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Dr. Elizabeth Newlon

Associate Director

Contact

Los Angeles
Tel: +1 213 346 3019
Fax: +1 213 346 3030

Email: elizabeth.newlon@nera.com
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Education

PhD and MS in economics, Carnegie Mellon University
BS in economics, summa cum laude, The Ohio State University

Experience

Dr. Newlon has extensive expertise applying economics and statistics to matters relating to labor and antitrust litigation in the health care, delivery services, and financial industries. During her 15 years as an economic consultant and testifying expert, she has worked on matters involving damages estimates, economic losses, and allegations of monopsony. In addition to her knowledge of economic and statistical analyses, she also has experience building large and complex databases, developing and implementing surveys, and using independent modeling to analyze back-end corporate data.

Dr. Newlon has experience in a wide range of legal matters ranging from class actions (class certification, liability, and damages) to individual plaintiff allegations. In labor litigation, Dr. Newlon has analyzed allegations of discrimination related to pay, promotions, hiring, and termination, including reductions in force. She also has significant experience with wage and hour allegations such as unpaid overtime, incorrect regular rate, missed meal penalties, timesheet rounding neutrality, waiting time penalties, and misclassification of contractors. In addition, Dr. Newlon has assessed economic losses in single plaintiff matters related to alleged wrongful termination, injury, and incarceration.

At the nexus of labor and antitrust litigation, Dr. Newlon has experience evaluating allegations of compensation suppression by employers, also referred to as monopsony power in a defined labor market. In cases specific to antitrust litigation, Dr. Newlon has analyzed claims related to horizontal agreements, price fixing, and foreclosure. Dr. Newlon also has experience assessing and critiquing pharmaceutical sales forecasts and product valuation.

Dr. Newlon's has experience in litigation matters related to the following industries:

  • High Tech
  • Health care (hospitals, insurers, physician practices, clinics, and pharmaceuticals)
  • Banking
  • Aerospace
  • Telecommunications
  • Consulting
  • Retail

Prior to entering private practice, Dr. Newlon was an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Kentucky, where she taught graduate classes in equilibrium theory and undergraduate classes in microeconomics. Her university research focused on the optimal provision of public goods, such as education and policing. Dr. Newlon has published articles on these subjects and has presented her work at various professional economic conferences and special seminars.

 

Title Type Author
Five Things You Should Know about the EEOC’s Proposed Changes to the Employer Informa... Published Article By Dr. Elizabeth Newlon
Implications of the Fair Pay Act for Statistical Analysis in Wage Discrimination Suit... Working Paper By Dr. Denise Neumann Martin and Dr. Elizabeth Newlon with former NERA Senior Vice President Dr. Christopher Erath
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NERA Economic Consulting Announces Officer-Level Promotions 06 September 2012 Press Release