Robert Mills has extensive experience quantifying economic damages in connection with commercial litigation. He has served as an expert witness or consultant in a wide range of matters, including patent, trademark and copyright infringement, theft of trade secrets, publicity rights, breach of contract, interference, conversion, fraud, predatory pricing, price fixing, attempted monopolization, and labor disputes. Mr. Mills also engages in economic research and consulting activities outside the context of litigation. He has assessed the anticipated competitive effects of mergers and joint ventures on behalf of government regulatory agencies and merging parties; developed forecasts and strategic recommendations for government agencies and clients involved with real estate development; assisted clients with the valuation of intangible assets and entire businesses; and provided support in licensing negotiations. His experience spans many industries, including software, semiconductors, telecommunications, manufacturing, apparel, insurance, energy, entertainment, waste, real estate, sporting goods, health care, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices, among others.

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Testified as an economic expert in Federal District Court, state courts in multiple jurisdictions, and at arbitrations

Appeared before the U.S. Department of Justice and at mediation venues

Quantified, assessed and valued businesses, potential competitive effects of mergers, and other issues, for a wide range of clients and industries

“Regression Analysis Applications in Litigation.” (with Dubravka Tosic), “Pocket MBA: Finance for Lawyers, June 2011,” Practicing Law Institute (PLI), New York, NY, 2011.

“Unilateral Effects of Mergers: The Simulation Approach,” (with Roy Weinstein), UCLA Law First Annual Institute on US and EU Antitrust Aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions, 1999.

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777 South Figueroa Street

Suite 4600

Los Angeles, CA 90017

rmills@ersgroup.com

Direct:  213.673.5260

Office:  213.629.2655

B.S., Portland State University, Economics and History

M.S., Portland State University, Applied Economics

M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, Economics

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