NERA Economic Consulting Announces Two Officer-Level Promotions

08 September 2011

New York -- NERA Economic Consulting, a leading global provider of economic advice and analysis in business, legal, and regulatory matters, is pleased to announce that Dr. Patrick Conroy and Dr. Jon Wainwright have been promoted to Senior Vice President.

Based in NERA's New York City office, Dr. Conroy specializes in securities and finance. His work at NERA has included economic analysis involving securities fraud, mutual/hedge fund trading, ETFs, broker-dealer disputes, derivatives, and company valuation. He has testified in state and federal court on securities-related issues. He was formerly an economist with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Dr. Conroy holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Miami.

Dr. Wainwright works out of NERA's Austin and Chicago offices. He specializes in labor economics, statistics, and industrial organization. He has extensive experience analyzing the effects of discrimination on minorities, women, and persons over 40. He has testified as an expert witness in federal and state courts and before the US Congress on these issues, and has authored one book and authored or co-authored numerous research reports and papers on these subjects. Dr. Wainwright holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin.

About NERA

NERA Economic Consulting ( is a global firm of experts dedicated to applying economic, finance, and quantitative principles to complex business and legal challenges. For more than six decades, we 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 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. Continuing our legacy as the first international economic consultancy, NERA serves clients from major cities across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.