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Dr. Neels has more than 30 years of research and consulting experience in the transportation sector. His work involves all segments of transportation, including airlines, air traffic management, aircraft manufacturing, freight and passenger rail, trucking, auto manufacturing and distribution, urban, postal and courier. He has led many engagements involving issues of competition and market structure, pricing and revenue management, distribution, business strategy, e-commerce, regulation, and public policy. His work has addressed problems in system planning, project finance, regulatory policy, privatization, and congestion management.

Dr. Neels has extensive experience providing expert testimony regarding damages arising from misappropriation of intellectual property. He has been called upon both by defendants and plaintiffs in matters alleging patent infringement, and in matters involving theft of trade secrets. While his work in intellectual property has involved a number of different industries and products, he brings to this work a particular expertise in the biomedical area. He has successfully concluded a number of litigation consulting and research projects for clients in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries. He has served on the faculty of one of the leading providers of continuing legal education, addressing cutting edge issues in the economics of patent damages.

In addition to his work involving intellectual property, Dr. Neels is frequently called upon to offer expert testimony in other regulatory and legal proceedings. In the regulatory area his work has analyzed issues relating to access pricing, cross-subsidy, market power, incentive regulation, rate setting, and cost structure in the context of transportation and other multi-product network industries. In legal proceedings he has testified on geographic and product market definition, and addressed allegations of price fixing and charges of attempted monopolization. His testimony often involves quantification of damages. He has calculated damages arising from a variety of different causes, including antitrust violations, breach of contract, and of course, misappropriation of intellectual property. He has also often been asked to criticize damage studies introduced into evidence by opposing experts.

Prior to joining The Brattle Group, Dr. Neels served as Vice President and leader of the transportation consulting practice at CRA International. He also founded the pharmaceutical consulting practice at that firm. He has served as a researcher in the Urban Policy Program at the Rand Corporation and the Transportation Studies Program at the Urban Institute, as a Director in the Transportation Practice at the consulting firm of Putnam, Hayes & Bartlett, and as a Management Consultant in the Transportation Practice of the firm now known as KPMG.

Warranted Surveillance? Evaluating the Economic Case for Space-Based ADS-B
January 2017
Dorothy Robyn and Kevin Neels
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
December 16, 2016

The whitepaper finds that the U.S. House of Representatives’ Tax Reform Task Force Blueprint (the Blueprint) would lead to an increase in the domestic price of crude oil.

August 12, 2016
Kevin Neels, Pallavi Seth, and Jeffrey C. Metzcar
Published in Law360

The article discusses the types of information attorneys and economic experts find valuable in patent infringement litigation.

Determining Injury From Trade Secret Misappropriation At ITC
December 2015
Mark L. Whitaker, Pallavi Seth, and Kevin Neels
Published in Law360
A Review of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s Draft Regulatory Impact Analysis
November 14, 2014
Prepared for The Railway Supply Institute, Committee on Tank Cars
The Economic Cost of Airline Flight Delay
January 2013
Nathan Barczi, Everett B. Peterson, Kevin Neels, and Thea Graham
Published in Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, Volume 47, No. 1
Beyond the Casino Floor: Economic Impacts of the Commercial Casino Industry
February 2012
Published by American Gaming Association
Effects of Discriminatory Excise Taxes on Car Rentals: Unintentional Impacts on Minorities, Low Income Households, and Auto Purchases
June 10, 2010
Prepared for Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Future of Open Skies: Will We Implement Phase II, and What Will It Look Like?
March 11, 2008
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Structural Causes of Airline Cyclicality: Are We Sowing the Seeds for the Next Downturn?
January 14, 2008
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.