Andrea Okie

Vice President

Expert

Andrea Okie

Boston

Education

M.P.P., University of California, Berkeley; B.A., economics, Colby College

Summary of Experience

Ms. Okie specializes in the application of economic, financial, and policy analyses across a broad range of complex litigation and non-litigation assignments, including in the areas of energy and the environment, finance and securities, and commercial disputes. In her litigation work, Ms. Okie has experience through all phases of the process, including fact and expert discovery, class certification, liability and damages, and trial. In proceedings involving the energy industry, she has led case teams supporting academic and industry experts in estimating lost profits and commercial damages associated with a failed solar photovoltaic project, and in valuing oil and natural gas pipeline rights-of-way. She has also supported clients involved in federal investigations assessing claims of market manipulation, including in natural gas and propane derivatives markets. In these matters, she has evaluated trading data, market definition, and other competitive issues. Her recent finance and securities case work has included assessing alleged misrepresentations and omissions in the underwriting of securities, including issues surrounding loss causation, falsity, and materiality; evaluating sell-side and buy-side due diligence; analyzing the role of housing policy in the financial crisis; analyzing expected synergies and other valuation-related issues associated with M&A activity; assessing spreads charged on foreign exchange conversions; and evaluating the appropriateness of class certification. 

In addition, Ms. Okie has conducted multiple analyses of state and federal climate policies, including assessments related to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan and quantifying the power system and macroeconomic impacts of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. She has written on a wide variety of energy and environmental topics for such publications as The Electricity Journal, and has authored numerous white papers and reports for foundations, regional transmission organizations, and industry organizations.

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