Dr. Christian Dippon

Managing Director

Chair of NERA's Global Energy, Environment, Communications & Infrastructure Practice


Washington, DC
Tel: +1 202 466 9270
Fax: +1 202 466 3605

New York City
Tel: +1 212 345 1732
Fax: +1 212 345 4650

Email: christian.dippon@nera.com
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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 a Managing Director at NERA and 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 & 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) ranks 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 NERA’s Board of Directors, 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).



Title Type Author
International Price Comparisons: An Area of Further Research Published Article Dr. Christian Dippon
Measuring Economic Damages with Maximum Certainty Published Article Julie M. Carey, Dr. Christian Dippon, and Dr. Will Taylor
FCC’s Revised Set-Top Box Proposal Remains Deeply Flawed Report By Dr. Christian M. Dippon
The FCC’s Latest Attempt to Promulgate More Regulation in the Multichannel Video Dist... White Paper By Dr. Christian M. Dippon
Do Economic, Institutional, or Political Variables Explain Regulated Wholesale Unbund... Published Article By Dr. Gary Madden, Dr. Christian Dippon, and Dr. Hiroaki Suenaga
FCC Open Internet Order Creates Uncertainty and Risk Published Article Dr. Christian Dippon (with Marty Stern and Sam Castic of K&L Gates)
The Net Neutrality Order: It’s Worse Than We Thought White Paper By Dr. Christian Dippon and Jonathan Falk
Economic Repercussions of Applying Title II to Internet Services White Paper By Dr. Christian Dippon and Jonathan Falk
Consumer Demand for Mobile Phone Service in the US: An Examination beyond the Mobile ... Study By Dr. Christian Dippon
Replacement of the Legacy High-Cost Universal Support Fund with a Connect America Fun... Published Article Christian Dippon with Christopher Huther and Megan Troy of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP