NERA Economic Consulting is a global leader in economic analysis and consulting. With nearly 400 experts in 25 offices around the world, the firm applies economic, finance, and quantitative principles to solve complex business challenges and legal questions.
The firm’s antitrust economists provide a full range of theoretical and empirical economic analysis and testimony in matters involving mergers and acquisitions, antitrust litigation, and competition policy. NERA's experts assess and, when appropriate, testify to the economic merits of allegations of anticompetitive mergers and acquisitions, foreclosure and exclusionary conduct, horizontal and vertical restraints, monopolization and abuse of dominant position, and collusion. NERA's experts also have extensive experience estimating damages in antitrust matters, as well as assessing the appropriateness of class certification.
Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney is a litigation firm providing legal services to clients involved in complex product liability, toxic tort, commercial, employment and labor law, insurance, construction, environmental, professional liability, transportation and warranty matters. Founded in 1986 as a four-lawyer shop in Chicago, today Segal McCambridge is a national law firm with more than 125 attorneys and additional offices in Austin, Detroit, Houston, Jersey City, New York City, Philadelphia and St. Louis.
Dr. Sabry is the Chair of NERA’s Securities and Finance Practice and a Managing Director in the Securities and Finance and Product Liability/Mass Torts Practices. She is also the Chair of the Bankruptcy Litigation Practice. She provides economic consulting and expert testimony in securities, bankruptcy, and complex damages. Dr. Sabry’s product liability work includes: estimating the future liabilities in cases involving asbestos, silica, pharmaceutical products, medical devices, automobiles and construction products; analyzing liabilities related to environmental contamination; assessing recall costs and diminution of value for automobile and construction products; analyzing insurance allocation; applying statistical and content analyses to examine product identification; and analyzing class certification in consumer class actions.
Mary Elizabeth Stern, NERA Economic Consulting Director, is an expert in tort economics. She has forecasted personal injury claims for asbestos liability settlements for over 40 defendants or their insurers. Her analyses have been used by companies to set reserves, in mergers and acquisitions, as the basis for solvency opinions, and for purchasing or buying back insurance policies, as well as to determine the appropriate size of settlement funds. She also has experience forecasting claims arising from other torts including those related to medical products, building products, food contamination, hearing loss, repetitive stress injuries, and various solvents. She provides regular updates for clients, comparing actual filings and settlements with her projections to satisfy financial reporting requirements.
Jason L. Kennedy is a shareholder in Segal McCambridge’s Chicago office focusing his practice on tort defense litigation with an emphasis in complex mass tort litigation, involving both products liability and premises liability claims. Mr. Kennedy also has significant experience representing clients in professional liability matters specific to architects and engineers, as well as construction and environmental litigation matters. He has been actively involved in trials and appeals in Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, New York, California, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Mr. Kennedy oversees and manages the Indiana and Iowa asbestos litigation for the firm, serving as both national and local counsel for a variety of Fortune 500 companies.