Principals of The Brattle Group work with clients on commercial damages issues arising from a wide variety of actions including antitrust, patent infringement, breach of contract, fraudulent disclosure, toxic tort, and product liability. We present economic analysis and information clearly, and defend principled economic and finance arguments while exposing the flaws in opposing opinions. We have provided expert testimony in federal and state courts, in administrative proceedings, and before U.S. and international arbitrators and mediators.
In addition to serving as expert witnesses, we support leading academics with whom we work. Our academic principals include Daniel McFadden, Professor of Economics at the University of California at Berkeley and recipient of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Economics in recognition for his pioneering work in econometrics, and Stewart Myers, Professor of Finance at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and a co-author of the world’s best-selling graduate textbook on corporate finance.
Our senior advisors also form an extensive network of distinguished academics in economics, finance, and accounting. They bring to our client engagements exceptional credentials and industry expertise in commercial damages matters.
The Brattle Group’s industry experience in this area includes: Agricultural Products, Airlines, Banking, Consumer Products, Credit Cards, Computer Hardware and Software, Electricity, Financial Institutions, Industrial Products, Insurance, Media and Broadcasting, Medical Devices, Metals and Mining, Natural Gas and Petroleum, Pharmaceuticals, Railroads, Semiconductors, Shipping, and Telecommunications.
- Quantifying damages using techniques such as creating and evaluating sophisticated financial models, applying comparables and option valuation approaches, and conducting econometric and statistical analyses such as event studies
- Analyzing alternative damages theories, such as reliance, restitution, lost profits or expectancy, and out-of-pocket costs
- Identifying and quantifying mitigation opportunities
- Developing and critiquing “but for” assumptions and projections
- Performing industry analyses, including evaluating market size, prices, seasonality, and substitutes under alternative assumptions
- Estimating the cost of capital
- Conducting forensic accounting investigations