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Noted Intellectual Property and Antitrust Economist Dr. Phillip Beutel Named Chief Operating Officer of NERA Economic Consulting

16 January 2013

New York -- NERA Economic Consulting, a leading global provider of economic advice and analysis in business, legal, and regulatory matters,  announced today the appointment of Dr. Phillip Beutel as the firm's Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. Dr. Beutel currently chairs NERA's Intellectual Property Practice.

"I am pleased that Phil has agreed to play such an important role in my management team," said NERA President Dr. Lawrence Wu. "Phil has been an outstanding consultant and leader at NERA for many years. He understands the firm's special strengths and I am confident that his experience, management skills, and advice will prove critical as NERA moves forward with new growth strategies in the months and years ahead."

Dr. Beutel has been with NERA since 1990. In addition to chairing NERA's Intellectual Property Practice, he has served on the firm's Board of Directors and Management Committee. He holds MA and PhD degrees in economics from Duke University, and was an assistant professor of economics at Miami University in Ohio before joining NERA.

"I am honored and excited to take on the Chief Operating Officer position at NERA," said Dr. Beutel. "I look forward to working with Lawrence and the rest of the management team to implement innovative ideas, attract new talent, and lay the groundwork for new growth."

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