Developing Sound Economic Analysis
EI economists design, test, and implement economic and financial models that contribute to a sound and persuasive presentation of the facts. Drawing from state-of-the-art theories and analytical tools, they identify relevant economic issues and develop insightful analytical frameworks.
Understanding Key Business Issues
EI economists are well known for their business acumen and ability to understand complex market developments. Rather than apply a “cookie cutter” approach, EI strives to grasp all relevant information about the client’s business and to understand the dynamics of the specific marketplace.
Analyzing Data and Performing Sophisticated Econometric Work
EI has the resources and expertise to gather, reconcile, and analyze complex datasets that are often required to test economic hypotheses. EI economists are well versed in current econometric techniques and can deliver the type of sophisticated empirical analysis increasingly used by courts and regulatory agencies.
Providing Substantive Litigation Support
EI can help legal counsel define substantive issues and construct an overall litigation strategy. EI economists assist counsel in all phases of the litigation process, from gathering facts and preparing discovery requests to locating expert witnesses and drafting cross-examination questions.
Delivering Expert Testimony
EI economists have considerable experience in writing expert reports and affidavits. They testify frequently in federal and state courts and before regulatory bodies and congressional committees. Whether an EI economist or an outside expert testifies, EI’s work focuses on making a clear, concise, and convincing presentation of sound economic analysis applied to the facts of the case.
Assessing Damage Claims and Conducting Financial Valuations
EI combines the skills and experience needed to assess competing damage claims or to evaluate the risk exposure of alternative business scenarios. EI economists are not only proficient in performing discounted cash flow analysis, risk analysis, and similar valuation techniques, but also can apply well informed judgment to situations, like IPOs, where standard valuation methods may not be appropriate.
Making Effective Presentations to Regulatory Agencies
EI has made effective presentations to various regulatory agencies in the U.S. and overseas. Whether the matter is being considered before the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.K.’s Monopolies and Mergers Commission, or Canada’s Competition Bureau, just to name a few, EI economists have the expertise needed to address the concerns of regulators.
Preparing for Arbitration and Settlement Negotiations
EI has the resources and expertise to conduct the careful planning that precedes any successful negotiation. EI economists undertake a comprehensive analysis of the client’s options, develops the best negotiation strategies, and provide timely advice on tactical issues.
Advising Senior Management on Competition Matters and Business Strategy
EI economists work with senior management to anticipate the legal and competitive consequences of alternative business propositions, address their concerns about new legislation, and develop alternative strategic scenarios in non-litigation settings.