In the past year, Analysis Group has helped our clients address increasingly complex needs. As we continue to expand our professional staff, we are also proud of our network of affiliated academic experts, who provide invaluable direction with state-of-the-art
approaches to address complex financial and economic issues.
In this issue, we showcase their range of expertise. From MIT Sloan School of Management Professor
Catherine Tucker’s cost analysis of litigation by patent assertion entities to Yale School of Management Dean
Edward Snyder’s innovative assessment of vertical mergers to University of Chicago Booth School of Business Professor
Douglas Skinner’s breakdown of proposed auditing standards to UCLA Professor
John Asker’s research into bid rigging damages, our affiliates offer cutting-edge insights that benefit our clients.
Our access to diverse, complementary capabilities remains essential to our growth and our clients’ success as we look ahead.
— Martha S. Samuelson, President and CEO
Intellectual property lawsuits brought by patent assertion entities (PAEs) can be extremely costly for organizations, and many companies now contend that PAEs also inflict indirect economic damage by inhibiting investment. A study by MIT Sloan School of Management Professor Catherine Tucker recently quantified the economic impact of PAE-related activity and found that venture capital investment would likely have been at least $8.1 billion higher over the course of a five-year period but for litigation brought by PAEs.
Principal Elizabeth Eccher spoke with University of Chicago Booth School of Business Professor Douglas Skinner about how a proposed auditing standard that would provide previously undisclosed information to financial statement users could potentially affect disclosure issues in litigation.
Managing Principal Pierre Cremieux and Yale School of Management Dean Edward Snyder considered the importance of accurate assumptions to quantify the likely competitive effects associated with a vertical acquisition in the lift truck industry.
Analysis Group recently supported Smith College Professor Deborah Haas-Wilson in her examination of possible competitive effects of a health system’s acquisition of a physician group.
In an article in Bloomberg BNA’s Pension & Benefits Daily, Managing Principal D. Lee Heavner describes approaches used to evaluate issues related to procedural and substantive prudence in cases involving allegations of imprudent selection or retention of retirement plan investments.
High-profile or highly profitable firms are no longer the sole targets of post-merger divestitures by antitrust enforcers. Today, firms that have little or no revenues, including some that operate in emergent industries with little or negative profits, also find themselves subject to merger inquiries, as demonstrated by the recent merger review of Bazaarvoice’s 2012 non-reportable $160 million acquisition of PowerReviews.
States are well positioned to implement the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan, according to a new study conducted by Analysis Group Senior Advisor Susan Tierney and Vice Presidents Paul Hibbard and Andrea Okie.
The economic consulting landscape has changed over the past 30 years, particularly in intellectual property litigation, according to Managing Principal John Jarosz in a recent
Analysis Group Forum: Fall 2014