2021 Vault Rankings
At a Glance
“Great people and really interesting work.”
“Investment in career development.”
“Given a lot of responsibility.”
“Unexpected and unpredictable hours.”
“Yearly increase in base pay could be more competitive.”
“Understaffed at the lower levels.”
“Very good economic consultants.”
“Prestigious; employees are all highly experienced.”
“Great at energy cases.”
About The Brattle Group
The Brattle Group answers complex economic, regulatory, and finance 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. Today, the firm's 400-plus employees – working from 11 offices in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific – serve numerous focus areas and industries, including energy, financial institutions, IT, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, sports, telecom, and media.
Where its energy lies
Brattle specializes in providing analysis and expert consulting related to energy, finance, and litigation matters for clients throughout the world. Various governments, regulatory bodies, leading corporations, and financial institutions call on Brattle when faced with litigation, regulatory, and policy questions. In answering these questions, Brattle relies on its broad capabilities in economics, finance, and analytics, in addition to deep subject-matter expertise in a variety of industries and practice areas.
Brattle’s antitrust and competition work includes some of the largest mergers, or attempted mergers, in over 50 industries. It has advised clients in hundreds of transactions and worked on some of the largest antitrust cases.
Brattle’s experts are regularly brought in to assist with high-profile, high-stakes disputes and international arbitrations. Brattle has been engaged in dozens of investor-state arbitrations, working on behalf of both investors and states, involving assets located in Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America. Outside of disputes, they regularly provide commercial and regulatory advice to clients on energy and infrastructure projects around the globe.
Their finance- and securities-related work focuses on a variety of issues such as tax and transfer pricing, commercial transactions, due diligence, structured finance, risk management, business and asset valuation, pricing of services, industry custom and practice, profitability, and cost of capital issues. Brattle’s experience spans a range of engagements involving commercial lending, mortgage securitization, securities trading and risk management, custody of securities, hedge fund administration, securities fraud, tax disputes, credit crisis litigation, broker/client investment suitability and foreseeability, and bankruptcy and ability to pay.
In the energy sector, it assists clients across a broad range of areas, including renewable and alternative, natural gas, petroleum, and nuclear. 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. The firm also has growing practices in integrated resource planning, energy storage, and the design and implementation of "Utility of the Future" initiatives.
Brattle refers to its consultants collectively as a team, and its chain of command is structured flatly to encourage input from individuals of any level. 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 Nobel Laureate Daniel McFadden of the University of California, Berkeley & University of Southern California; and Stewart Myers of MIT's Sloan School of Management, coauthor of the graduate-level textbook: Principals of Corporate Finance. The firm's experts also draw on a network of advisors that includes renowned academics and former government officials, such as the former chief economists for the US Federal Communications Commission and 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.
Putting their money where their mouth is
When it comes to pro bono and community service efforts, Brattle’s belief in its core values – collaboration, integrity, performance, and respect – drives the firm’s commitment to a fair, impartial, and fact-driven judicial system. Their consultants partner with leading law firms’ pro bono committees as well as nonprofits such as the ACLU, the NAACP, and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law to provide expert testimony, reports, economic analyses, and data management. Brattle’s pro bono cases have involved issues as wide-ranging as criminal justice reform, voting rights, modern-day debtors’ prisons, and refugee resettlement. Numerous consultants cite their pro bono work among the highlights of their experience at Brattle.
In the News
November 16, 2020: The Brattle Group Expands Its Competition Offering with Four New Economists in Brussels
We are pleased to announce that four competition economists from the boutique competition consultancy Hexagon Economics have joined The Brattle Group’s Brussels office.
November 11, 2020: NPR's Planet Money Podcast Taps Brattle Principal Coleman Bazelon to Discuss FCC Spectrum Auction
Brattle Principal Coleman Bazelon was a guest on the NPR Planet Money podcast, “Hacking the Perfect Auction.” The podcast explored the 2016 auction held by the Federal Communications Commission for the airwaves over which TV, radio, and wireless signals are transmitted.
September 30, 2020: Brattle Consultants Find that Strong Utility Earnings in Q2 2020 Mask Longer-Term Vulnerability to COVID-19
Brattle Principal Robert Mudge and Senior Research Analyst Tess Counts have examined the first earnings season that fully reflects the impact on electric utilities of sales lost to COVID-19.
August 28, 2020: Global Arbitration Review Names Brattle Among Top International Arbitration Expert Witness Firms
The Brattle Group has been recognized by Global Arbitration Review (GAR) as a leading firm of international arbitration experts in the “GAR 100: Expert Witness Power Index.” Ranked in the top ten on the publication’s latest power index, Brattle was recognized for its work in investor-state matters.
August 11, 2020: Brattle Experts Discuss Applying Blockchain Technology to Equity Trade Settlement in Law360 Article
Brattle Principal Sujay Dave, Principal Emeritus George Oldfield, and Litigation Specialist Ethan Moore have coauthored a Law360 article titled “Using Blockchain to Settle Trades Could Alter Litigation.”
July 30, 2020: Brattle Testimony Supports General Motors and Polaris in Obtaining Successful Consumer Class Action Case Outcomes
Nobel Prize-winning economist, Brattle Principal, and University of Southern California Professor Daniel McFadden provided multiple expert reports and testimony in two recent consumer class action suits involving motor vehicle manufacturers.
One Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: (617) 864-7900
Employer Type: Private
President: David L. Sunding
2020 Employees (All Locations): 425
Bankruptcy & Restructuring
Broker-Dealers & Financial Services
Consumer Protection & Product Liability
Credit, Derivatives & Structured Products
Cryptocurrency & Digital Assets
Electricity Litigation & Regulatory Disputes
Electricity Regulatory Economics, Finance & Rates
Electricity Wholesale Markets & Planning
Environment & Natural Resources
Oil, Gas & Commodities
Regulatory Investigations & Enforcement
Securities Class Actions
Tax Controversy & Transfer Pricing
Telecommunications, Internet, Media & Entertainment
White Collar Investigations & Litigation