- Managing Director
- Forensic & Litigation Consulting
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- 555 12th Street, NW
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- Washington, DC, 20004
- United States
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- B.A., Economics, Bogazici University
- M.S., Economics, University of Texas at Austin
- Ph.D., Economics, University of Texas at Austin
- Antitrust & Competition Economics
- Class Action
- Econometrics & Statistical Analysis
- Expert Testimony
- Energy, Power & Products
- Financial Institutions
- Healthcare & Life Sciences
Cagatay Koc is a Managing Director in the FTI Consulting Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment and is based in Washington, DC. His primary areas of focus are antitrust litigation, merger reviews, M&A-related litigation, valuation, and damages analyses, with significant experience in the healthcare, energy, and oil and gas industries.
Dr. Koc has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Texas at Austin. He has fifteen years of experience conducting economic, financial, and statistical analysis for complex business litigation and regulatory matters. His scope of work includes consulting with counsel on economic issues, identifying experts, working with experts to prepare reports, deposition and trial support, and leading a team of consultants and support staff. He has provided expert testimony in cases involving collusion, alleged overcharges, damages, and M&A-related energy valuations.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Dr. Koc was a Principal at Cornerstone Research. Prior to Cornerstone Research, he was a visiting academic scholar for two years at the Federal Trade Commission (Bureau of Economics), taught economics at Columbia University and University of Texas at Arlington, and served as a consulting economist for NERA Economic Consulting. Dr. Koc has published numerous articles in, and has served as a referee for, academic research journals such as the Journal of Health Economics, Health Economics, Journal of Risk and Insurance, Journal of Urban Economics, and Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics.
Antitrust Experience: Dr. Koc has addressed class certification, liability and damages issues in matters involving allegations of monopolization, price fixing, and bid rigging in a variety of industries, including health insurance, private equity, auto parts, and energy. He has conducted economic analysis for matters involving issues at the intersection of finance and antitrust. He also has analyzed the competitive effects of mergers and issues of market definition in diverse industries, including consumer products, hospital services, health insurance, pharmaceuticals, and energy.
M&A Litigation Experience: Dr. Koc has analyzed valuation issues in connection with appraisal actions and the analysis of specific assets such as spectrum holdings and oil and gas assets. He has addressed customary due diligence practices in public target merger transactions involving strategic buyers and in shelf takedown public offerings of securities.
Valuation and Damages Experience: Dr. Koc has provided valuation and damages analysis in false advertising, trade secrets, breach of contract, defamation, employment termination, and insurance disputes. Issues he has addressed in damages analysis include establishing causation, the appropriate measure of damage, estimation of appropriate discount rate, estimation of conditions in the “but for” world, and evaluation of mitigation.
Awards & Recognition
- Winner of the 2006 Georgescu-Roegen Prize (Best Article Award) of the Southern Economic Association.