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Personal Interests

Mr. David Hutchings specializes in the economic analysis of complex business transactions. He supports experts, performs statistical analyses, and leads case teams in analyzing and developing evidence to provide consulting support to attorneys.

Mr. Hutchings has extensive experience in tax disputes and transfer pricing matters, having supported experts and attorneys for both taxpayers and taxing authorities. He has focused on developing innovative economic analyses to assess the best method for transfer pricing, assessing the profitability of transactions, and investigating the business purpose doctrine. He also has experience in securities and commercial damages cases, having been involved in several disputes arising out of the financial crisis related to residential mortgage-backed securities, credit ratings, and financial guaranty insurance, which often involve dealing with large amounts of data and conducting detailed statistical analyses. In addition, his consulting experience includes assessing the economic impact of mergers and allegedly anticompetitive behavior.

Mr. Hutchings has worked with leading academics in both litigation and non-litigation settings. For example, he has supported Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz in a number of matters, including disputes regarding the Irish banking crisis, sovereign debt restructurings, and intellectual property protections, in addition to tax and securities matters.

Mr. Hutchings began his career at Brattle as a Research Analyst, and before that was a Research Associate at the MIT Center for Real Estate.

Representative Engagements
An Economic Framework for Identifying the Tested Party
November 30, 2015
Published in Tax Notes
Can the U.S. Congressional Ethanol Mandate be Met?
May 2010
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.

David is originally from the west coast of Newfoundland, having relocated to Toronto from the Boston area when Brattle’s Toronto office opened. He has been an active volunteer at MIT for many years, presently as an Educational Counselor in Toronto and previously with several student life groups in Cambridge and Brookline, MA.

In his spare time, David enjoys playing the piano and trumpet, fly fishing, downhill skiing, and golf.