Gig Economy, Mobile Apps, and Labor Supply by-Minute: Applications of Statistics and Economics to Hot Button Issues in Wage and Hour Litigation
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
Nathan is a private international economic and analytics consulting firm that works with government and commercial clients around the globe. Nathan’s practice areas include International Development, Infrastructure Planning and Finance, Litigation & Expert Services, and Advisory Services.
Nathan’s Litigation & Expert Services group provides a full array of forensic, economic and financial analysis, including expert testimony. Nathan’s experts specialize in analysis related to commercial disputes, intellectual property, labor and employment, antitrust, and class action damages. Nathan’s staff includes economists, CFAs, and CPAs, skilled in the application of economics, statistics, accounting, finance and valuation.
Nathan has more than 350 professionals, working from offices in California, Virginia, Boston, Chennai, Delhi, and London.
Hanson Bridgett is a law firm with more than 150 attorneys in offices in San Francisco, Sacramento, the North Bay, the East Bay and Los Angeles. Serving clients since 1958, we are well known in California and have earned a national reputation in many of our practice areas. Our diverse client list includes large national and global companies as well as many governmental entities, regional businesses and individuals. While our offices are located throughout California, our attorneys frequently work on matters that cross domestic and international borders. To ensure our clients receive flawless service and top notch legal counsel wherever they may be located, we have forged alliances with firms in national and international legal networks. As members, we can provide our clients with legal expertise on the ground across the US and worldwide. We are a certified B Corp and are socially responsible members of our communities. Our firm is driven by a commitment to diversity, charitable giving, pro bono legal work and hands-on service.
Rick Holt is a Partner at Resolution Economics, LLC, an economics, statistics, forensic accounting, and economic damages consulting firm with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and New York. He is a labor economist that has been involved in projects over the last 15 years covering all aspects of employment discrimination cases, including: compensation, hiring, promotion, and termination. Dr. Holt has worked with several Fortune 500 companies on projects involving OFCCP investigations, FLSA wage and hour cases, and economic damages (single-plaintiff, multi-plaintiff, and class actions). He has also assisted clients in the context of settlement discussions, trial preparation, and consent decree reporting. Dr. Holt specializes in utilizing large and complex databases and the development and estimation of sophisticated statistical/econometric models.
Dr. Holt has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Virginia, as well as a B.S. in Industrial Management from Purdue University. Prior to joining Resolution Economics, Dr. Holt was a Principal at ERS Group, a Manager and Bates White LLP, a Manager at KMPG LLP, and a Research Economist at the U.S. Census Bureau.
Dr. Song is an economist, CFA charter holder, and expert witness. Since receiving her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago, she has provided consulting and expert testimony in single-plaintiff, multiple-plaintiff, and class action discrimination disputes, as well as class action wage and hour disputes. Dr. Song has studied labor market definition and has applied techniques in statistics and econometrics to examine companies’ employment practices: hiring, pay, promotion, termination, reduction in force, executive compensation, and pension benefits. Additionally, Dr. Song has conducted pay equity studies to assist companies with identifying potential gender or minority pay gaps. Dr. Song routinely works with various types of HR, time reporting, and large-scale transactional databases to help counsel with wage and hour class actions concerning unpaid wages, meal and rest break violations, and employee misclassification.
In addition to employment class actions, Dr. Song’s extensive experience in other types of class action litigation matters includes applying complex financial modeling tools, for example stock option valuation, Monte Carlo simulation, event-study in connection with alleged accounting fraud, damages calculations, stress testing, and regression analysis.
Dr. Song maintains a strong affiliation with the academic community. She taught courses on labor economics at the University of California, Irvine, and on financial institutions at California State University, Los Angeles. She currently teaches review courses on risk management for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program.
Diane is a senior partner in Hanson’s Labor and Employment Section. Her practice concentrates exclusively on representing employers mainly in the senior living and public transit industries. Diane has expertise in every aspect of the employment relationship and counsels clients on the liabilities that could arise from that relationship. Some of the areas in which Diane has experience in federal, state and agency forums include wrongful termination, discrimination, background checks, battery, misrepresentation, retaliation, negligent hiring, harassment, privacy, and wage disputes. She also drafts policies and procedures to protect her clients from legal exposure. Diane also contributes her time to pro bono legal work programs. She is a former Hamilton Families board of director member, a San Francisco service provider to homeless families. She and other firm attorneys continue to assist Hamilton Families with pro bono legal services. Diane also donates her time to the Swords to Plowshares’ Pro Bono Legal Services Program.