • “The Digital Revolution’s Impact on Trading and Trading Investigations,” (with Lilly Goldman) The Woman Advocate, American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Woman Advocate Committee, Fall 2018, Volume 25, Issue 1.

  • “Impact of the Credit Crisis on MBS Markets,” (with Andrew Carron and Tom Schopflocher), Handbook of Mortgage-Backed Securities, 7th ed., Frank J. Fabozzi, ed., Oxford University Press, 2016.
  • "Risk overhang and loan portfolio decisions: Small business loan supply before and during the financial crisis" (with Robert DeYoung, Gokhan Torna, and Andrew Winton), Journal of Finance, 2015.

 

Speeches and Presentations

  • Participant in Antitrust Issues panel for “Digital Platforms: Innovation, Antitrust, and Privacy,” UIC John Marshall Law School, Conference, March 13, 2020.

  • Digital Platforms and Antitrust Concerns,” UIC John Marshall Law School 63rd Annual IP Conference, November 1, 2019.

  • “High Yield Debt Mutual Funds,” NERA’s Finance, Law and Economics Securities Litigation Seminar, Park City, July 2016.

  • Panel member for "Avoiding Signaling and Collusion in Information Exchanges and other Business Transactions in the US and EU,” Chicago Forum on International Antitrust Issues, June 2016.