M.B.A., Sloan School of Management, MIT; B.A., economics, Middlebury College
Summary of Experience
Mr. Darling performs complex quantitative analyses to help address litigation, strategy, and policy questions, primarily in the health care and energy sectors. He has extensive experience with a range of sophisticated economic modeling tools and techniques, and with a variety of industry databases. His health care experience has centered on the abuse and monitoring of controlled substances, as well as litigation matters involving class certification and government investigations. Mr. Darling has designed and implemented customized Suspicious Order Monitoring and loss prevention programs, and has analyzed market impacts of changes in the scheduling of controlled substances. His litigation experience has focused on reverse payment patent settlements, where he has supported expert testimony and managed case teams in the analysis of claims data and contractual agreements. Mr. Darling has also analyzed and presented damages findings on behalf of clients before U.S. Attorney's Offices and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), in particular focusing on preparing alternative damages models using customer- and patient-level data.
Mr. Darling's energy focus has been on electricity and natural gas pricing, markets, and infrastructure while consulting on behalf of utilities, state and regional organizations, and global companies. He has also worked on projects related to emissions and pollution controls, economic impacts of energy projects and related expenditures, biomass and other market studies, and cost/benefit analyses of new plant construction and retirement. Mr. Darling has conducted and overseen numerous economic impact assessments in support of projects ranging from new power plants and transportation facilities to electric and natural gas transmission infrastructure. Mr. Darling's prior experience working at a utility involved preparing annual filings and working with stakeholders to assess bill impacts of proposed energy efficiency changes. He has also submitted and supported expert testimony in several different venues, including various state utility commissions and siting boards. Mr. Darling is a coauthor of several published reports and journal articles, including a report on the economic impacts of the Green Communities Act on the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, two separate studies of the economic impacts of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a natural gas market study, and an overview of demand response in capacity markets.