Ted Tatos specializes in economic and statistical analysis, particularly in antitrust, higher education, intellectual property, employment, property value diminution, and healthcare matters. Mr. Tatos was previously an Adjunct Professor of economics at the University of Utah, where he has taught both graduate and undergraduate economics and statistics classes. He is also the Associate Economics Editor of the Antitrust Bulletin journal. He regularly publishes in economic and law journals on antitrust, labor, statistics, higher education, and intellectual property issues. His work has appeared in the Antitrust Bulletin, the Harvard Journal of Sports & Entertainment Law, the Federal Circuit Bar Journal, the Appraisal Journal, and others.
Mr. Tatos has testified in both federal and state court as well as before administrative law judges. He has also co-presented findings regarding lock-in in the mainframe industry before the European Commission, Director General of Competition, Chief Economist’s team. In the public sector, he has been engaged as an expert witness by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and has performed sampling and statistical analysis for the Department of Defense.
Ted has worked on and been engaged as an expert in multiple antitrust cases, including Robinson-Patman Act matters, on which he has also published. He has also been an expert in various intellectual property matters, including trademark infringement cases where issues such as the likelihood of consumer confusion and secondary meaning are involved. He has also been engaged as a damages expert in multiple breach of contract and breach of non-solicitation provision matters, particularly in the direct selling industry.
Mr. Tatos has published and offered expert testimony on the use of hedonic regression in valuing multiple properties and potential property value impacts. He is also routinely engaged by experts in fields such as property value appraisal to assist them in applying statistical analysis techniques. He has also assisted valuation and accounting experts in valuing complex instruments and contingent obligations.
Mr. Tatos’ research has also focused on higher education, including antitrust issues involving the NCAA and the treatment of college athletes. Mr. Tatos’ research was also featured in The Athletic’s documentary: Failure to Disclose: The mysterious absence of critical data from UNC’s renowned concussion research. He is also a contributor to the American Prospect. His publications can be downloaded from https://utah.academia.edu/TedTatos.
Mr. Tatos has also been interviewed by and his work cited by various media outlets, including the NY Times, The Baltimore Sun, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and others. The National Collegiate Players Association cited Mr. Tatos’ article in The American Prospect titled “Playing Games With College Athletes’ Lives” about the risks of resuming athletic contests during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic as “the first piece of information some of the players received about health risks they may face when their sport resumes.
M.S., Statistics with a focus in Econometrics, Univ. of Utah. Thesis published in Intellectual Property Damages: Guidelines and Analysis, 2004 Supplement – Applying Statistical Analysis to the Market Approach
B.A. Duke University, Economics/Psychology.
Empirical Analytics (Director), 2010-2019
Wasatch Economics (Director), 2008-2010
North Harvard Group (Consultant), 2006-2008
LECG, LLC (Managing Economist), 1997-2000, 2001-2006
DynCorp, HealthCare Information Technology Services (Statistical Analyst), 2000
U.S. District Court
Administrative Law, Arbitration
Public Utilities Commission
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