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Criterion Economics Welcomes John H. Johnson, IV as President

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Leading Economist Has Class Certification and Litigation Expertise in Labor, Antitrust, and Intellectual Property Matters

Washington, D.C. – Criterion Economics is pleased to announce that Dr. John H. Johnson, IV will join the firm as President on March 5. He is one of the world’s leading experts in the economics of class certification and has extensive litigation experience in labor and employment, antitrust, and intellectual property matters. Global Competition Review rates him as one of the World’s Top Young Competition Economists.

"John possesses a rare combination of powerful analytical skills as an applied econometrician and a great practical instinct for getting to the heart of the matter," said J. Gregory Sidak, chairman of Criterion. "He has an infectious enthusiasm that makes him a gifted communicator and mentor. He will successfully serve our clients and lead our staff well into the future."

Mr. Sidak, who founded Criterion in 1999, is an internationally recognized expert on antitrust, intellectual property, regulation of network industries, and complex economic litigation. Criterion supplies law firms and other clients throughout the world with expert economic and financial analysis for complex legal disputes and public policy debates. Representative clients include AT&T, Disney, Exelon, Microsoft, the Republic of Mexico, Verizon and numerous leading global law firms.

Dr. Johnson currently practices in the Washington, D.C. office of NERA Economic Consulting. Joining him, also from NERA, will be Matthew Milner as a Vice President at Criterion. Mr. Milner specializes in antitrust, class certification, intellectual property, and quantitative analysis of complex litigation matters.

Dr. Johnson uses state-of-the-art econometric techniques to analyze and interpret large data sets. A common theme in his consulting practice is turning data into information that can solve practical problems facing his clients. He is also known for his ability to convey complex and rigorous economic analysis in a straightforward manner.

Dr. Johnson earned his Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is an Affiliated Professor at Georgetown University’s Public Policy Institute. Dr. Johnson, 35, began his career as an Assistant Professor of Economics and Labor and Industrial Relations at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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