Andy Schwarz is an economist specializing in antitrust, class actions, and damages analysis, and has served as an economic expert in a variety of state and federal litigation. Andy’s primary practice is as a consulting expert, providing privileged advice to counsel and working with experts in very large, complex litigation matters in antitrust, intellectual property, sports and entertainment, and banking and insurance. He has extensive experience in class action litigation, providing assistance to counsel for defendants and for plaintiffs. In many cases, Andy has played a parallel role to the testifying expert, working with counsel to assist in their development of testimony from unaffiliated experts.
In addition to his general antitrust work, Andy has developed a subspecialty in sports economics. Andy was the case manager for the NFL’s economic expert in and for Plaintiffs’ economic experts in and and the economic expert for the settlement class. He has testified on the antitrust issues of college sports to the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Education and the Workforce, and to committees in the California, Washington, and North Carolina state legislatures. He was one of the sponsors of California SB206, which helped restore college athletes’ name, image, and likeness rights in the state of California.
Andy has been featured on ESPN, in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Sports Illustrated, Bloomberg News, Sports on Earth, and USA Today. He is a frequent contributor to Vice Sports and Deadspin and has written for Slate, Forbes.com, 538.com, and ESPN.com. He is featured in by Joe Nocera and Ben Strauss. Andy’s academic papers have analyzed secondary ticket markets, law and economics topics, the antitrust questions inherent in NCAA bylaws, and the economics of virtual goods. He has co-authored a chapter in the and in . He has appeared in debates with thought leaders sponsored by Intelligence Squared and the Aspen Institute and a several major universities. Andy’s latest project is helping to launch the Professional Collegiate League (PCL), the first professional college basketball league.
Andy holds an M.B.A. from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA as well as an A.B. in history from Stanford University, and an M.A. in history from Johns Hopkins. Andy is one of the original founders of OSKR and served as President/Managing Partner for the firm’s first three years.