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.
With approximately 1,000 lawyers in 16 offices, Morrison & Foerster is a preeminent global law firm dedicated to delivering business-oriented results to clients across the United States, Europe and Asia. Dynamic technology and life science companies, large financial institutions, leading consumer product companies and other market leaders come to MoFo for knowledge, innovation and business aptitude. MoFo handles some of the world’s largest crossborder transactions and resolves major disputes across multiple jurisdictions. The firm has a long-standing commitment to pro bono work and social justice.
Dr. Emily Walden is a Consultant in NERA’s Antitrust and Competition practice. She has conducted economic analysis of the competitive effects of proposed mergers and acquisitions and evaluated antitrust claims in cases involving collusive behavior and price fixing. Her experience spans a wide range of industries, including health care, oil and gas, and retail markets. She has conducted research on competition and antitrust issues and has published in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Walden holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where she was a National Institutes of Health pre-doctoral fellow. She received a B.A. in economics from Haverford College.
Lisa Phelan, one of the world’s leading authorities in cartel enforcement, recently joined Morrison & Foerster LLP as a partner in our Global Antitrust Law Practice and Investigations + White Collar Groups. Lisa comes to the firm after serving as the most senior ranking U.S. government lawyer on criminal antitrust and cartel matters.
For the last 16 years, Lisa was Chief of the National Criminal Enforcement and Washington Criminal I Sections of the Antitrust Division at the Department of Justice, after previously serving as a senior criminal litigator. Lisa supervised and coordinated all investigative and litigation work on international and national criminal cartel cases, managing investigations and prosecutions with cartel enforcers throughout the world. She has prosecuted more than 300 federal criminal cases, overseen dozens of jury trials, and obtained more than $6 billion in criminal fines. Few in the world have the breadth of her experience to counsel and represent clients through each step of a cartel investigation, leniency application, plea negotiation, or criminal jury trial. She is also an expert in the necessary components of effective compliance programs, and as an asset to companies in preventing antitrust problems before they arise. She has worked on complex antitrust matters across numerous major industries, including technology, financial services, aviation, automotive, shipping, paper, petroleum, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals.