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May 30, 2012
The Brattle Group Expands Rome Office with Addition of Regulatory Expert Francesco Lo Passo

The Brattle Group announced today that regulatory expert Francesco Lo Passo has joined the firm’s Rome office as a principal. Dr. Lo Passo has unrivalled expertise in the application of regulatory economic principles in energy, transportation, telecommunications, and other industries within Italy. His clients include leading companies, investment banks and institutional bodies in Europe, Turkey, South Africa and the Middle East. Dr. Lo Passo is experienced in applying economic principles to regulatory issues such as cost of capital estimation for regulated companies, tariff design, network codes, capacity payments, unbundling of regulatory accounts, and incentive mechanisms for renewable energy sources. He has helped clients to define their regulatory strategy in the context of market reforms and has broad experience in global privatization processes. Prior to joining Brattle, Dr. Lo Passo was a director at a large economic consulting firm, a Member of the Council of Experts for the Italian Treasury, and a Senior Advisor on energy to the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has held positions at CONSOB, the Italian Security Exchange Commission, and management consulting company Bain. Dr. Lo Passo received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics from the University of Chicago and his J.D. from the Università di Torino. “The Brattle Group’s growing Rome office is an integral component of our European presence,” said Alexis Maniatis, president of The Brattle Group. “The addition of Francesco to our team of experts expands our presence in the important Italian market and enhances our services throughout the European Union in regulation and litigation across a spectrum of industries.” Dr. Lo Passo will work alongside Brattle principal Dan Harris in Rome, in addition to a larger team of renowned principals and academic advisors in Europe and the United States.