July 25, 2016
Brattle Announces Promotions of Sanem Sergici and Pallavi Seth to Principal

The Brattle Group is pleased to announce the promotions of Sanem Sergici and Pallavi Seth to principal.

July 20, 2016
Paper by Brattle Economists Examines the Case for Deploying Three-Part Rates for Residential Customers

Brattle economists have authored a paper examining the rationale for offering three-part rates to all residential customers.

July 20, 2016
Brattle Economists Identified as World’s Leading Consulting Experts by Who’s Who Legal

Who’s Who Legal recognized twelve Brattle economists as leading experts in the fields of economic, forensic and litigation consulting, and transactional services.

July 18, 2016
Report by Brattle Economists Sets Uniform Guidelines for EU Telecommunications Regulators

A report released today by economists at The Brattle Group offers guidelines for EU-based National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) to use when calculating an allowed rate of return—typically the weighted average cost of capital (WACC)—for electronic telecommunications operators with significant market power (SMP).

July 18, 2016
Analysis by Brattle Economists Cited in FERC Decision on MISO’s Export Pricing to PJM for MVPs

A recent order issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on export pricing cites an analysis conducted by Brattle Academic Advisor Peter Fox-Penner and Principal Romkaew Broehm on behalf of the Midcontinent Independent Transmission System Operation (MISO) and MISO Transmission Owners.

July 15, 2016
Article by Pinar Bagci and Serena Hesmondhalgh Examines Key Findings of the UK’s CMA Energy Market Investigation

In a new Brattle article, Pinar Bagci and Serena Hesmondhalgh and examine the key findings of the energy market investigation and comment on the possible effects of the CMA’s decision to implement a transitional price cap for prepayment meter (PPM) customers, impacting nearly four million households.

July 15, 2016
Report by Brattle Economists Examines EPA’s Proposed 2017 Renewable Volume Obligations

Brattle economists have authored a report that analyzes the role that higher ethanol blends of gasoline (E85) could play in meeting the proposed 2017 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) program.

July 12, 2016
Study Co-Authored by Brattle Economists Examines Impacts of a Regional Power Market in the Western U.S. for California ISO

Brattle economists have co-authored a new study that provides a comprehensive examination of the impacts of transforming the California Independent System Operator into a multistate, regional ISO.

July 11, 2016
Damages Testimony by Brattle Principals Contributes to Favorable Outcome for U.S. Department of the Interior in Gas Pipeline Contract Dispute

Expert testimony by Principals Paul Carpenter and Steve Levine helped to secure a favorable outcome for the U.S. Department of the Interior in a contract dispute with Rockies Express Pipeline LLC.

July 07, 2016
Chris Laursen Contributes to Defendants’ Win in TMST Mortgage Case

In the recently decided case SEC v. Goldstone et al, Brattle Principal Chris Laursen submitted an expert report and testified in the jury trial held in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico.

July 06, 2016
Testimony of Brattle Principals Contributes to DC Circuit Court Ruling Limiting Income Tax Allowance for Partnership Pipelines

The DC Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Income Tax Allowance (ITA) policy for partnership pipelines, when applied in tandem with its Discounted Cash Flow Rate of Return on Equity (DCF ROE) methodology, results in inequitable rates of return for partnership pipelines.

June 28, 2016
Report by Brattle Economists Provides Guidance on Enabling Canadian Clean Energy Imports for Clean Power Plan Compliance

Brattle consultants have issued a report that provides technical guidance to U.S. state policymakers on how to enable clean energy imports from Canada for compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP).

June 23, 2016
Commercial Litigation And Intellectual Property Expert Andy Harington Joins The Brattle Group

The Brattle Group announced today that commercial litigation and intellectual property expert Andy Harington has joined the firm’s Toronto, Ontario office as a principal.

June 22, 2016
The Brattle Group Recognized in Forbes Magazine’s List of America’s Best Management Consulting Firms

The Brattle Group has been recognized in Forbes magazine’s list of America’s Best Management Consulting Firms.

June 21, 2016
Whitepaper by Brattle Economists Examines Clean Energy Policy Options for Massachusetts to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A new whitepaper released today by economists at The Brattle Group examines the clean energy resources available for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and key policy considerations to help meet the aggressive, long-term greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction requirements established by the Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA).

