Ken Baseman is a senior expert in Economics, specializing in antitrust and regulatory economics and has extensive experience as an expert witness on the economics of exclusionary practices.
Ken has a broad background in several industries, including newspapers, broadcast and cable television, chemicals, international crude oil, tires, automobile components, aerospace, telecommunications, electric utilities, and various aspects of intellectual property and has represented public and private clients in a number of high-profile matters.
Select engagement experience includes:
- Testified on market definition; market power and exclusionary practices in LePage's v. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing, (September 1999).
- Presentation to the FTC of economic analysis relating to Brunswick's market share discounts for stern drive marine engines.
- Prepared expert reports and deposition testimony on liability and damage issues on behalf of Vision-Ease in its antitrust lawsuit challenging Transitions Optical's exclusive and loyalty agreements with various downstream entities.
- Prepared an expert report for DOJ's Antitrust Division for its challenge to the restructuring of the JOA in Charleston, West Virginia.
- Provided deposition and trial testimony on behalf of the Antitrust Division in its lawsuit challenging the acquisition of the Northwest Arkansas Times by the owners of the Morning News of Northwest Arkansas.
Prior to joining Navigant, he was a principal of Microeconomic Consulting & Research Associates, Inc. (MiCRA), an economic consulting firm specializing in applied microeconomic theory, industrial organization and econometrics. He began his career at the Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, where he worked for eight years.
Ken presently continues as a Principal of MiCRA for purposes of winding down its business.