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. Our experts advise clients and, when necessary testify, on some of today’s most difficult problems in the fields of antitrust and competition, intellectual property, securities and finance, transfer pricing, and energy, communications, and infrastructure issues. NERA is known for providing clear, independent, defensible analysis innovation in the application of economics, statistics, and data analysis.
Founded in 1998, Resolution Economics has become a market leader in providing expert analysis related to class-action employment matters and other complex litigation. Our professionals are experienced experts in their fields, many holding advanced degrees and credentials such as PhDs, MAs, MBAs, and CPAs. We are experienced at presenting our findings in a variety of settings, including trial, mediation, arbitration, and direct consultation.
Resolution Economics has provided consulting and expert services in hundreds of high-stakes class action lawsuits, as well as small and medium sized cases, for leading law firms, Fortune 500 companies, and government agencies across the nation. Our professionals are adept in handling cases that require the highest level of skill in economic analysis, econometric modeling, statistical sampling, and data management. We understand that our clients need to know not just what the data shows, but what it means. In every case, the data tells a “story.” Our mission is to discover that story, using economic principles and business insights to appropriately frame our statistical analyses.
During her 15 years as an economic consultant and testifying expert, Dr. Newlon has prepared expert reports, testified, and consulted on matters involving a wide range of topics related to FLSA, state labor law, and antitrust wage suppression. Dr. Newlon has analyzed labor and antitrust claims in individual and class/collective actions (addressing questions at certification, liability, and damages phases).
In labor litigation, Dr. Newlon has significant experience with contractor misclassification, joint-employer claims, and allegations of wage and hour law violations. She has written reports and testified about classwide liability and performed damages calculations for wage and hour allegations, including extensive experience with violations of California labor statutes resulting in unpaid overtime, incorrect regular-rate calculation, missed meal penalties, timesheet rounding bias, and waiting-time and itemization penalties.
Alison Rose is a Partner at Resolution Economics. Ms. Rose holds a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Southern California and a Master's degree in Survey Research from the University of Connecticut.
Since joining Resolution Economics in 2004, Ms. Rose has specialized in employment related litigation support, including the preparation of economic and statistical analysis for the purpose of assisting counsel in evaluating class certification, merits, and damages issues. Her areas of expertise include processing and analyzing large and complex databases. She has extensive experience in preparing analyses related to wage and hour claims including matters involving exempt status classification, off-the-clock work, meal and rest breaks, as well as other federal and state wage and hour claims. Ms. Rose has also provided litigation support for matters involving allegations of race, gender, and age discrimination in a variety of industries. She has assisted counsel at numerous mediations and has served in an expert capacity in more than a dozen matters.