Energy Disputes and Litigation: Effective Strategies and Best Practices for the Year Ahead
NERA Economic Consulting (www.nera.com) 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. With its main office in New York City, NERA serves clients from more than 25 offices across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.
Ms. Julie M. Carey is a Director and energy economist with NERA and an Adjunct Professor of Energy Economics at Georgetown University. She provides expert services within energy and transportation related commercial and regulatory disputes, including within international arbitrations. She has more than 20 years of experience addressing economic issues in oil and gas, power, coal, renewables, pipelines, and railroads sectors. Ms. Carey has substantial experience with economic damages (historical and future lost profit analyses) and conducts asset valuation analyses. She has assessed and measured economic damages and valuations in many dozens of cases involving claims of breach of contract, antitrust, class action and other types of disputes. Her experience is highly focused on the energy and transportation industries for which she also applies her deep industry expertise to the economic issues at the center of the dispute. She has provided expert reports or testimony on many dozens of occasions.
Dr. Bremser has more than 20 years of experience providing expert services before energy regulatory agencies and within commercial disputes.
Prior to joining NERA, Dr. Bremser was at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in the Office of Administrative Litigation as a member of FERC Trial Staff from 2015 to 2019. He participated in settlement and hearing proceedings regarding tariff rate and non-rate tariff issues involving crude oil and refined product pipelines, electric transmission, electric generation, and electric generator-based reactive power. On behalf of FERC Trial Staff, Dr. Bremser filed written testimony on numerous occasions, was offered for cross-examination at hearing three times, and has been deposed twice.
In the private sector, Dr. Bremser has worked on regulatory engagements involving crude oil and refined product pipelines, which included cost-of-service tariff rates, settlement tariff rates, and market-based rate applications. He has analyzed economic damages due to alleged breach of contract for merchant electricity generation, natural gas storage, and crude oil.
Dr. Bremser has taught finance courses at Virginia Tech. He has published articles in the Journal of Legal Economics.