The Brattle Group provides regulatory and litigation support to all sectors of the natural gas and petroleum industries, from wellhead to end-user, for market participants worldwide. We provide economic expert testimony in regulatory and legal disputes over pricing, royalty disputes, prudence and cost recovery, terms of access, and contract performance.
Our experts analyze the competitiveness of exploration and production, midstream refining and processing markets, transportation and storage, wholesale and end-use markets in the context of restructuring proceedings, antitrust disputes, mergers and acquisitions, and government inquiries. We assess and testify about damages from breached or prematurely terminated contracts. We also provide strategic advice to clients on service design and pricing, asset valuation, and risk management as it relates to gas procurement. Learn more at brattle.com.
ValueScope is a leader in the application of financial and economic analysis to value measurement, litigation support, and aiding shareholder value growth. Our financial experts include seasoned Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA’s), Certified Public Accounts (CPA’s), PhD’s, MBA’s and Engineers.
Mr. O'Loughlin specializes in regulatory economics and valuation as applied to the natural gas, oil pipeline, and electric power industries. He testifies frequently on complex regulatory and rate matters before the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, state public utility commissions, and the National Energy Board of Canada. His regulatory work has addressed cost of service elements, rate design, price index formation, contract evaluation, industry restructuring, new market entry, merger evaluation, and market manipulation.
Mr. O’Loughlin also has extensive experience valuing energy companies, assets, and contracts in the context of litigation, bankruptcy, merger, and tax proceedings. He has testified in federal and state courts and arbitration proceedings on the valuation of commercial damages.
Mr. O’Loughlin previously served as Brattle’s president and chief executive officer, chief operating officer, and energy practice area leader.
Mr. Scheig has more than 25 years of consulting and valuation experience, with specific expertise in energy valuations and litigation support. Representative projects include valuing oil and gas reserves, E&P, midstream, oilfield service companies as well as electric and gas utility analyses. In addition to the energy sector, he also provides valuation and financial consulting services to companies in a broad range of sectors including Healthcare and Technology.
Mr. Scheig has performed hundreds of valuations involving common stock, preferred stock and financial derivatives.
As an expert witness, Mr. Scheig has provided deposition and courtroom testimony in bankruptcy matters, as well as tax valuations, and economic damages in a variety of legal settings.
Mr. Scheig previously worked with national valuation firms Kroll Associates, Inc. and CBIZ Valuation Group, LLC where he led their Dallas practices. Prior to that, he was a senior manager with both Deloitte Consulting and FINANCO, Inc. in Austin.