Elaine Fleming, Vice President
What was your career path – how did you get to your current position?
I received my Ph.D. in economics from Boston College, but wanted to work in the private sector rather than in academia. I learned about Analysis Group from Managing Principal Alan White (Alan and I are both from Ireland). Alan was very enthusiastic about the friendly and collegial atmosphere at AG, and after more than five years here, so am I! I really enjoy the opportunity to learn new things by working on different types of projects. AG doesn’t restrict you to working in a specific practice area and having that flexibility has enabled me to expand my knowledge of a range of business issues while also moving forward in my career.
Describe what you do at Analysis Group
I am a vice president in the Boston office, where I work primarily on antitrust and commercial litigation and damages cases. During my career, I’ve had a chance to work on matters in multiple industries, including insurance, health care, Medicare/Medicaid, computer software, and banking. Earlier this year, I had the chance to testify as an expert in a case related to Ireland. This was a fantastic opportunity for me to get experience testifying and I’m looking forward to doing more of it in the future.
What are a few of the biggest challenges you’ve faced in your career?
I managed a case where AG’s role expanded from supporting a single expert to multiple experts. It was one of the most challenging projects I’ve undertaken in my career, but the chance both to manage a team and work with experts was a terrific learning experience.
What advice would you offer to someone joining Analysis Group?
Take the time to learn how the firm operates in addition to the specifics of the cases you’re on. You’ll need to be able to conceptualize the “big picture” of an engagement before you can know the best way to contribute. You’ll have a chance to contribute your thoughts and ideas to every project you work on at AG, along with the opportunity to learn something new. You can expect to work hard, but you also can expect a rewarding experience when you and your team members bring a project to conclusion.