Eight NERA Experts Included In Who’s Who Legal Arbitration 2019

04 December 2018

NERA Economic Consulting is pleased to announce that eight of its experts have been recognized as leading practitioners in arbitration by Who’s Who Legal.

WWL: Arbitration 2019 singles out arbitration lawyers and expert witnesses known for their expertise in resolving complex international disputes. WWL’s research, along with nominations from peers and clients, identified eight NERA experts as leading names in their field with expertise in both commercial and investor-state disputes. 

Five NERA experts were included in the Expert Witnesses section:

  • Dr. Alan Cox, Managing Director, was highlighted by respondents as a seasoned expert witness who has specialist knowledge of trademark and patent disputes.
  • Dr. Christian Dippon, Managing Director, was recoginized as being "a highly intelligent, articulate and sophisticated expert who possesses deep technical knowledge of the telecommunications industry".
  • Dr. Richard Hern, Managing Director, was highly praised as "an absolutely fantastic expert witness" and "the first choice for quantum assessment work".
  • Dr Jeff D Makholm, Managing Director, recognized as a well-respected economic expert with extensive testimonial experience in disputes across a wide range of industries.
  • Dr. Chudozie Okongwu, Managing Director, was praised for his outstanding experience testifying before a range of international courts and arbitration tribunals.

For the first time, WWL identified 30 individuals as the future leaders of the arbitration expert witnesses market. Three NERA experts were identified as the top of their generation in international arbitration:

  • Erin McHugh, Associate Director, recognized for impressing market sources with her excellent work assisting clients in high-profile commercial and financial disputes, where she provides high-quality expert testimony.
  • Robert Patton, Associate Director, singled out for his “extensive knowledge and great ability as an economist” according to sources, who also highlight his “real mastery and grasp of cases”. He is praised for his “excellent response times” as well as his “creativity and thoughtfulness”.
  • Clara Segurola, Senior Consultant, won high praise from respondents who consider her “an extremely bright, personable and smart individual”.

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 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.