NERA Announces Appointment of New Practice Chairs

Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:21pm EDT

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NEW YORK--(Business Wire)--
NERA Economic Consulting, a leading global provider of economic advice and
analysis in business, legal, and regulatory matters, announced today the
appointment of three new practice chairs. 

In NERA's Intellectual Property Practice, Dr. Alan Cox has been named Practice
Chair. Dr. Cox replaces Dr. Phillip Beutel, who was recently named as NERA`s
Chief Operating Officer. In the Global Transfer Pricing Practice, Dr. Emmanuel
Llinares has been named Practice Chair. His predecessor, Dr. Harlow Higinbotham,
remains with the firm as a Senior Vice President. In the firm's Global
Securities and Finance Practice, Dr. Patrick Conroy has been appointed Chair. He
replaces Dr. Marcia Kramer Mayer, who also remains with the firm as a Senior
Vice President. 

"On behalf of all of us at NERA, I would like to thank Phil, Harlow, and Marcia
for their exceptional service to the firm as practice chairs," said NERA
President Dr. Lawrence Wu. "They have all been instrumental in building their
respective practices into the global leaders they are today. I look forward to
working with Alan, Emmanuel, and Pat in continuing and building on their great

Practice Chairs

Dr. Alan Cox, Senior Vice President and Chair of NERA`s Intellectual Property
Practice, has testified on a wide variety of patent issues in the semiconductor,
biotechnology, telecommunications, software, consumer products, and other
industries. He has also testified on trademark, copyright, and trade secret
matters, and in matters related to standards and patent pools. In arbitrations
he has appeared before the NASD, the American Arbitration Association, and the
Japan Commercial Arbitration Association. Before joining NERA in 1988, his
previous positions include Visiting Economist at MIT's Energy Laboratory. He
holds a PhD in economic analysis and policy from the Haas School of Business,
University of California, Berkeley. 

Dr. Emmanuel Llinares, Director and Chair of NERA`s Global Transfer Pricing
Practice, specializes in inter-company pricing, valuation, and intellectual
property analyses. For a number of years, he has advised multinational companies
on defining and implementing their intra-group pricing policies and has assisted
them with design, documentation, and tax audit defense. Dr. Llinares also
assists clients in the context of commercial or intellectual property-related
litigations. Prior to joining NERA in 2005, Dr. Llinares was an economist with
Arthur Andersen in London and with the KPMG Tax network in Paris. He holds a PhD
in economics from the University of Delaware and the University of Lyon. 

Dr. Patrick Conroy, Senior Vice President and Chair of NERA`s Global Securities
and Finance Practice, specializes in economic analysis of securities and finance
issues. His work at NERA has included expert testimony and consulting involving
securities fraud, mutual and hedge fund trading, exchange-traded funds,
securities lending, broker-dealer disputes, derivatives, leases, swaps, and
private equity valuation disputes. He has also provided opinions on damages in
bribery cases under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and UK Bribery Act. Prior
to joining NERA in 2001, Dr. Conroy was an economist with the US Securities and
Exchange Commission. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Miami. 

About NERA

NERA Economic Consulting ( is a global firm of experts dedicated to
applying economic, finance, and quantitative principles to complex business and
legal challenges. For half a century, NERA's economists have been creating
strategies, studies, reports, expert testimony, and policy recommendations for
government authorities and the world's leading law firms and corporations. We
bring academic rigor, objectivity, and real world industry experience to bear on
issues arising from competition, regulation, public policy, strategy, finance,
and litigation. 

NERA's clients value our ability to apply and communicate state-of-the-art
approaches clearly and convincingly, our commitment to deliver unbiased
findings, and our reputation for quality and independence. Our clients rely on
the integrity and skills of our unparalleled team of economists and other
experts backed by the resources and reliability of one of the world's largest
economic consultancies. With its main office in New York City, NERA serves
clients from over 20 offices across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

NERA Economic Consulting
Benjamin Seggerson, +1-202-466-9232
Senior Manager

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