Ten NERA Experts Included in Who’s Who Legal Arbitration 2020

17 December 2019

New York - NERA Economic Consulting is pleased to announce that 10 of its experts have been recognized as leading practitioners in arbitration by Who’s Who Legal (WWL).

WWL Arbitration 2020 singles out arbitration lawyers and expert witnesses renowned for their expertise in resolving complex international disputes. WWL’s research, along with nominations from peers and clients, identified 10 NERA experts as leaders in their field with expertise in both commercial and investor-state disputes. 

Seven NERA experts were included in the Expert Witnesses section:

  • Dr. Alan Cox, Managing Director, was identified as a leading expert witness with specialized knowledge of trademark and patent disputes. 

  • Dr. Christian Dippon, Managing Director, was recognized for his strong ability “to understand complex matters from business and economic perspectives” and praised for his “incredible thoroughness” and “high intelligence.” 

  • Dr. Richard Hern, Managing Director, was identified as a “leading damages and valuations expert” with extensive experience in commercial, investor-state, and international arbitration. 

  • Dr. Jeff D. Makholm, Managing Director, was described as a “go-to name for high-value infrastructure, energy and transport disputes.” 

  • Dr. Chudozie Okongwu, Managing Director, was identified as “one of the best experts around” and praised for his “focus, eloquence and credibility.” 

  • Dr. Lauren J. Stiroh, Managing Director, was recognized as a leading economic expert witness who specializes in the economics of antitrust, intellectual property, and commercial damages.

  • Mark L. Berenblut, Affiliated Consultant, was praised for his “excellent report writing and preparation” and “strong analytical skills.” 

In addition, three NERA experts were shortlisted for inclusion in the WWL’s Future Leaders series as market leaders of the future and the top of their generation in international arbitration: 

  • Erin B. McHugh, Associate Director, was recognized as an experienced expert who focuses on the quantification of damages with strong capability in the financial sector and extensive expertise in financial products, investments, and derivatives.

  • Robert Patton, Associate Director, was described as a “knowledgeable, thorough, responsive, objective and fair” expert who is “shockingly well-prepared, a great writer and a hell of a witness on the stand” according to interviewees. One source acclaimed him as “the best expert I’ve ever worked with.”  

  • Clara Segurola, Senior Consultant, was described as a well-regarded financial economist and expert witness with a strong track record of valuations and quantifications of damages for clients across various industry sectors.  

For over half a century, NERA experts have been central to client success in some of the world's highest-profile disputes, regulatory proceedings, and business challenges. Our international arbitration experts help clients through all stages of the arbitration process, providing specialized expertise in both commercial and investment treaty arbitrations. Our experts provide authoritative, independent economic analysis, valuation opinions, causation determinations, damages assessments, regulatory opinions, expert reports, and testimony. They draw on decades of experience, combined with specialized knowledge and deep expertise in regulated industries and competitive markets. NERA economists have provided these services in major arbitration venues around the world, from the United States to Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America.

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.