Analysis Group, Inc.

Analysis Group, Inc. Company Profile


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Boston-based Analysis Group, Inc. provides economic, financial, and business strategy consulting to law firms, corporations, and government agencies. Much of the firm's work is grounded in economic analysis-whether that be a quantitative assessment related to a litigation, quantifying the impact of a disease on the U.S. economy, or developing a model for a client's corporate strategic planning exercise. To date, Analysis Group has provided support in litigation matters for attorneys at more than 500 law firms, including the 25 largest firms in the country, and has worked with Fortune 100 companies, consulting to general counsels and senior executives.

For law firms, the firm's consultants help with pretrial discovery, development of economic and financial models, preparation of testimony, critique of opposing experts' analyses, and providing expert testimony, in addition to other aspects of litigation. The ongoing economic crisis has resulted in a big uptick in engagements involving analysis of complex securities, such as derivatives and credit default swaps, as well as securitized assets at the center of the subprime housing fallout, and assisting troubled and bankrupt companies. Corporate and government clients call on the firm for help with a variety of business issues, including company and asset valuations, cost-effectiveness analyses, market analyses, evaluation of mergers and acquisitions, financial planning, and tax issues. The firm also has a large and growing health care practice that integrates outcomes research, epidemiology and drug safety studies, as well as litigation support, and pricing and product strategy.

Close-but not inside-the ivory tower

Former Arthur D. Little consultants Bruce Stangle and Michael Koehn founded Analysis Group in 1981 in Belmont, MA. The two Ph.D.-carrying brains sought to fuse academic practice with business litigation by applying economic research. The firm primarily consulted on mergers and acquisitions to start; today, its consultants, working from 9 offices in the United States and internationally from Montreal and a new Beijing office, opened in 2012, have experience in all areas of economics as it applies to the legal and business world, including securities, health care, bankruptcy, intellectual property, antitrust, and commercial litigation and damages.

Principled professionals

The firm adheres to four operating tenets, which give shape to a kind of business philosophy. First is access: Analysis Group maintains close ties to specialists-top minds in academia, leaders in industry, and government insiders-to ensure that clients have access to the best people and ideas. Consultants work closely with a network of such experts to offer clients quantitative analysis and hands-on experience to help resolve business and legal hurdles. Second, collaboration: the firm encourages strong relationships within consulting teams and between teams and clients, which ultimately improves communication, effectiveness, and satisfaction. Next is responsiveness, a result of being able to rapidly identify specialized experts for a case, and a flexible structure that allows teams to quickly scale up or down as needed. And finally, pragmatism: Analysis Group believes all strategies should focus on relevant, applicable solutions.

For each client engagement, Analysis Group's professionals are grouped into teams, which are tailored according to the needs of the project and the client. Often, these teams are supplemented by academic or industry experts from the firm's external network.



March 2014

Economic Studies on Health Care in China Edited by Analysis Group

Managing Principal Eric Q. Wu served as guest editor, along with Vice President Jipan Xie and Professor Lizheng Shi of Tulane University, of a special issue of Adis's PharmacoEconomics journal focused on China. Health Economic Issues in China is devoted to studies addressing aspects of China's current health care system from a health economics and outcomes research perspective. Many of the authors who contributed to the issue are important and influential figures, including Wannian Liang of the department of health care reform in China's National Health and Family Planning Commission and Professor Gordon Liu, Professor of Economics and Director of the China Center for Health Economics Research at Peking University's Guanghua School of Management, an Analysis Group affiliate, and a thought leader on health economics issues in China.

The special issue contains original research on a number of disease-specific topics, as well as studies related to multiple aspects of health care reform in China.


February 2014 

Managing Principals Paul Greenberg and Gaurav Jetley Named to Law360 Editorial Advisory Boards

Managing Principals Paul Greenberg and Gaurav Jetley were named to Law360's 2014 Health and Mergers & Acquisitions editorial advisory boards, respectively. Law360 is an online newswire for business lawyers. Its Health section reports on a range of litigation, regulatory, and policy-related issues involving health care services companies, including hospitals, health insurers, physicians groups, and medical suppliers. The Mergers & Acquisitions section covers activity in bankruptcy courts, hostile takeovers, and leveraged buyouts, as well as relevant legislation, regulation, and deal-related litigation. As panel members, Mr. Greenberg and Mr. Jetley will provide feedback on content, participate in discussions about timely topics and trends, and inform future coverage decisions.


President and CEO Martha Samuelson Discusses the Value of Coaching in the Boston Business Journal

Analysis Group President and CEO Martha Samuelson shared her perspectives on seeking and offering advice and discussed the strengths of the firm in an interview with the Boston Business Journal. The article, "Women Up: Martha Samuelson of Analysis Group" (February 21, 2014), is part of the journal's executive profile series, which captures insights from senior leaders in the region.


