Communications, Media, and Internet

NERA's Communications, Media, and Internet experts are global leaders in applying economic expertise to critical challenges faced by private and public entities in the telecommunications, media, and postal sectors. With deep industry knowledge and unparalleled experience, our experts specialize in:

  • Regulation and public policy – NERA's experts have extensive experience in regulatory design of wholesale and retail markets, assessing the impact of regulatory decisions on market outcomes, and resolving complex regulatory challenges, often brought on by the convergence of the telecommunications and media sectors. We help clients understand the key regulatory issues and the implications for their businesses, devise appropriate regulatory strategies, and inform the regulatory decision-making process.
  • Antitrust and business litigation – Our telecommunications, media, and internet economists have an unmatched reputation for highly defensible analysis, based on rigorous economics and quantitative methods, and grounded in a thorough understanding of the industry, market forces, and the facts of the case. We work with our clients at all stages of competition and litigation matters, ranging from pre-merger analyses and pre-complaint counseling through discovery, direct and rebuttal testimonies, cross-examination, and oral testimony.
  • Spectrum management – NERA's experts are also at the forefront of integrating economics into spectrum management decisions. We are deeply involved in spectrum pricing, allocation, trading, and refarming efforts ongoing around the globe.
  • Auctions – Our team has an exceptional track record on advising government sellers and private buyers in spectrum auctions around the world. We also advise on auctions of other communications assets, such as broadcast licenses, sports rights, and corporate asset transfers.

Our team includes economists who have worked for broadcasters, mobile network operators, telcos, and postal providers, and for academic institutions and regulatory agencies around the world. We often work with interdisciplinary teams of engineering, finance, and legal experts. Our experience and reach is global, with experts based in Europe, Australia, Asia, and North America working on telecommunications issues throughout the world.

Name Title Location Phone Email
Dr. Lawrence Wu President San Francisco +1 415 291 1007
Dr. Christian Dippon Managing Director
Chair of NERA's Global Energy, Environment, Communications & Infrastructure Practice
Washington, DC
New York City
+1 202 466 9270
+1 212 345 1732
Dr. Jeffrey A. Eisenach Managing Director
Co-Chair, Communications, Media, and Internet Practice
Washington, DC
+1 202 448 9029
+44 20 7659 8500
Dr. Richard Hern Managing Director London
+44 20 7659 8582
+49 30 700 1506 01
Dr. Chantale LaCasse Managing Director Washington, DC
+1 202 466 9218
+1 416 868 7314
Richard Marsden Managing Director New York City
+1 212 345 3000
+44 20 7659 8618
James Mellsop Managing Director Auckland
+64 9 928 3290
+64 4 819 2550
+61 2 8864 6536
Dr. Lauren Stiroh Managing Director
Chair of NERA's Global Antitrust and Competition Practice
White Plains, NY +1 914 448 4143
Daniel Hanson Director London +44 (0)207 659 8812
Hans-Martin Ihle Associate Director Tokyo +81 3 3500 3290
Dr. Robert Kulick Associate Director Washington, DC +1 202 466 9262
Dr. Soren Tang Sorensen Associate Director London +44 7775 018622
Dr. Bruno Soria Associate Director Madrid
+34 91 212 64 00
+39 02 30577800
+32 2 282 4340
Dr. William S. Taylor Associate Director Auckland
+64 9 928 3292
+61 2 8864 6535
Dr. Hector Lopez Senior Consultant Washington, DC +1 202 466 9296
Kevin Counsell Senior Consultant Wellington +64 4 819 2551
Leen Dickx Senior Consultant/Principal London
+44 20 76598818
+39 345 2832326
Zuzana Janeckova Senior Consultant London +44 20 76 59 85 74
Dr. Janusz Mrozek Senior Consultant Washington, DC +1 202 466 9239
Dr. Laura-Lucia Richter Senior Consultant New York City +1 212 345 4251
Dirk van Leeuwen Senior Consultant New York City +1 212 345 5318
Dr. C.-Philipp Heller Consultant Berlin +49 30 700 1506 94
Dr. J. Howard Beales, III Affiliated Academic Washington, DC +1 703 346 1290
Dr. Lewis Evans Affiliated Academic Wellington +64 4 474 1320
Prof. Dr. Marc Ivaldi Affiliated Academic Paris
+33 1 70 75 01 90
+32 2 282 4340
+44 20 7659 8500
Dr. Carlo Scarpa Affiliated Academic +39 06 488 8101
Title Type Author
Measuring Economic Damages with Maximum Certainty Book Julie M. Carey, Dr. Christian Dippon, Dr. William S. Taylor
Do State Reviews of Communications Mergers Serve the Public Interest? Book Dr. Jeffrey A. Eisenach and Dr. Robert Kulick
Will Taylor Reflects on 2018 Energy and Telecommunications Published Article Will Taylor
Recent Trends in Virtual Currency Regulation, Enforcement, and Litigation White Paper Trevor Wagener, et. al
Strategic Bidding in Combinatorial Clock Auctions – A Bidder Perspective Book By Richard Marsden and Dr. Soren Tang Sorensen
The Impact of High Spectrum Costs on Mobile Network Investment and Consumer Prices White Paper By Richard Marsden, Hans-Martin Ihle, and Peter Traber
Effective Spectrum Pricing: Supporting Better Quality and More Affordable Mobile Serv... Report By Richard Marsden, Dr. Bruno Soria, and Hans-Martin Ihle
Making America Rich Again: The Latino Effect on Economic Growth Study By Dr. Jeffrey A. Eisenach
FCC’s Revised Set-Top Box Proposal Remains Deeply Flawed Report By Dr. Christian M. Dippon
Mechanisms to Incentivize Shared-Use of Spectrum Report By Richard Marsden and Hans-Martin Ihle