CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Brattle Group, a global provider of consulting and expert testimony in economics, finance, and regulation, is pleased to announce that principal M. Alexis Maniatis has been elected as chairman of the firm. Mr. Maniatis will succeed current chairman, principal Paul Carpenter, as of January 1, 2011. The transition, which was approved by the firm's Board of Directors in early December, was formally announced today by Brattle President Matthew O'Loughlin.
Mr. Maniatis, who is based in the Washington, DC office, joined The Brattle Group in 1991 as an associate. He currently leads the firm's arbitration practice, and most recently served as president and chief operating officer of the firm from 2005 to 2008. Prior to that appointment, he served as director of the firm's Washington and London offices and leader of the litigation practice.
"Throughout his tenure at Brattle, Alexis has been an integral part of our management team and shown a strong commitment to the growth and success of the firm, particularly in regards to expanding our international presence," noted Mr. O'Loughlin. "Alexis has experience providing economic analyses and expert testimony on matters with significant international dimensions, and his appointment to chairman signals our continued focus on enhancing our presence globally."
Mr. Maniatis is a recognized expert in commercial arbitration. He has twenty years of experience providing consulting and expert witness testimony and advising clients on valuation issues in royalty disputes, expropriations, refining and reserve asset transactions, regulatory proceedings, and contract disputes. He has testified on behalf of and advised clients in numerous cases before tribunals at the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes, the ICC International Court of Arbitration, and the Permanent Court of Arbitration involving businesses in Asia, Europe, Latin America, the United States, and Canada. He holds an MBA from Yale University and a B.A. from Wesleyan University, and was recently named as a leading expert witness by Global Arbitration Review and featured in the International Who's Who of Commercial Arbitration 2011.
"I am honored to return to a leadership position at Brattle and continue the work of Dr. Carpenter," Mr. Maniatis said. "Paul has been instrumental in expanding our practices internationally and keeping the firm focused on maintaining a collaborative and intellectually rigorous environment that attracts and develops the best talent in economic consulting."
The Brattle Group has offices in Cambridge, MA; San Francisco, CA; Washington, DC; Brussels; London; and Madrid. Areas of expertise include antitrust and competition, valuation and damages, utility regulatory policy and ratemaking, and regulation and planning in network industries. For more information, please visit www.brattle.com.
SOURCE The Brattle Group