Class Actions and Class Certification

Class Certification in Labor and Employment

Class Certification in Labor and Employment

At NERA, we advise our clients on the entire range of economic issues that can arise in class actions alleging discrimination or wage and hour violations, including the determination of common impact on a classwide basis, proof of injury, analysis of intra-class conflict, and the feasibility of formulaic approaches to damages.

NERA's ability to go beyond the broad-brush analyses frequently presented in labor litigation allows our economists to understand whether an alleged disparity or violation pervades the proposed class, limits the class to some subgroup, or does not exist at all. Our work may include assessing whether the available data would allow such a determination, as well as understanding the drivers of observed variability in patterns of alleged violations. Often such variability suggests that apparent violations are, in fact, innocuous and result from the mechanical application of a damages formula to data that may be available from business records but cannot reliably answer the questions raised in litigation. Our experts have testified extensively on statistical issues related to Rule 23 and on whether any statistical claims are artifacts of the model an opposing expert has chosen.

Name Title Location Phone Email
Dr. Denise Neumann Martin Managing Director Miami +1 305 808 7880 denise.martin@nera.com
Dr. Christine Siegwarth Meyer Managing Director
Chair of NERA's Intellectual Property Practice
White Plains, NY +1 914 448 4119 christine.meyer@nera.com
Dr. Elizabeth Newlon Director Los Angeles +1 213 346 3019 elizabeth.newlon@nera.com
Dr. Stephanie Plancich Director New York City +1 212 345 7719 stephanie.plancich@nera.com
Dr. Ling Ling Ang Associate Director New York City
Washington, DC
Chicago
+1 212 345 5409
+1 202 466 9259
+312 573 2827
lingling.ang@nera.com
Drew Claxton Associate Director New York City +1 212 345 3442 drew.claxton@nera.com
Dr. Kristin Terris Associate Director Los Angeles +1 213 346 3003 kristin.terris@nera.com
Mark L. Berenblut Affiliated Consultant Toronto
New York City
London
+1 416 868 7311
+1 917 475 0020
+44 20 3769 1096
mark.berenblut.affiliate@nera.com
Jonathan Falk Affiliated Consultant New York City +1 212 345 5315 jonathan.falk.affiliate@nera.com
Dr. Kent Van Liere Affiliated Consultant San Francisco +1 415 291 1000 kent.vanliere@vanliereconsulting.com
Dr. Jon Wainwright Affiliated Consultant
Chicago
+1 512 383 4802
+1 312 573 2800
jon.wainwright.affiliate@nera.com
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