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Dr. Minjae Song joins The Brattle Group as Principal

Dr. Minjae Song joins The Brattle Group as Principal

Consulting firm The Brattle Group has announced the appointment of economist Dr. Minjae Song as Principal. Dr. Song will join the firm’s global Antitrust/Competition group and be based in its Washington, DC office. “Minjae has outstanding experience directing large projects, particularly involving merger review, and has an established track record of working with regulatory agencies and leading academics,” said Brattle Principal and Antitrust/Competition Practice Leader Dr. Renée Duplantis. “We’re thrilled to have him as a new colleague, and clients will value his clear, thoughtful approaches to analyzing complex issues.” Dr. Song is a former faculty member at the University of Rochester and Georgia Institute of Technology, with expertise consulting in media, credit cards, consumer packaged goods, semiconductors, and e-commerce as they relate to competition. He comes to The Brattle Group from Bates White Economic Consulting, where he served as a Principal. “I’m joining Brattle at an exciting time of growth for the competition group,” said Dr. Song. “I’m looking forward to contributing to Brattle’s focus on professional excellence and inclusive company culture.”

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Laurent Eymard's Hexagon Economics team joins The Brattle Group

Laurent Eymard's Hexagon Economics team joins The Brattle Group

Consultancy firm The Brattle Group has added four new economists to its team in a range of positions. Laurent Eymard has joined the company as a Principal, Jean-Gabriel Despeyroux has been appointed a Senior Associate, Dr. Bernhard Enzi has joined as an Associate, and Dorien Thomaes has joined as a Research Analyst. The four all come from boutique consultancy Hexagon Economics, and will all be based in Brussels. "We're thrilled to welcome these talented economists to our European competition team," said Brattle Principal and Brussels Office Director Konstantin Ebinger. "Laurent and his colleagues are a terrific addition to our Brussels group, with their expertise in mergers, state aid, and civil litigation, among other areas. Their joining enhances our offerings to French clients, and enables us to provide services in a wider range of multi-jurisdictional European matters, as we continue to expand our global competition platform." Mr. Eymard founded Hexagon in 2019, after a 12 year career at MAPP Economics where he rose to the position of Partner. He is an expert in advising clients on complex mergers, and in fields including telecommunications, air transportation, and fast-moving consumer goods. "The Hexagon Economics team has found a wonderful new home with Brattle," said Mr. Eymard. "Brattle's global platform enables us to build on our existing client offerings across Europe, while also expanding into new areas, such as the French Canadian market. We look forward to many years of continued growth and success together."

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The Brattle Group adds David L. Sunding as President

The Brattle Group adds David L. Sunding as President

Economic and finance consultants The Brattle Group has announced David L. Sunding has been elected its next President. Dr. Sunding has been a Principal at Brattle’s office in San Francisco for almost 10 years, and was made a member of its Board of Directors in 2019. He takes over the role from M. Alexis Maniatis, who is returning to full time consulting for Brattle after more than 10 years as its President. "Dave embodies the firm's core values of collaboration, respect, integrity, and performance," said Mr. Maniatis. "His leadership experience in consulting and academics is a great asset, and we're energized as we think ahead to the firm's long-term future." Dr Sunding has more than 25 years experience working in environmental economics, industrial organization, and law and economics. He has also been a tenured professor at the University of California, Berkeley, since 2000, where he has held several leadership roles, including six years as Chair of the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. He will step back from his teaching to focus on his new role, which he will start on July 1, 2020.

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