Environmental Economics

Environmental Litigation

Environmental Litigation

NERA has extensive experience translating environmental claims for alleged harm to health and value into the objective, quantitative, monetary values required by courts and regulators to determine appropriate damages awards.

The analysis, reports, and expert testimony our experts provide to courts and arbitration and regulatory bodies include rigorous, defensible measures of the value of damages. We provide careful, independent valuation of the actual damages incurred, or the changes to processes or remediation efforts that may be taken.

We are skilled in identifying and critiquing the benefit ("BEN") model used by the US EPA and have successfully challenged values initially generated by this model.

We use the full range of techniques for assessing environmental liability, including:

  • Statistics and econometrics;
  • Epidemiology and health effects;
  • Property value determination;
  • Hedonic pricing techniques;
  • Contingent valuation and surveys;
  • Financial analysis; and
  • Cost-benefit analysis.
Name Title Location Phone Email
Sandra Ringelstetter Ennis Chief Operating Officer
Managing Director
Chicago +1 312 573 2823 sandra.ringelstetter@nera.com
Lucy P. Allen Managing Director New York City +1 212 345 5913 lucy.allen@nera.com
Dr. David Harrison Jr. Managing Director
Chair, NERA's Global Environmental Economics Practice
Boston +1 617 927 4512 david.harrison@nera.com
James Mellsop Managing Director
Chair of NERA's Global Antitrust and Competition Practice
+64 9 928 3290
+64 4 819 2550
+61 2 8864 6536
Scott J. Bloomberg Associate Director Washington, DC +1 202 466 9234 scott.bloomberg@nera.com
Kevin Counsell Associate Director Wellington
+64 4 819 2551
+61 2 8864 7235
Dr. Garrett Glasgow Associate Director San Francisco +1 415 291 1029 garrett.glasgow@nera.com
Dr. Sugandha D. Tuladhar Associate Director Washington, DC +1 202 466 9206 sugandha.tuladhar@nera.com
Marta Moro Senior Consultant Madrid +34 91 521 0020 marta.moro@nera.com
Dr. Alan Cox Affiliated Consultant San Francisco +1 415 291 1000 alan.cox.affiliate@nera.com
Jonathan Falk Affiliated Consultant New York City +1 212 345 5315 jonathan.falk.affiliate@nera.com
Mike King Affiliated Consultant Denver
San Francisco
Washington, DC
+1 303 357 4781
+1 303 618 4915
+1 303 618 4915
Eugene Meehan Affiliated Consultant Washington, DC +1 202 466 9287 gene.meehan.affiliate@nera.com
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