Overview

Introduction

NERA provides economic advice, analysis, expert testimony, and regulatory insight for global clients in North America, Latin America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific. The firm has been advising government authorities and the world’s leading law firms and corporations for over half a century. The firm brings academic analysis and rigor, objectivity, and real-world industry experience to bear on issues arising from competition, regulation, public policy, strategy, finance, and litigation.

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Employer Type

Subsidiary

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Size

501-1,000 Employees

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Featured Rankings

Vault Consulting 50


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Major Departments/Practice Areas

Antitrust and Competition


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Major Office Locations

New York, NY (HQ)


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Employment Contact

Andrew Hund - Human Resources

Firsthand Findings

Known for its expert economic analysis, NERA is the go-to firm for many high-profile disputes and court cases. As such, its consultants get to work on massively significant cases, alongside an array of top-tier economists. This, in short, is a serious firm doing serious work, for serious clients.

Also serious: the upsides to life at the firm, which include generous total comp, almost no mandated travel, and an environment that is set up to help advance the skills and knowledge of analysts and consultants through training and rigorous peer reviews of work.

For those who are committed to economic analysis—particularly with a view to heading to an elite post-grad institution in a couple of years—NERA is definitely one to consider.

About the Company

NERA Economic Consulting understands what many people can’t: economics. The firm provides economic advice, analysis, expert testimony, and regulatory insight for global clients throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. Employing more than 500 professionals, including 425 economists, the firm has been creating strategies, studies, reports, expert testimony, and policy recommendations for government authorities and the world’s leading law firms and corporations for over half a century. NERA specializes in bringing academic analysis and rigor, objectivity, and real-world industry experience to bear on issues arising from competition, regulation, public policy, strategy, finance, and litigation. The firm uses hard economic data to make its case, drawing on its professionals’ expertise in statistics, econometrics, game...

Employee Reviews


  • “Fantastic place to work. I love my job. We work on very high-profile lawsuits for major Fortune 500 companies.”
  • “Great company to work for fresh out of college, especially if you aren't sure what you want to do long-term. NERA will help you develop important workplace skills and has a great firm culture.”
  • “I think they compensate fairly. Generally, I think they respect work/life balance well, but sometimes it's impossible to manage and you need to sacrifice personal time or relationships. The projects are very interesting and even when you first join, you are entrusted with a good deal of responsibility.”
  • “If you're interested in litigation/economic consulting, NERA's project work will expose you to all types. Cross-practice work is common and encouraged. I have never been surrounded by so many thoughtful, intelligent people, which is motivating. Completing a project is satisfying both personally and professionally. “
  • “NERA employs a collection of in-house experts that may be unmatched in the economic consulting industry. Young employees have access to some of the most knowledgeable economists in the field and are given significant responsibility early in their career.”

Getting Hired Here


  • “For junior level hires, there are generally two rounds of interviews. The first round is a 30-minute interview, and the second round is 4-5 interviews occurring the same day. We usually let candidates know whether they've advanced within a few days. The ideal candidate has a background in some quantitative field (such as economics or mathematics), is highly motivated, and a critical thinker”
  • “Interview process starts with a 30-minute screening interview. If the candidates passes, they may be asked to provide two letters of recommendation before doing a super day interview which lasts around 3 hours. The ideal candidate for the firm is someone who has experience working with data, whether it be through a project in college or an internship.”
  • “My team in particular was easy to communicate with during my interview process, and I believe that NERA seeks candidates who have the ability to work independently and produce high level economic research.”
  • “Strong analytical skills; programming skills; quantitative skills; organization skills.”
  • “We look for econ and math majors who have genuine interest in economic industry work.”