Judge Rules that Health System Acquisition of Physician Group Violates Antitrust Law 

In a closely watched matter of national significance, U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill ruled that St. Luke's Health System's acquisition of Saltzer Medical Group-the largest independent, physician-owned, multispecialty group in Idaho-was anticompetitive, and ordered St. Luke's to unwind the acquisition.

Analysis Group and academic affiliate Professor Deborah Haas-Wilson of Smith College were retained by attorneys representing Plaintiff Saint Alphonsus Health System to evaluate the likely competitive effects of the acquisition. 

The lawsuit, which was a companion case to one brought by the Idaho Office of the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission, alleged that the acquisition would substantially lessen competition for health care services, in violation of federal and state antitrust law.


December 2013 

Managing Principal Susan Tierney Discusses Pollution in China in CNBC Article

Managing Principal Susan Tierney was cited in a CNBC article exploring the causes of China's current environmental challenges. According to the article, "An unpolluted China? Don't hold your breath" (December 18, 2013), explores the causes of China's current environmental challenges and features insights from several experts, including Managing Principal Susan Tierney.


Analysis Group Study on the Effect of Uncertainty on Investment Cited in The Economist

Does economic uncertainty cause firms to reduce investment due to risk aversion or increase spending on projects with the hopes of future payoffs? A recent article in The Economist explores this question by examining studies on how companies react to uncertain market conditions, including a study conducted by Analysis Group Manager Elizabeth and Arizona State University Assistant Professor Luke Stein. The article  cited Dr. Stone and Dr. Stein's paper as evidence that firms reduce their long-term capital outlays when uncertainty rises.


Best in Boston-Again

For the second year in a row, Analysis Group was ranked first in the large company category in the Boston Globe 2013 "Top Places to Work" in Massachusetts survey. The survey is based on input from more than 76,000 employees from 333 Massachusetts organizations. Analysis Group has consistently appeared in the Boston Globe's rankings for the past six years.

The profile accompanying the survey results recognizes Analysis Group for its commitment to creating a collegial environment where "everyone has a say regardless of tenure or role." In addition, Martha S. Samuelson, President and CEO of Analysis Group, emphasized the firm's dedication to treating everyone with respect, and to honest feedback and fairness, rewarding performance when employees meet their goals and providing extra assistance when they are falling short.


October 2013

Analysis Group Clients Receive Favorable Decision in First Expedited Investigation Conducted under ITC Pilot Program

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) upheld an administrative law judge's determination that Lamina Packaging Innovations LLC had failed to meet the domestic industry requirement in its patent infringement lawsuit against a group of more than a dozen companies, including makers of premium wines and spirits, soaps, and MP3 accessories. Lamina, characterized by the commission as a non-practicing entity (NPE) formed for the purpose of asserting patents, claimed that the use of certain packaging materials by the respondents had infringed the asserted patents. Lamina further contended that it satisfied the economic prong of the domestic industry requirement as a result of its own domestic licensing activities, as well as the domestic activities of its licensees. 

Analysis Group Managing Principal Carla Mulhern and Vice President Robin Heider were retained by counsel on behalf of the respondents to analyze Lamina's claims with respect to the economic prong of the domestic industry requirement. In this expedited matter, the first under the ITC's pilot program for hearing intellectual property disputes with a single potentially dispositive issue, Ms. Mulhern submitted an expert report, testified at deposition, and testified at the evidentiary hearing. Under the pilot program, the commission allows the administrative law judge 100 days to conduct fact finding and issue an initial determination on the dispositive issue.

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Analysis Group, Inc.

111 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02199
Phone: (617) 425-8000
Fax: (617) 425-8001


  • Employer Type: Private
  • President & CEO: Martha S. Samuelson
  • 2013 Employees: 593

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  • Major Departments & Practices

    Accounting Litigation Services
    Antitrust & Competition
    Bankruptcy & Restructuring
    Commercial Litigation & Damages
    Corporate Transaction Litigation
    Entertainment & Media
    Environmental & Natural Resources
    Financial Institutions
    Health Care Consulting Services
    Intellectual Property
    Labor & Employment
    Securities & Financial Instruments
    Strategy & Analytics
    Surveys & Experimental Design

Major Office Locations

  • Boston, MA (HQ)
  • Chicago, IL
  • Dallas, TX
  • Denver, CO
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Menlo Park, CA
  • New York, NY
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Washington, DC
  • Beijing
  • Montreal
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