Prominent Labor Litigation Economist Joins BLDS, LLC
Released on: July 22, 2011, 12:28 pm
Eric Siskin / BLDS, LLC
Philadelphia -- July 21, 2011 -- Labor Economist Christopher
Erath, Ph.D., has joined the national statistical and economic
consulting firm BLDS, LLC as a director. Dr. Erath will consult with
BLDS clients on issues arising in litigation, including class-action
certification, liability in employment-discrimination claims,
wage-and-hour claims and economic damages. Dr. Erath has written
extensively on labor and employment litigation and has testified on
labor and employment issues in over 30 matters.
Bernard R. Siskin, Ph.D., founder and head director of BLDS, LLC, said Dr. Erath
affords BLDS clients added depth. “In addition to significant experience in the
analysis of statistical liability and damages in labor matters, Dr. Erath has
directed research on antitrust issues, including patent-infringement damages. He
also has significant experience in regulatory hearings. He is a welcome addition to
Dr. Erath previously served as senior vice president of NERA Economic Consulting. He
earned his doctorate in Economics at the University of Wisconsin.
About BLDS, LLC: For nearly 40 years, the nationally recognized statistics and
economics experts of BLDS, LLC have advised law firms and their clients -- including
Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies, and privately held enterprises -- on
a wide variety of issues requiring quantitative expertise and coherent explanation.
Led by Bernard R. Siskin, Ph. D., BLDS statistical experts provide independent
expert analysis in applied statistics and effectively communicate both the results
and implications. They have been retained in matters of employment discrimination
including hiring, promotion, compensation, reductions-in-force, and class action
certification. BLDS experts are frequently retained to analyze the work force impact
of planned management actions in an effort to minimize litigation exposure.
BLDS's rigorous statistical approach has also been applied to questions of credit
discrimination, wage and hour disputes, and insurance issues.
BLDS economic experts provide litigation support and advisory services on economic
damages in commercial, employment and tort actions. They are also recognized experts
in business valuation theory and practice, including valuation discounts and
BLDS experts have been appointed by courts as neutral experts and have testified
before arbitration panels, and in federal and state courts, including the Delaware
Court of Chancery.
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