We identify direct and indirect discrimination behaviors in the public and private sector that lead to economic unfairness. We investigate discrimination bias arising from the use of algorithms, artificial intelligence and pricing policies that cause a disparate impact on protected minorities.
Our original research spans across all major economic sectors and is grounded in solid statistical methodologies. We focus on practices that have a disproportionate impact on subsets of the population that present one of the many protected characteristics such as: gender, age, ethnicity, disability and religion.
Our discrimination practice focuses on the many aspects of the enforcement cycle: from identifying discriminatory conduct, to estimating damages and producing expert reports assessing disparate impact.
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Producing research that outlines discriminatory practices
Assessing disparate impact on relevant protected minority groups
Identify digital algorithmic discrimination
Discriminatory impact of artificial intelligence
Statistical and data analysis to determine disparate impact
Address class action commonality issues, where applicable
Expert witness testimony
Plan of allocation and settlement distribution
Fideres’s economics and data analysis expertise allow us to provide law firms and claimants with statistical evidence of discrimination, disparate impact and damages quantification. We have been involved in arbitration and litigation proceedings in the United States, the United Kingdom and South Africa that involve discriminatory conduct in a number of industry sectors: from finance to big tech. In Discrimination cases, as for other types of litigation, Fideres’s unique strength is its ability to use publicly available data to identify this form of wrongdoing and provide expert evidence from a pre-filing stage to trial. The list below illustrates the breath of our experience in this field:
Energy Payments Affected Minorities
Arbitration Dispute against Chime
Fideres has been at the forefront of investigations into cryptocurrency price manipulation and alleged misconduct by crypto exchanges. We have been advising our clients on a number of court and arbitration disputes. We collaborate with academics and our affiliate academic experts in this fast developing area of finance. Sample cases include:
Fideres has been crucial to the filing and prosecution of a number of high-profile US commodities cases. Our successes in this area have included our novel microeconomic analysis of pricing and cost structures in the meatpacking and DRAM industries, and our use of complex auction pricing data from precious metal futures markets to show how these commodities were systematically overpriced by cartels. Sample cases include:
Pharmaceuticals and healthcare markets can seem as intricate and opaque as they are vital to consumers wellbeing, which makes them crucial sectors for antitrust scrutiny. Our analysis of drug pricing data helps to identify the markets in which pharmaceutical manufacturers collude to raise prices, and our expert testimony on the economics of drug industry helps plaintiffs recover damages. In healthcare markets, Fideres has led pioneering work on market definition and overcharge analysis in the increasingly-concentrated and expensive regional hospital markets of the United States. Sample cases include:
We have used Fideres’s expertise in several commodity market and benchmark manipulation cases. Their knowledge of the financial sector, in particular, has been… valuable to the development and success of the matters we have engaged them on.
Fideres has consistently produced event studies reports within 24-hours of the request. The speed of the turnaround time has been impressive. They have provided useful insights and charts to explain complex concepts involved in securities litigation filings.
I have always found Fideres to be excellent experts. Their work is thoughtful, accurate and displays their valuable real world market experience. They understand the role of an expert in litigation well.
We have worked with Fideres in relation to several interest rate misselling matters. Their consultants provided us with effective guidance on a variety of aspects, ranging from the valuation of financial instruments, to the bank’s conduct in relation to the… pricing of such instruments.
We have worked with Fideres on several complex securities matters. They have assisted with damages modeling and estimation at the client-outreach stage through to claims filing, in mediation and during the settlement process. Fideres has extensive experience in damage quantification across security types and is a very reliable partner to work with.
Over the years I have worked closely with Fideres’s research team to investigate new antitrust matters. Their novel investigative approach has led us to work together on several new potential cartel cases and assess their viability at an early stage.
Fideres combines top class financial knowledge with a creative approach in order to provide innovative insights into LIBOR…. They have thoroughly researched and are leading experts on the technical aspects of LIBOR and are professional, reliable and a pleasure to work with.
I have engaged Fideres on several securities fraud cases. They have provided our firm with prompt and precise event studies, even in non-standard cases that required innovative approaches.
Fideres have provided our firm with input on various aspects of 10b5 claims, including class-wide damages and market efficiency assessments. They are responsive and their reports clear and to the point.
Fideres provided us with innovative quantitative analysis that was critical for building this CDS anti-trust case against major dealers. In addition to… [quantifying] the amount of damages, they clearly briefed me and my team on the technical aspects of the CDS market.