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At a Glance


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About Edgeworth Economics

Edgeworth Economics is an economic, financial, and quantitative consulting firm founded in 2009. The firm provides expert testimony and litigation consulting in addition to business consulting and data management services with clients that include law firms, corporations, and government agencies. Edgeworth’s professionals include PhD economists, statisticians, and business and human resources professionals who enjoy solving the practical problems their clients face. Using sophisticated analyses and techniques, Edgeworth provides solutions delivered in a simple and straightforward manner. A data-driven approach, responsive culture, and recognition of budgeting and cost containment are just a few of the reasons why leading attorneys rely on Edgeworth’s expert witnesses.

Operating out of four offices in Washington, DC, Pasadena, San Francisco, and Toronto, the firm is led by one of its co-founders, Dr. John H. Johnson, who serves as President and CEO. An expert and frequent writer on economic topics related to litigation, Dr. Johnson is also an active consultant and expert witness and has been featured in both capacities in cases around the world on class certification, market definition, anticompetitive effects, liability issues, causation, and antitrust.

What's in a name?

While the firm is less than a decade old, its guiding principles date back to the 19th century—to its namesake Francis Edgeworth, "who created a model of trade (known as 'pareto optimality') in which all individuals could be made better off without anyone being made worse off." The principle has guided its decisions since it was founded and governs not only the firm's approach to client work, but also company culture and work environment.


June 2018
Edgeworth Economics Is Once Again Named a Top Workplace by The Washington Post

Edgeworth Economics was recognized as a top workplace by The Washington Post for the second consecutive year. The annual recognition selects organizations in the Washington, DC area with the highest ratings based on an independently conducted employee survey.

“Edgeworth’s consecutive recognition as a Top Workplace in The Washington Post is an honor and reflects our first-rate group of people and our commitment to providing professional growth, scholarship, and top-notch work in a team-oriented environment,” said President & CEO Dr. John Johnson.

May 2018

Three Edgeworth Partners Named as Leading Competition Economists

Who’s Who Legal, a Law Business Research publication that identifies the foremost professionals in areas of business law, has featured Dr. John Johnson, Dr. Gregory Leonard, and Dr. Fei Deng in its 2018 listings of the most highly regarded competition economics practitioners. Dr. Johnson and Dr. Leonard were again named top economists, while Dr. Deng was again identified as a future leader in the space.

The publication selects experts for its rankings through a research process that evaluates a number of factors, including work on complex mergers, investigations, and disputes, as well as feedback from clients and fellow economists.

May 2018
Dr. Fei Deng Discusses China’s Antitrust Review of Qualcomm/NXP on Bloomberg TV

On May 24, 2018, Edgeworth Partner Dr. Fei Deng was interviewed on Bloomberg TV’s “Bloomberg Markets” by anchor Ed Hammond. As a leading expert in China competition economics, Dr. Deng was invited on the show to discuss the antitrust regulatory risk the Qualcomm/NXP deal is faced in China. Dr. Deng provided insight on the role of the Chinese antitrust agency—the Antimonopoly Bureau within the MOFCOM or the new State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR)—in reviewing the deal and more generally, the decision-making process surrounding merger reviews in China.

February 2018
Edgeworth Recognized as Top Economic Consultancy by Global Competition Review

Edgeworth Economics has again been listed as a top competition economic consultancy by Global Competition Review (GCR) in its annual publication of the Economics 20. A subset of the GCR 100, the Economics 20 recognizes the leading competition economics practices around the world.

“After only eight years in business, Edgeworth Economics has undoubtedly earned its spot as one of the world’s best competition economics groups,” noted GCR, highlighting Edgeworth’s 15% growth in its Antitrust & Competition Practice as well as its rising caseload in matters of merger investigations, antitrust litigation, and antitrust class actions.

The Economics 20 is determined by criteria such as casework, reputation, size of practice, and individual expert recognition in Who's Who of Competition Economists.

July 2017

Edgeworth Economics Expands North American Presence with Toronto Office

Edgeworth announced the opening of an office in Toronto, Ontario. The new location will allow Edgeworth to better serve Canadian businesses and the prestigious law firms that represent them. Edgeworth's experts in Canada will specialize in competition and antitrust, cross-border pricing, employment and labor, intellectual property, and privacy and data management.

"Our Toronto location will strengthen Edgeworth's ability to provide the highest quality client service to the Canadian market," said Edgeworth President Dr. John Johnson. "We are pleased to be able to meet the increasing local demand for rigorous economic analysis in all aspects of legal, regulatory, and business challenges."

April 2017

Edgeworth CEO Dr. John Johnson Named as Finalist in Entrepreneur Of The Year

The Entrepreneur Of The Year program, founded by Ernst & Young, is an annual competition to honor and support leading entrepreneurs around the world. The awards recognize the endeavors of exceptional men and women who have built some of the world's most enduring companies-surpassing market performance in terms of revenue growth, job creation, and longevity. Entrepreneur Of The Year finalists are selected based on entrepreneurial spirit, innovation, personal integrity, financial performance, strategic direction, market impact, and social responsibility. Edgeworth CEO Dr. John Johnson was named a finalist in Entrepreneur Of The Year Mid-Atlantic 2017.

Edgeworth Economics

1111 19th Street, NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 559-4381


Employer Type: Private
President and CEO: Dr. John H. Johnson, IV

2018 Employees (All Locations): 120

Major Office Locations

Washington, D.C. (HQ)
Pasadena, CA
San Francisco, CA
Toronto, ON

Major Departments & Practices

Class Actions
Commercial Damages
Consumer Financial Services
Data & HR Analytics
False Advertising
Intellectual Property
Labor & Employment
Privacy & Data Security
Pro Bono
Transfer Pricing