The Economics of Product Liability & Mass Torts

Capabilities and Services

NERA has developed one of the largest in-house teams of economists in the economic consulting world. Our Product Liability and Mass Torts Practice assists clients with projects ranging from valuing liabilities in multi-billion dollar bankruptcies to assessing potential exposure before products have been marketed.

Our experts bring together the required disciplines -- including economics, statistics, epidemiological modeling, computer programming, actuarial analysis, accounting, and insurance allocation -- to address complex valuation problems that arise in mass tort and product liability matters. Retained by defendants, plaintiffs, insurers, and companies engaging in mergers or acquisitions, we have provided consulting services and expert testimony in a variety of settings, including:

  • Bankruptcy hearings
  • Consumer class actions
  • Forecasts for financial reserves
  • Fraudulent conveyance actions
  • Insurance allocation disputes
  • M&A due diligence