The Brattle Group at a Glance


  • "Learning opportunities and exposure to experts."
  • "Very intellectual, highly analytical & data-driven.'
  • "The culture at Brattle is relaxed and the work is challenging and rewarding."


  • "Hours may be volatile at times, day to day may not always be exciting."
  • "Unexpected changes to workload."
  • "The quick turnover of analysts leaving to pursue a Ph.D or MBA."

The Buzz

  • "Niche. Good studies."
  • "Niche economic consulting firm."
  • "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 300-plus employees-now working from nine offices in the United States, Canada, Spain, Italy, Australia, 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 the Asia Pacific region. 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 policymakers 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 "Utility of the Future" initiatives. 

Elsewhere in the halls of commerce, financial institutions call on Brattle when faced with litigation and regulatory matters concerning securities, tax and transfer pricing, capital requirements, due diligence, structured finance, risk management, asset valuation, pricing of services, profitability, antitrust issues, and 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 & University of Southern California, 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 awards "The Brattle Group Prize" 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.

Putting their money where their mouth is

Brattle puts a high value on the development of staff and the application of its values into everything done by the firm. To that end, the firm awards two $10,000 prizes to staff - The Bill Moss Prize to recognize excellence in mentoring, and the Brattle Prize to recognize the staff member who most exemplifies the core values of the firm - respect, performance, collaboration, and integrity.


Brattle Welcomes New Principals Andy Harington, Chris Laursen, and Adoria Lim 

Brattle welcomed three new principals over the past year: Andy Harington, Chris Laursen, and Adoria Lim. Mr. Harington, based in Brattle's Toronto office, has nearly 25 year of diverse experience in business consulting, M&A transaction advisory, and general financial consulting.

Mr. Laursen joined the firm's DC office and has provided expert testimony and consulting services on a wide range of matters relating to financial products and institutions, markets, regulation, and risk management. 

Ms. Lim, based in Brattle's San Francisco office, is a CPA with over 15 years of experience in accounting and finance at a Big 4 accounting firm, a Fortune 500 publicly-traded company, and as a consultant. 

July 2016 

Study Co-Authored by Brattle Economists Examines Impacts of a Regional Power Market in the Western U.S. for California ISO

Brattle economists co-authored a study that provides a comprehensive examination of the impacts of transforming the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) into a multistate, regional ISO. Among its key findings, the study estimates an annual savings for California ratepayers would grow from $55 million/year in 2020 (with only CAISO and Pacificorp participating) to a range of $1 billion to $1.5 billion/year by 2030 (for a large regional market). 

March 2016 

The Brattle Group Opens an Office in Sydney

The Brattle Group has opened an office in Sydney to support its clients in Australia and the greater Asia-Pacific region with face-to-face collaboration and efficient access to the firm's global resources. The Sydney office is led by Brattle Principal Toby Brown, formerly of the firm's San Francisco office, who specializes in energy markets and infrastructure regulation. He has consulted for producers, pipelines, utilities, and regulators in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, the United States, and Canada. Dr. Brown's consulting experience in Australia includes gas pricing, wholesale market design, and advising on best practices for infrastructure access based on experience in different jurisdictions worldwide. 

January 2016 

Four Brattle Principals Recognized as Leading Arbitration Witnesses by Who's Who Legal Arbitration 2016: Expert Witnesses Analysis

Principals Carlos Lapuerta, Alexis Maniatis, Stewart Myers, and José Antonio Garcia have been named among the world's leading arbitration experts in Who's Who Legal Arbitration 2016: Expert Witnesses Analysis. Who's Who Legal Arbitration recognizes practitioners around the world that are commended for their expertise in international arbitration proceedings. Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. 

January 2016 

Brattle Recognized as One of The World's Top Firms For Competition Economics by Global Competition Review

Brattle has been named one of the world's top firms for competition economics by Global Competition Review (GCR). This is the ninth consecutive year that Brattle has been recognized in GCR's annual "Economics 21," an analysis of the world's leading economic consulting firms. Brattle's antitrust and competition practice includes 61 economics experts led by New York-based Principal Andrew Abere and Washington, DC-based Principal James Reitzes. The firm is supported by a vast network of experts, including academics from several prominent institutions, including Columbia University, Stanford University, Harvard Law School, the London School of Economics, UC Berkeley, Georgetown University, and Northeastern University. 

August 2015 

Brattle Economists Assess Potential Economic Impacts of Boston's Proposed Bid to Host 2024 Summer Olympic Games

Brattle economists authored a report that provides an independent analysis of the potential economic impacts of Boston's proposed bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, with a particular focus on assessing risk to local and state governments. Prepared for the of Massachusetts Office of the Governor, President of the Senate, and Speaker of the House, the report examined aspects of financing, infrastructure, and economic impacts relative to Boston's bid preparation. 

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The Brattle Group

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


  • Employer Type: Private
  • President & CEO: M. Alexis Maniatis
  • 2016 Employees: 335

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Bankruptcy & Restructuring Analysis
    Big Data Analytics
    Commercial Damages
    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