The Brattle Group at a Glance


  • "Brattle has the best culture."
  • "My incredibly smart (Nobel prize-winning!) and encouraging colleagues."
  • "I'm intellectually challenged and learn a lot every day."


  • "Lumpy and unpredictable hours."
  • "Lack of a global footprint."
  • "Lack of long-term advancement opportunities [for Research Analysts]."

The Buzz

  • "Elite."
  • "Expert."
  • "Limited promotion opportunities for entry level positions."
  • "Very well respected."

About The Brattle Group

The Brattle Group answers complex economic, regulatory, and financial questions for corporations, law firms, and governments around the world. Originating in 1990 as a five-person outfit, Brattle combined with Incentives Research, Incorporated in 1995 to strengthen its expertise in energy matters and opened its first office in Cambridge. The firm's 250-plus employees-now working from eight offices in the United States, Canada, Spain, Italy, and the United Kingdom-serve a number of industries, including electric power, financial institutions, natural gas and petroleum, telecommunications and media, and health care. 

Where its energy lies

Today, Brattle's specialties lie in energy, finance, and litigation throughout North America, the European Union, and even in Asia Pacific, despite having no physical presence there. In the energy sector, one of Brattle's major practice areas, it services clients in the electric, natural gas, and petroleum areas. The firm assists electric utilities, deregulated power producers, customers, regulators, and energy policy-makers with planning, regulation and litigation efforts. It provides gas clients, whether involved in production, marketing, or transport, with expert testimony and advice in regulatory and legal disputes over pricing, prudence and cost recovery, access, and contract performance. For the petroleum industry, it consults on asset valuation, contract performance, corporate strategy and risk assessments, financial modeling, market power reviews, reliability, and damages evaluations and royalty disputes. The firm also has growing practices in integrated resource planning and the design and implementation of smart grid initiatives. 

Elsewhere in the halls of commerce, financial institutions call on Brattle when faced with litigation and regulatory matters concerning securities, capital requirements, due diligence, structured finance, risk management, asset valuation, pricing of services, profitability, antitrust issues, and the cost of capital. Telecommunications and media outfits engaged in fixed-line and wireless communications, mobile satellite services, and cable and satellite television look to the firm for valuation of spectrum, the assessment of damages in litigation, assistance with auctions, the pricing of network access, and interconnection and other analyses. Brattle also has knowledge and experience in intellectual property, product liability, transportation, and general commercial litigation, as well as an established practice in international arbitration and is regularly called on for assistance in high-profile, high-stakes disputes. Its antitrust/competition experts have worked on a number of the largest mergers, or attempted mergers, in over 50 industries. 

Brattle's brains

Brattle refers to its consultants collectively as a team, and its chain of command is structured flatly to encourage input in a peer-like manner from individuals of any level. Not only does the system foster a sense of collegiality, but it also exposes junior staff to some of the biggest brains in their fields. Brattle's principals are longtime experts in their respective industries, with advanced degrees in economics, finance, management, and engineering from top universities around the world. Its cadre of senior principals includes Daniel McFadden of the University of California, Berkeley, who was the co-winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Economics, and Stewart Myers of MIT's Sloan School of Management, co-author of the leading graduate-level textbook on corporate finance (Brealey & Myers). The firm's experts also draw on a network of advisors that includes renowned academics and former government officials, such as the former chief economist for the U.S. Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, and deans and faculty at academic institutions, such as MIT, Duke University, the University of Chicago, and London Business School. 

Rolling out the page-turners

Brattle consultants have shared their insights in countless academic papers, books, articles, and reports, which have appeared in magazines, newspapers, and journals all over the world. The firm frequently publishes reports and discussion papers on economic issues related to the environment, energy, finance, and telecommunications industries. Junior consulting staff are often given opportunities to co-author some of these publications. 

While the firm's studies and research have won it recognition, Brattle is also on the lookout for notable research outside its own firm. Every year, the firm sponsors prizes for the best papers in corporate finance to foster intellectual inquiry within the areas of finance and economics. As an incentive, winners receive $10,000, and two runner-up papers receive $5,000. 


July 2015 

Brattle Opens a Toronto Office 

The Brattle Group has opened an office in Toronto, which is a natural extension of Brattle's continued growth, given the breadth of work we do with the nation's leading law firms, corporations, and regulatory agencies. Brattle's Toronto office is led by Dr. Renée Duplantis, who served most recently as the T.D. MacDonald Chair in Industrial Economics at the Canadian Competition Bureau. With broad experience in high-profile competition investigations, she offers our clients a deep understanding of economic matters related to competition policy in Canada. 

June 2015 

Brattle Expert's Testimony Contributes to Finding on Government Treatment of AIG

In the recently released decision from the United States Court of Federal Claims, Judge Wheeler sided with Brattle client Starr International Co. Inc., finding that that the Federal Reserve overstepped its authority by taking 79.9 percent of AIG's equity as a condition of its loan to AIG. This element of the decision echoed testimony of Brattle principal Dr. Michael Cragg, which was restated in the opinion. The court sided with Starr and other AIG shareholders, stating: "There is no law permitting the Federal Reserve to take over a company and run its business in the commercial world as consideration for a loan." 

May 2015

Brattle Experts Assist in Securing Favorable Outcome for Client in Nortel's Bankruptcy Allocation Trial

On May 12, 2015, more than six years after Nortel's bankruptcy filing, four years after liquidations of all of its assets, and six months after an unprecedented joint trial before one U.S. court and one Canadian court, two judges simultaneously, but independently, reached an important decision regarding the allocation of Nortel's $7.3 billion liquidation proceeds among its creditors. Both decisions call for an allocation of the proceeds largely proportional to Nortel's global creditor claims. This pro rata allocation is a modified mechanism that was proposed by Dr. Coleman Bazelon, a principal at The Brattle Group, as an economically-rational allocation that, in the absence of an ex ante agreement among Nortel's legal entities prior to its bankruptcy, reflected the financial and management realities of Nortel's business operations. 

April 2015

Brattle Consultants Author Book on Market Power and Market Manipulation in Energy Markets 

Brattle principals Gerald Taylor, Shaun Ledgerwood, Romkaew Broehm, and Peter Fox-Penner have authored a book that provides insights and an analytical framework for understanding the legal and economic nuances associated with energy market manipulation. Market Power and Market Manipulation in Energy Markets: From the California Crisis to the Present gives readers deep insights into market power and market manipulation in energy markets, and discusses how the features of electricity markets and pricing make them particularly vulnerable to manipulation.

The authors of this book are energy industry and market manipulation experts who draw upon their experience analyzing and assessing trader behavior in regulatory proceedings arising from the Crisis, which resulted in Brattle's assisting the California Parties, a group representing purchasers, in obtaining approximately $4 billion in settlements from suppliers for the high prices they suffered during the Crisis. 


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The Brattle Group

44 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: (617) 864-7900
Fax: (617) 864-1576
Vault ID: 27914


  • Employer Type: Private
  • President & CEO: M. Alexis Maniatis
  • 2015 Employees: 295

  • Employment Contact

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Bankruptcy & Restructuring Analysis
    Commercial Damages
    Big Data Analytics
    Environmental Litigation & Regulation
    Intellectual Property
    International Arbitration
    International Trade
    Mergers & Acquisitions Litigation
    Product Liability
    Regulatory Finance & Accounting
    Risk Management
    Utility Regulatory Policy & Ratemaking
    Electric Power
    Financial Institutions
    Health Care Products and Services
    Natural Gas and Petroleum
    Telecommunications & Media

Major Office Locations

  • Cambridge, MA (HQ)
    New York
    San Francisco
    Washington, DC


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