Hagens Berman have this week filed an important complaint against RealPage and a group of firms that sell leases on multi-family residential real estate units in Seattle. The complaint alleges that RealPage’s platform and algorithm provided an unprecedented method for lessors to track competitors’ rents and collude to respond to changing rates in real time, in lockstep. Fideres has advised plaintiffs in connection with these allegations. Click here to read the complaint.
Max joined Fideres in 2016. He has led the development and implementation of economic models for major collective actions in the US and the UK, contributing to litigation on a variety of topics. His reports and econometric work has been included in cases for conduct including, among others, the FX and LIBOR benchmark manipulation, digital market monopolization by Apple and Amazon, and consumer claims against a cartel of US generic drug manufacturers, abuse of market power by large regional US hospital systems, restriction of the right to repair by John Deere, and the combined abuse of dominance by Visa and Mastercard in UK payment systems. Before joining Fideres, Max worked at the national laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico, as part of a team designing neural networks for applications in machine learning. Max holds an MSc in Economic History from the London School of Economics.