NERA Announces New Vice President

22 July 2010

New York -- NERA Economic Consulting, a leading global provider of economic advice and analysis in business, legal, and regulatory matters, announced today the promotion of Dr. Anne Gron to Vice President.

Dr. Gron is a Chicago-based member of NERA's Securities and Finance Practice. She specializes in economic research and analyses in the areas of insurance, finance, intellectual property, and antitrust. Dr. Gron has worked on a number of matters involving the insurance industry, and analyzed property-casualty insurance pricing, life insurance pricing, long-term care insurance, annuities, insurance distribution, broker compensation, loss reserve adequacy, reinsurance issues, and claims allocation. She also has worked on class certification matters involving insurance-related allegations. In addition, Dr. Gron has analyzed damages and valuation issues in complex commercial litigation, mergers and acquisitions, insurance contracts, and insurance reserves.

Dr. Gron earned her PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was an Assistant Professor at the Kellogg School of Management prior to joining NERA.

About NERA

NERA Economic Consulting (www.nera.com) is a global firm of experts dedicated to applying economic, finance, and quantitative principles to complex business and legal challenges. For over half a century, NERA's economists have been creating strategies, studies, reports, expert testimony, and policy recommendations for government authorities and the world's leading law firms and corporations. We bring academic rigor, objectivity, and real world industry experience to bear on issues arising from competition, regulation, public policy, strategy, finance, and litigation.

NERA's clients value our ability to apply and communicate state-of-the-art approaches clearly and convincingly, our commitment to deliver unbiased findings, and our reputation for quality and independence. Our clients rely on the integrity and skills of our unparalleled team of economists and other experts backed by the resources and reliability of one of the world's largest economic consultancies. With its main office in New York City, NERA serves clients from more than 25 offices across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.