Energy Litigation

Brattle offers extensive litigation support and testifying experience regarding disputed energy contracts, asset performance, and transactions.

Our experts testify frequently before regulatory commissions, courts, and arbitration and mediation panels on subjects involving both liability and damages. We have significant experience in damages estimation, including the application of modern finance theory for discount rate determination purposes, which is often an issue because the lost or impaired contract may have considerably different risks than its available replacements. Our knowledge of the energy industry allows us to testify on industry fundamentals and practices, common use of industry terms, the materiality of misrepresentations in securities offerings, and whether reasonable efforts were undertaken to mitigate damages.

We provide support to our clients in all aspects of the litigation process, including the formulation of economic arguments and case strategy, class certification matters, litigation risk analysis, and assistance with discovery, depositions, and cross examination. We also help clients with the identification and coordination of expert witnesses and we support clients in drafting legal documents involving economic subject areas or highly technical industry matters. Similarly, we have often provided assistance on technical issues and strategy in settlement negotiations and in allocating damage awards or settlement amounts among multiple claimants.

In addition to litigation assignments, Brattle provides business consulting services to clients in contract (re)negotiation, formulation and review of procurement strategies and auctions, and the valuation of contracts and specific contract terms.

Principals
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Principal
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Dr. Toby Brown specializes in the regulation and economics of the gas and electricity sectors. He has consulted for pipelines, utilities, and regulators and he has particular expertise in incentive-based regulation in the energy sector. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Principal
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Dr. Goldberg specializes in complex litigation in which careful analysis and modeling of economic, business, or financial data is critical. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Principal
+1.617.864.7900
Mr. Graves specializes in regulatory and financial economics, especially for electric and gas utilities, and in litigation matters related to securities litigation and risk management. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Principal
+1.617.234.5729
Mr. Levine specializes in energy and regulatory economics and is an expert in the economics of the natural gas, oil, and liquefied natural gas markets. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Principal
+44.20.7406.7900
+34.618.804.265
Dr. Marin is an economic expert on regulation and competition in various sectors, particularly energy, telecommunications, and transportation, as well as on econometrics, microeconomic and valuation techniques. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Principal
+1.617.864.7900
Mr. O'Loughlin specializes in regulatory economics and valuation as applied to the natural gas, oil pipeline, and electric power industries. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Taylor 066
Principal
+1.617.864.7900
Mr. Taylor's areas of expertise include contract and market risks and incentives, antitrust and regulatory economics, and transition markets. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Principal
+1.415.217.1000
Dr. Vilbert specializes in cost of capital, regulatory economics, financial planning, income tax disputes, and valuation. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Senior Associates
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Senior Associate
Valentina Bonetti has experience in litigation and regulation projects, particularly in the natural gas and LNG industry. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Senior Associate
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Mr. Thapa is an expert in the regulation and economics of the energy sector. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4