Frederick R. Warren-Boulton

Managing Director

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Washington, DC +1.202.973.2463

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Rick Warren-Boulton is a managing director with Navigant's global disputes and economics practice. Before joining Navigant, he was a co-founder and principal of Microeconomic Consulting & Research Associates, Inc. (MiCRA), an economic consulting firm specializing in applied microeconomic theory, industrial organization, and econometrics. Dr. Warren-Boulton has testified and published extensively on antitrust and regulatory economics. He is an internationally recognized expert in the economics of vertical restraints, and has provided economic analyses and expert economic testimony in a number matters over a wide range of industries.

Prior to founding MiCRA, Dr. Warren-Boulton served for seven years as the chief economist of the DOJ’s Antitrust Division where he became the first deputy assistant attorney general for economic analysis. At the Division, he supervised the analysis of economic issues in all matters coming before the Division, including all mergers and monopolization cases and filings before state and federal regulatory agencies on competitive issues. He also contributed to the formulation of Division policy such as the 1984 Merger Guidelines and the Vertical Restraint Guidelines, the Division’s legislative initiatives on resale price maintenance, revisions of the antitrust statutes, and oil pipeline deregulation, and to the U.S. Sentencing Commission in drafting the antitrust provisions of the Sentencing Guidelines.

Dr. Warren-Boulton is a former associate professor of economics at Washington University (St. Louis), a visiting lecturer at Princeton University, and a research associate professor of psychology at The American University.

Select engagement experience includes:

  • U.S. v. AT&T — testified for the Department of Justice on the effects of vertical integration between Western Electric (equipment manufacturer) and the rest of the Bell system
  • FTC v. Staples and Office Depot on prices to consumers
  • U.S. v. Microsoft Corporation and State of New York ex rel. v. Microsoft Corporation — testified for DOJ and plaintiff states on Microsoft’s actions to monopolize the market for PC operating systems and entrench that monopoly position by weakening current and potential rivals
  • Air Cargo Shipping Services Litigation — testified for NCA on class certification on matter involving fuel surcharges
  • U.S. v. H&R Block — testified for the DOJ on the effect of H&R Block’s proposed acquisition of Tax Act
Education
Ph.D., Economics, Princeton University
M.A., Economics, Princeton University
M.P.A., (Master of Public Affairs) Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs, Princeton University
B.A., Economics, Yale University, cum laude

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