June 06, 2016
David Sunding’s Research Cited in Supreme Court’s Decision in Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes

Brattle Principal David Sunding’s research was cited in a United States Supreme Court decision on Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes, issued on May 31, 2016.

June 06, 2016
Effective Transmission Planning to Address Changing Generation Landscape Could Significantly Reduce Customer Costs, According to Report by Brattle Economists

A new report released today by Brattle Principals Judy Chang and Johannes Pfeifenberger finds that reforming the U.S. electric transmission planning and development process to address the evolving energy generation landscape could save customers up tens of billion dollars annually in overall cost savings.

June 02, 2016
Adoria Lim Authors Article on Due Diligence in M&A Transactions for Financier Worldwide

Brattle Principal Adoria Lim recently authored an article published in the June 2016 issue of Financier Worldwide discussing the importance of financial due diligence in mergers & acquisitions (M&A) transactions.

June 01, 2016
Torben Voetmann Authors Paper on Private Class Action Litigation Risk of Chinese Firms Listed in the U.S.

Brattle Principal Torben Voetmann has co-authored a paper published in the Quarterly Journal of Finance that analyzes the litigation risk of Chinese firms listed in the U.S.

May 30, 2016
Renée Duplantis Appointed to the C.D. Howe Institute Competition Policy Council

Brattle Principal Renée Duplantis has been appointed to the C.D. Howe Institute Competition Policy Council, which consists of the top-ranked academics and practitioners active in competition policy.

May 23, 2016
Report by Brattle Economists Assesses Impact of Potential New Distribution Tariffs on Electricity Consumers in Great Britain

Brattle economists have authored a report that examines the landscape of emerging domestic distribution tariff design options in Great Britain (GB) and the impacts they may have on electricity consumers.

May 23, 2016
Ryan Hledik Co-Authors Report Analyzing Distribution System Pricing

Brattle Principal Ryan Hledik co-authored a report that examines pricing issues related to the business relationship between electric distribution utilities and the owners of distributed energy resources (DERs).

May 23, 2016
Market Forces Primary Driver of Transition in the ERCOT Grid, According to Report by Brattle Economists

A new report authored by Brattle economists finds that over the next 20 years, the price of natural gas is the primary driver for The Electric Reliability Council of Texas’ (ERCOT) transition to a clean energy future.

May 12, 2016
Final Analysis of Time-of-Use Rates in Ontario by Brattle Economists Reveals Pattern of Load Shifting Behavior but Little Impact on Energy Conservation

Consultants at The Brattle Group have prepared a study for the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) that provides an impact evaluation of Ontario’s province-wide roll-out of Time-of-Use (TOU) rates for its residential and general service customers.

May 12, 2016
Brattle Economist Contributes to Amicus Brief in Wellbutrin XL Antitrust Litigation

Brattle Principal Steven Herscovici recently contributed to an amicus brief in support of defendant-appellees including SmithKline Beecham Corporation in Re: Wellbutrin XL Antitrust Litigation, an antitrust case currently before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

May 09, 2016
Report by Brattle Economists Evaluates the Cost and Benefits of a NHTSA Mandate

Brattle economists Coleman Bazelon and Lucrezio Figurelli authored a report released today that analyzes the economic cost and benefits of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) proposal to mandate a vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication standard in the 5.9 GHz band known as dedicated short range communication (DSRC).

May 05, 2016
Brattle Principal Co-Authors Article on Produced Water

Brattle Principal Mark Berkman recently co-authored an article published in Volume 28, Issue 2, of the Environmental Claims Journal titled “Produced Water—Emerging Challenges, Risks, and Opportunities.”

May 05, 2016
Open Letter by Brattle Economists Offers Responses to U.S. Senators’ Questions Concerning the Efficacy of U.S. Electricity Capacity Markets

Hannes Pfeifenberger, Sam Newell, Kathleen Spees, and Roger Lueken have authored an open letter in response to a series of questions on the state of U.S. electricity capacity markets posed by members of the United States Senate’s Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

May 03, 2016
Law360 Article by Brattle Economists Examines Considerations When Implementing Oil and Gas Contract Termination Payments

Principals Richard Goldberg and James Read have authored an article published in Law360 that examines potential points of contention when implementing oil and gas contract termination payments, in light of the ongoing decline of energy commodity prices.

