Resolution Economics provides sophisticated economic, statistical and financial analyses, forensic investigations, forensic technology, dispute advisory, expert testimony, and specialized technology and analytic solutions to leading law firms, Fortune 500 companies, and government agencies.
The firm has provided expert testimony in class-action, multi-plaintiff and single plaintiff employment matters alleging discrimination in employment practices on the basis of age, race, gender, national origin, and ethnicity. The experts at Resolution Economics have managed complex, high profile litigation and compliance matters, many of which were national in scope. The Labor and Employment team is one of the most experienced in the nation at analyzing class certification and merits issues in class-action discrimination disputes, and are experienced in handling complex wage and hour matters as well. The firm also provides assistance in information management, statistical sampling, and statistical analysis, as well as data collection, surveys, and observation studies.
Established in 1979, and with more than 100 attorneys across seven offices serving Kansas, Missouri and Illinois, our work at Sandberg Phoenix is concentrated in the areas of Business, Business Litigation, Health Law, and Products Liability. Consistently rated as one of the top firms in our region, we are regularly called upon to work with in-house corporate counsel and various independent firms, as well as business owners and individuals. Sandberg Phoenix stands behind our promise to provide extraordinary client service with a rare client service guarantee, ensuring that every client receives timely, responsive and cost-effective legal services.
A full-service law firm representing clients across the United States and internationally, Stites & Harbison, PLLC is known as a preeminent firm managing sophisticated transactions, challenging litigation, and complex regulatory matters on a daily basis. The firm represents a broad spectrum of clients including multinational corporations, financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies, health care organizations, manufacturers, private companies, nonprofit organizations, family-owned businesses and individuals. Tracing its origins to 1832, Stites & Harbison is one of the oldest law practices in the nation and among the largest law firms in the Southeast.
John Fahr is a Director at Resolution Economics, LLC, an economic consulting firm with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and New York.
Dr. Fahr has conducted statistical analyses covering all aspects of employment discrimination cases, including compensation, hiring, promotion, termination. His work focuses on the construction and analysis of large, complex databases using economic and statistical techniques, as well as calculating damages and providing on-going monitoring of employment decisions. Dr. Fahr also has extensive experience in the application of statistical techniques to FLSA wage and hour cases. His clients include Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and single-plaintiffs. In addition to his employment-related work, Dr. Fahr has several publications in the field of health economics as well as experience in the analysis of medical claims, including the identification of potential fraud, waste, and abuse.
Dr. Fahr holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Edward Bierhanzl is a Director at Resolution Economics, LLC, an economic consulting firm with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and New York.
Dr. Bierhanzl has extensive experience in economic modeling and statistical analysis in the areas of labor and employment. He has worked on engagements involving allegations of age, race, and gender discrimination in compensation, hiring, termination, performance, promotion and other employment decisions. In wage and hour matters Dr. Bierhanzl has provided analysis and expertise addressing both FLSA and state law issues of overtime pay, missed meals and breaks, off-the-clock work and employee misclassification. The scope of projects he has worked on has ranged from large class action matters and multi-district litigation to small single-plaintiff cases.
Dr. Bierhanzl holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Economics from Florida State University.
Sandberg Phoenix Shareholder Natalie Kussart joined the firm in 2007 and works primarily with the Business Litigation and Products Liability Practice Groups. Natalie specializes in class actions and personal injury/products liability defense. Throughout her career, she has represented trucking and bus companies, hospitals, physicians, banks, mortgage providers, and manufacturers of automobiles, consumer products, heavy machinery, medical devices, recreational products, and drugs/pharmaceuticals. In 2002, Natalie graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Millikin University before earning her Master of Arts in Communication from Illinois State University in 2004. She went on to earn her Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, graduating second in her class from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2007. Natalie was named as a Rising Star by Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers in 2009, 2014, 2015, and 2016. Sharing Sandberg Phoenix’s focus on superior client service, Natalie prides herself on responding to client inquiries quickly and achieving the best possible result for her clients. She is committed to defending her clients effectively and efficiently.
Chad McTighe is a Member of Stites & Harbison, PLLC based in the Louisville office. He is a member of the Business Litigation Service Group and the Class Action Defense and Appellate Advocacy teams. He represents and advises clients in a wide range of business and commercial litigation matters, including extensive practice in class action litigation, shareholder and membership disputes, real estate litigation, and fiduciary duty litigation. He is AV-Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell, is rated by Kentucky Super Lawyers®, was recognized by Benchmark Litigation on their Under 40 Hot List in 2016, and was named a Global Award Winner 2014 by Professional Sector Network for Class Action Adviser of the Year - USA. Outside of Stites, Chad is an active member of the community and is currently Chair of the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation.