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Dr. Christian Dippon

Senior Vice President
Co-Chair, Communications, Media, and Internet Practice

Washington, DC
tel: +1 202 466 9270
fax: +1 202 466 3605
San Francisco
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tel: +41 22 819 94 94
fax: +41 22 819 19 90



PhD in economics, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
MA in economics, University of California, Santa Barbara
BS in business administration, cum laude, California State University, Hayward


Dr. Dippon is the Co-Chair of NERA's Communications, Media, and Internet Practice and the Co-Head of NERA's Washington, DC office. He specializes in the economics and business of the telecommunications and high-tech industries, advising his clients in complex litigation disputes, antitrust matters, regulatory and policy issues, and spectrum management challenges. Dr. Dippon has extensive testimonial experience, including depositions and expert testimonies before state and federal courts, the Federal Communications Commission, the International Trade Commission, numerous state commissions, and international regulatory, arbitration, and competition authorities.

With 18 years of experience, Dr. Dippon is an internationally renowned expert in telecommunications, specializing in wireless, wireline, cable, and emerging technologies. His clients call on him for his expertise with telecommunications markets and its participants, including local exchange carriers, mobile network operators (MNOs), mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs), long distance carriers, Internet service providers (ISPs), cable operators, satellite providers, voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) providers, and equipment manufacturers. Dr. Dippon has consulted to clients in countries around the world, including the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the Dominican Republic, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Palestine, Qatar, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.

Dr. Dippon has authored and edited several books as well as book chapters in anthologies, and has written numerous articles on telecommunications competition and strategies. He also frequently lectures in these areas at industry conferences, continuing education programs for lawyers, and at universities. National and international newspapers and magazines, including the Financial Times, Business Week, Forbes, the Chicago Tribune, and the Sydney Morning Herald have cited his work.

Dr. Dippon serves on the Board of Directors of the International Telecommunications Society (ITS) and on the Editorial Board of Telecommunications Policy. He is a member of the American Economic Association (AEA), the American Bar Association (ABA), and the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA).

Dr. Dippon holds a PhD and an MA in Economics and an undergraduate degree in Business Administration. He is bilingual in English and German and proficient in French and Thai. Prior to joining NERA, Dr. Dippon was an analyst at BMW in Bangkok, Thailand.