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At a Glance

Uppers

“Working with exceptionally talented people.”

“High-level exposure to a wide variety of emerging issues.”

“Interesting work and growth opportunities.”

Downers

“Volatility of hours.”

“Work/life balance rollercoaster.”

“Management not very receptive to critical feedback.”

The Buzz

“Strong economic consulting.”

“Intelligent practitioners.”

“Known for its culture.”

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 350-plus employees – working from 11 offices in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific – serve a number of industries, including energy (such as electric power, infrastructure, natural gas, and petroleum), financial institutions, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, 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 North America, Europe, Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific region. Leading corporations and financial institutions call on Brattle when faced with litigation, regulatory, and policy questions concerning securities, tax and transfer pricing, commercial transactions, due diligence, structured finance, risk management, asset valuation, pricing of services, profitability, cost of capital, transportation and infrastructure, intellectual property, and antitrust issues. These clients – including companies in the energy, finance, telecom, media, internet and IT, healthcare, sports, and entertainment sectors – also call upon Brattle to provide business valuation and private advisory analyses.

Brattle is regularly brought in to assist with high-profile, high-stakes disputes and international arbitrations. Its antitrust and competition experts have worked on some of the largest mergers, or attempted mergers, in over 50 industries.

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 investor-owned utilities, public utilities, electricity and pipeline customers, power generators, transmission organizations, and regulatory authorities with planning, regulation, and litigation efforts. For electricity market participants, they provide business strategy support and help with developing (or responding to) new market designs and regulatory frameworks. It provides gas clients – whether involved in production, marketing, or transport – with expert testimony and consulting services in regulatory and legal disputes over pricing, prudence and cost recovery, access, and contract performance. The firm also has growing practices in integrated resource planning, energy storage, 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 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 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.

Putting their money where their mouth is

When it comes to pro bono and community service efforts, Brattle’s belief in those core values 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 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

July 24, 2019

Brattle Principal Torben Voetmann Coauthors Article Examining Whether Private Companies Sell at a Discount Relative to Public Companies 
In a recent Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis article – titled “Do Unlisted Targets Sell at Discounts?” – Brattle Principal Torben Voetmann and his coauthors reexamined existing research and presented new research examining if acquisition pricing is affected by a company’s public or private status.

June 27, 2019: Brattle Study

Cost-Effective Load Flexibility Can Reduce Costs by More Than $15 Billion Annually
Brattle economists have released a study that identifies nearly 200 GW of cost-effective load flexibility potential in the U.S. by 2030.

May 20, 2019

Brattle Economists Examine the Use of the Sherman Act to Address Alleged Market Manipulation
Brattle Principals Shaun Ledgerwood, Jeremy Verlinda, and Guy Ben-Ishai, and Director of Global Development James Keyte have co-authored an article in the Energy Law Journal in which they address whether the use of antitrust laws, specifically Section 2 of the Sherman Act, to address alleged market manipulation makes sense from an economic perspective.

April 05, 2019

Brattle Named Among Top International Arbitration Expert Witness Firms by Global Arbitration Review
The Brattle Group has been recognized as a leading firm of experts in international arbitration by Global Arbitration Review (GAR).

March 22, 2019

Testimony and Analysis by Brattle Economists Secures Favorable Outcome for the Government of Canada in NAFTA Tribunal Decision on Bilcon Damages Claim
Expert testimony and analysis by Brattle Principal Darrell Chodorow, working with Senior Associate Sujay Dave and Research Analyst Kaitlyn Brady, was relied upon to set damages in a recently published NAFTA award by a Permanent Court of Arbitration Tribunal.

February 25, 2019

Global Competition Review Recognizes The Brattle Group as One of the World's Top Firms for Competition Economics
For the 12th consecutive year, Global Competition Review (GCR) has recognized The Brattle Group as one of the world’s top firms for competition economics.

The Brattle Group

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

Stats

Employer Type: Private
President & CEO: M. Alexis Maniatis
2019 Employees (All Locations): 386

Major Office Locations

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

Major Departments & Practices

Energy & Utilities:

Competition & Market Manipulation

Electric Transmission

Electricity Market Modeling 

Energy Litigation

Energy Storage

Environmental Policy, Planning & Compliance

Finance & Ratemaking

Gas/Electric Coordination

Market Design

Nuclear

Renewable & Alternative Energy

Resource Planning

 

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