Bates White is an economic consulting firm that provides advanced, empirically-based economic, financial, and econometric analysis to law firms, corporations, and government agencies. We advise clients on litigation, case development and strategy, assessing and analyzing the relative strengths of economic arguments, and determining optimal strategies for discovery, motions, trial preparations, and settlement.
At Girardi Keese, we focus on people – people injured in car wrecks, people hurt by dangerous products, people sickened by toxic dumping. In addition to all types of personal injury cases (including aviation disasters), we also hold insurance companies accountable to their policyholders and help people solve their business law challenges.
Ilan Guedj is a Principal at Bates White, a leading provider of economic, financial, and statistical analyses that inform the advice and expert testimony it offers clients. Dr. Guedj has testified on matters relating to various financial instruments and investments, as well as on the risk level of those instruments. In his role as an economics and finance expert, Dr. Guedj conducts quantitative analyses such as sampling and extrapolation, causation and liability, and damages estimation. He focuses on litigation in the financial industry, including stock drops, ERISA matters, and commercial disputes. Dr. Guedj has also served as a consulting expert on antitrust litigations involving financial products and institutions, such as the LIBOR litigation. Prior to Bates White, he was involved in damages and liability estimation in mass tort cases such as the PB oil spill.
Dr. Guedj was an Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Texas in Austin and received his PhD in Financial Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Tom Girardi is the past president of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (an organization limited to 500 lawyers in the country) and is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates (an organization limited to 100 lawyers in the country). He was the past national president of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has been listed as one of the top 100 lawyers in California by the Daily Journal legal newspaper - one of four lawyers listed since the list started 16 years ago. He serves as a trustee appointed by the Senate for the Library of Congress. He was inducted into The American Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame-2014. 2015 Super Lawyers - 65,000 California lawyers were polled…he was voted #1…the same in 2016, 2017, and 2018. President for the Litigation Council of America in 2016 and currently president of the National Trial Lawyers. Recently awarded "Best Lawyer" and "Man of the Year" as well as "Lawyer of the Decade" and "Business Innovator of the Year" by the International Association of Top Professionals.