May 02, 2016
Leading Finance Expert Alex Edmans Affiliates With The Brattle Group

The Brattle Group has announced that Alex Edmans has joined the firm’s network of internationally renowned experts as an Academic Advisor.

April 26, 2016
Report by Brattle Economists Highlights Adoption of Wireless Technology to Effectively Manage Water Use for U.S. Farmers

Brattle economists have authored a report demonstrating the potential of wireless technology to not only help U.S. farmers more efficiently manage water use, but to also add substantial value to the agricultural industry.

April 25, 2016
Joshua Gans Authors Article on Ford’s Approach to Addressing Disruptors in the Auto Industry

Brattle Academic Advisor Joshua Gans recently authored an article published in the Harvard Business Review discussing Ford Motor Company’s approach to addressing disruptive technology in the auto industry.

April 21, 2016
Report by Brattle Economists Demonstrates Benefits of Keeping Upstate NY Nuclear Power Plants Open

Brattle Principals Mark Berkman and Dean Murphy authored a report released today that reviews the New York State Department of Public Service’s (DPS) findings on the environmental and economic benefits of keeping upstate nuclear power plants open by leveraging the proposed Clean Energy Standards (CES).

April 20, 2016
Article by Brattle Consultants on Tariff Structures for Achieving Economic Efficiency Published in Economic Analysis and Policy

Brattle Principals Toby Brown and Ahmad Faruqui and Associate Léa Grausz have authored an article published in the December 2015 issue of Economic Analysis and Policy that reviews different methods for ensuring economic efficiency when devising tariffs for distribution network services while meeting the revenue constraint.

April 18, 2016
Academic Advisor Abraham Wickelgren Quoted in Law360 Article on Economists’ Perspective of Antitrust Cases

Brattle Academic Advisor Abraham Wickelgren, an antitrust law professor at the University of Texas Law School, was quoted in a recent Law360 article, “5 Things That Bother Economists About Antitrust Law,” discussing what economists would like to change about how antitrust cases are litigated and judged.

April 18, 2016
Yingxia Yang Contributes to Book Chapter in Research on China’s Gas Development Strategy

Brattle Associate Yingxia Yang contributed a chapter to the newly-released book, Research on China’s Gas Development Strategy.

April 13, 2016
Brattle Consultants Contribute to Significant Win for the State of California on Energy Crisis Long-Term Contracts

Based on evidence presented by Brattle consultants, a FERC Administrative Law Judge issued a ruling that found that the Mobile-Sierra doctrine does not protect two long-term wholesale electricity contracts entered into during the Western Energy Crisis in 2001.

March 31, 2016
David Sunding’s Research Cited in Arguments before the Supreme Court of the United States

Brattle Principal David Sunding’s research was cited in arguments before the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) on Wednesday, March 31, 2016.

March 31, 2016
Jürgen Weiss Discusses Increasing Competition Between Renewables and LNG on Canada’s Business News Network

Brattle Principal Jürgen Weiss appeared on a March 30, 2016 segment of Canada’s Business News Network (BNN), where he discussed the increasing competition between renewable power and LNG-fueled gas-fired generation in global energy markets.

March 24, 2016
Coleman Bazelon Contributes Economic Analysis to White Paper on Modernization of the FCC’s Lifeline Program

Brattle Principal Coleman Bazelon contributed economic analysis to a white paper on the modernization of the Lifeline program released today by the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council.

March 21, 2016
Brattle Principals Recognized as Leading Competition Economists in Global Competition Review’s Who’s Who Legal Economists Analysis

Three Brattle Principals have been recognized as leading competition economists by Global Competition Review’s “Who’s Who Legal Competition 2016: Economists Analysis.”

March 17, 2016
Sanem Sergici Quoted in Bloomberg Article on Impact of Solar Growth on Electric Power Generators

Brattle Senior Associate Sanem Sergici has been featured in a March 15, 2016 Bloomberg article that examines the rise of the solar industry in the U.S. and its impact on electric power generators.

March 16, 2016
The Brattle Group Opens an Office in Sydney

The Brattle Group announced today that it 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.

March 16, 2016
Academic Advisor Stuart Brotman Awarded 2016 Broadcast Education Association’s Lifetime Achievement in Scholarship

Brattle Academic Advisor Stuart Brotman has been named the recipient of the 2016 Broadcast Education Association’s (BEA) Lifetime Achievement in Scholarship (LAS). The BEA’s LAS recognizes significant contributions to research and scholarship involving broadcast and electronic media.

March 07, 2016
The Brattle Group Featured Among Leading International Arbitration Expert Witness Providers in Survey by Global Arbitration Review

The Brattle Group has been featured in a recent Global Arbitration Review (GAR) analysis of the most active firms for providing expert witness services in the field of international arbitration.

March 01, 2016
Testimony of Brattle Principal Yvette Austin Smith Contributes to Win for United States Steel Corporation in Debt/Equity Classification of Intercompany Debt

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently ruled that financing provided by United States Steel Corporation (USS) to its subsidiary U.S. Steel Canada, Inc (USSC) was debt rather than equity.

February 25, 2016
Brattle Economists Contribute to Amicus Brief in Effexor Pay-for-Delay Litigation

Brattle Principals Steven Herscovici and Lisa Cameron and Academic Advisor Professor Joshua Gans recently assisted in preparing an amicus brief in support of defendants-appellees Wyeth LLC and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd in In re: Effexor XR Antitrust.

February 24, 2016
Brattle Report Cited in Utility Dive Article on CAISO Study of New Regional Electricity Market

A Brattle report was recently featured in a Utility Dive article discussing the California Independent System Operator’s (CAISO) study to assess the potential of a regional electricity market in the West.

February 23, 2016
Torben Voetmann and Sujay Dave Author Law360 Article on the Use of Valuation Experts Following the BMC Software Decision

Brattle Principal Torben Voetmann and Senior Associate Sujay Dave have authored a Law360 article on the Merion Capital LP and Merion Capital II LP v. BMC Software opinion and the lessons learned for experts when opining on fair value in Delaware.

February 22, 2016
Brattle Economists Author Law360 Article on New Accounting Standards’ Impact on Litigation

Brattle Principal Adoria Lim and Associate Chi Cheng have authored an article for Law360 on the ongoing changes in the U.S. accounting standards initiated by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and their impact on litigation.

February 18, 2016
Pavitra Kumar Comments on SEC Report on Rating Agencies in ABA’s Practice Points

Brattle Senior Associate Pavitra Kumar recently contributed to Practice Points, a publication of the ABA’s Securities Litigation Committee, on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) 2015 summary report of the Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organization (NRSRO).

February 16, 2016
Dan Harris Contributes to GAR Panel on Arbitrators’ Technical Knowledge and the Use of Expert Witnesses

Brattle Principal Dan Harris recently participated in a panel discussion on arbitrators and specialized knowledge (energy, construction, finance, and technology) at the Global Arbitration Review (GAR) Abu Dhabi conference.

February 10, 2016
Report by Brattle Economists Finds Electric Water Heaters Can Provide Economic and Environmental Benefits

A new report by economists at The Brattle Group reveals that advanced strategies of using electric water heating to provide ancillary services, store thermal energy on a daily basis, or adopt heat pumps can provide significant value to the electric power grid.

February 08, 2016
Case Study Developed by Brattle Principals Wins 2015 CCBJ Business Achievement Award for Wind and Solar Integration

Brattle Principals Jürgen Weiss and Bruce Tsuchida have been awarded the Climate Change Business Journal’s (CCBJ) 2015 Business Achievement Award for Wind and Solar Integration for the case study they prepared for the Advanced Energy Economy Institute.

February 04, 2016
Financial Industry Expert Christopher Laursen Joins The Brattle Group

The Brattle Group announced today that financial industry expert Christopher Laursen has joined the firm’s Washington, DC office as a principal.

January 29, 2016
Michael Cragg Elected Chairman of The Brattle Group

Brattle Principal Michael Cragg has been elected Chairman of the firm’s Board of Directors. Dr. Cragg succeeds Principal Paul Carpenter, who will remain a Director.