The Brattle Group at a Glance

Uppers

  • "Collegial culture, learning opportunities.”
  • "FLEXIBILITY, attitude of employees, types of cases, compensation."
  • "Intellectual environment."

Downers

  • "Deadlines can be difficult."
  • "Lack of diversity (gender, race).”
  • "Grunt work does have to happen on occasion.”

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 350-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, infrastructure, natural gas and petroleum, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, and telecommunications and media. 

Where its energy lies

Today, Brattle's specialties lie in energy, finance, and litigation throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific region. Leading corporations and financial institutions call on Brattle when faced with litigation and regulatory matters concerning securities, tax and transfer pricing, due diligence, structured finance, risk management, asset valuation, pricing of services, profitability, antitrust issues, and cost of capital. Companies in the telecommunications, media, internet and information technology, and sports and entertainment sectors call upon Brattle for support with litigation, regulation, and policy matters, and to provide business valuation and private advisory analyses. Brattle also has knowledge and experience in intellectual property, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, transportation and infrastructure, 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. 

In the energy sector, Brattle services clients in the electric, natural gas, and petroleum areas. The firm assists investor-owned utilities, public utilities, electricity and pipeline customers, power generators, transmission organizations, and regulatory authorities 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 electricity market participants, they provide business strategy support and help with developing (or responding to) new market designs and regulatory frameworks. The firm also has growing practices in integrated resource planning and the design and implementation of "Utility of the Future" initiatives. 

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 areas, 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, Columbia, Duke University, NYU, the University of Chicago, Stanford, 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. In recognition of the significance of the research, winners receive $25,000, and two runner-up papers receive $10,000. 

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. 

IN THE NEWS

June 27, 2018: Brattle Client Antin Receives 112 Million EUR Arbitration Award

Brattle Client Antin Infrastructure Services Luxemburg (Antin) was awarded 112 million EUR by the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in their arbitration proceeding against the Kingdom of Spain (Spain) for the removal of economic incentives in Spain's renewable energy products.

June 19, 2018: Brattle Assists the U.S. Attorney's Office in Its $1.2 Billion Settlement with NYCHA and New York City

On June 11, 2018, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York announced a landmark settlement with the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and New York City to institute a plan that will fundamentally reform the city's public housing.

March 07, 2018: Latest Brief by Brattle Economists Examines Electrification Opportunities and their Impact on the Utility Industry

In the third installment of Brattle's Retail Energy Practice Briefing Series, Brattle economists examine the many factors accelerating the phenomenon of electrification and the profound implications for electric utilities, as well as potential strategies for utility involvement.

February 22, 2018: Brattle Study: FERC Order Sets Course for 50,000 MW U.S. Storage Market

Brattle economists released a study examining the current state and potential future growth of the U.S. market for electricity storage.

February 21, 2018: Brattle Team Contributes to $850 Million Settlement in Minnesota v. 3M

3M Co. has settled a lawsuit related to groundwater and surface water contamination with the State of Minnesota for $850 million on the day trial was set to begin. Brattle economists provided evidence on liability and assessed damages on behalf of the State of Minnesota.

January 19, 2018: The Brattle Group Recognized as one of the World's Top Firms for Competition Economics by Global Competition Review

For the 11th consecutive year, The Brattle Group has been named one of the world's top firms for competition economics by Global Competition Review (GCR).

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The Brattle Group

1 Beacon Street
Suite 2600
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: (617) 864-7900
Fax: (617) 864-1576

Stats

  • Employer Type: Private
  • President & CEO: M. Alexis Maniatis
  • 2018 Employees: 386

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Energy & Utilities:
    Competition & Market Manipulation
    Electric Transmission
    Electricity Market Modeling & Resource Planning
    Electrification & Growth Opportunities
    Energy Litigation
    Energy Storage
    Environmental Policy, Planning & Compliance
    Finance & Ratemaking
    Gas/Electric Coordination
    Market Design
    Nuclear
    Renewable & Alternative Energy
     
    Litigation:
    Accounting
    Analysis of Market Manipulation
    Antitrust/Competition
    Bankruptcy & Restructuring
    Big Data & Document Analytics
    Commercial Damages
    Environmental Litigation & Regulation
    Intellectual Property
    International Arbitration
    International Trade
    Labor & Employment
    Mergers & Acquisitions Litigation
    Product Liability
    Securities & Finance
    Tax Controversy & Transfer Pricing
    Valuation
    White Collar Investigations & Litigation

    Industries:
    Electric Power
    Financial Institutions
    Infrastructure
    Natural Gas & Petroleum
    Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices
    Telecommunications, Internet & Media
    Transportation
    Water

Major Office Locations

  • Boston, MA (HQ) New York San Francisco Washington, DC London Madrid Rome Toronto Sydney