Anshika

Analyst, Boston

Why did you choose Analysis Group?
I chose Analysis Group because it provided the opportunity to work on interesting cases in a diverse set of practice areas, and because the people I interacted with were smart, friendly, and seemed like a great group of people to learn from. I haven’t been let down!
What do you work on at Analysis Group?
I primarily work on litigation cases – I’ve worked on a couple of class certification cases and some commercial disputes. I’ve also started working on more antitrust matters recently.
What do you enjoy most about your work? What do you find most challenging?
What I enjoy most about my work is that I almost feel like a detective looking for evidence of certain types of patterns or economic behavior. I’m never reading depositions just to read them, or coding just for the sake of writing a program – there’s always something to look for. What I find most challenging is thinking of the most efficient way to do things. I’ve definitely gone with my first idea and realized after the fact that there was a more accurate and speedy way to do something.
What new skills have you learned since joining Analysis Group?
I learned how to code in SAS and how to make maps in R. I’ve also learned the best restaurants to order case team dinners from around the Boston office.
What new experiences have you had at Analysis Group?
I’d never read depositions or complaints prior to joining Analysis Group, and have learned a lot about the legal system as a result. On a less legalistic note, Analysis Group also took me to my first Red Sox game and my first lobster bake.
What is it like to work on a case team?
I love working on case teams – there are a lot of opportunities to collaborate and talk about ideas. People at the firm are willing to listen to ideas, no matter who they come from. There’s also a lot of laughing and making in-jokes about casework, which makes meetings more entertaining!
What is it like to work in your office? What is the culture there?
The Boston office has a lot of analysts, which makes for a young and dynamic culture. People are very social and love to get to know their coworkers. People also love to get into arguments about whether SAS, Stata, or R is the best statistical coding tool.
What do you think about Analysis Group’s collaborative culture? How does this benefit your work? Clients?
I think Analysis Group’s collaborative culture improves everyone’s work. People are able to catch each other’s mistakes, suggest improvements, and make sure lots of ideas are considered so that analyses end up being the best they can be.
What do you do when you’re not working?
I like to read and do yoga, and have recently taken up watercolor painting.
How do you find a suitable work/life balance?
If you communicate that you’re not available to your case team and managers, they tend to respect that. It can take some planning, but almost everyone I’ve interacted with at Analysis Group has made time to travel, pursue a variety of outside interests, and spend time with their friends and family.
Anshika Niraj