Mr. O’Loughlin is an expert in the application of economics and finance to complex commercial damages disputes, asset valuations, and regulatory matters that arise in energy markets.
Mr. O’Loughlin has testified in US Federal and state courts and arbitration proceedings on the quantification of commercial damages in energy-related breach of contract, antitrust, shareholder, and indemnification disputes. He has extensive experience valuing energy companies, assets, and contracts in the context of litigation, bankruptcy, merger, and tax proceedings.
Mr. O’Loughlin also testifies frequently on natural gas and oil pipeline-related regulatory and rate matters before the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, state public utility commissions, and the National Energy Board of Canada. His regulatory work has addressed cost of service items, rate design, price index formation, contract evaluation, industry restructuring, new market entry, merger evaluation, and market manipulation.
Mr. O’Loughlin previously served as Brattle’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and energy practice area leader.
Testimony before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on behalf of Airlines for America, National Propane Gas Association, and Valero Marketing and Supply Company regarding the Five Year Review of the Oil Pipeline Index, Docket No. RM15-20-000, August, September, and October 2015.