Almudena Arcelus, Principal
What I work on
A lot of my work in litigation support involves managing cases in the technology and pharmaceutical industries. I have a degree in electrical engineering, which really helped me to get up to speed quickly in computer and software cases. I tend to work on a lot of large cases, like the Microsoft overcharge litigations, but I can also work on smaller matters.
How my career has evolved
When I came to Analysis Group as an associate 17 years ago, I thought I would work on finance engagements. But given the nature of the case mix over the years, I ended up focusing on antitrust and intellectual property – not exactly what I expected at the outset!
Career high point
I realized back in the mid-1990s, when we were working on a major antitrust litigation involving brand name pharmaceutical drug manufacturers, that we were no longer a small firm. We were capable of managing large, complex litigations involving multiple experts and case teams. Looking back, that seems like a turning point for the firm in terms of our growth and the kinds of cases we would work on.
Advice to new staff joining Analysis Group
I give different advice to everyone – because each person coming to AG is at a unique point in their lives and their careers. One thing I do tell people is that they do not need to compare themselves to anyone else, that they are all at different stages and need to develop accordingly, focusing on their own path.