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Christian Dippon is a leading authority in complex litigation disputes and competition matters in the communications, internet, and high-tech sectors. He is also the Chair of NERA’s Global Energy, Environment, Communications, and Infrastructure (EECI) Practice, where he leads over 100 experts in the areas of energy, communications, media, internet, environment, auctions, transport, and water. Global Arbitration review (2019, 2020, 2023, and 2024) and Financier Worldwide (2021 and 2022) rank Dr. Dippon among the world’s leading commercial arbitration experts.


Dr. Dippon advises his clients in economic damages assessments, class certifications and damages, false advertising, antitrust matters, and regulatory and competition issues. He has extensive testimonial and litigation experience, including depositions, jury and bench trials in state and federal courts, domestic (AAA) and international arbitrations (UNCITRAL, ICC, ICSID), and submissions before international courts. He assists clients with a broad range of litigation disputes related to wireline, wireless, cable, media, internet, Internet of Things (IoT), consumer electronics, and the high-tech sector. Dr. Dippon also routinely testifies before US and international regulatory authorities, including the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Aviation Administration, the International Trade Commission, the Canadian Radiotelevision and Telecommunications Commission, and the Competition Bureau Canada.

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 Financial Post, 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 Economic Club of Washington, DC, the American Economic Association (AEA), the American Bar Association (ABA), and the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA).


  • 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


  • French
  • German
  • Thai


In Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration Expert Witness 2024, Dr. Dippon’s clients recognized:


  • He “is a fantastic writer;”
  • “His reports explain highly technical material in a very accessible way;” and
  • “Chris takes the time and has the intelligence to understand the entire narrative of a case.”