NERA Economic Consulting, a leading global provider of economic advice and analysis in business, legal, and regulatory matters, announced today that Julie M. Carey has joined the firm's Energy, Environment, Communications & Infrastructure Practice as a Director. Ms. Carey is an energy economist who regularly serves as an expert witness in energy-related commercial and regulatory disputes, as well as in international arbitrations. She has more than 20 years of experience addressing economic issues in power, oil and gas, coal, renewables, pipelines, and railroad sectors. "We are so pleased that an expert of Julie's caliber has agreed to join NERA's global energy practice," said Dr. Christian Dippon, Chair of NERA's Energy, Environment, Communications & Infrastructure Practice. "Julie will be an asset to NERA clients, providing unique insights and expert services on issues related to energy market dynamics, competition, energy contracts, economic damages, valuation, regulatory economics, and macroeconomic analyses within high-stakes commercial and regulatory disputes. She is a great addition to the practice." "I am very excited to join the NERA team, and I look forward to collaborating with many leading NERA economists who complement my energy services practice," said Ms. Carey. "I have always respected NERA's commitment to excellence, independence, and rigorous analysis and integrity." Ms. Carey has authored expert reports and provided expert testimony on energy industry matters in US courts, before international arbitration panels, and before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), National Energy Board, and many other regulatory agencies. Ms. Carey is an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University, where she teaches energy economics in the graduate economics program. She earned her MA in economics from Pennsylvania State University and BA in economics from Allegheny College. Ms. Carey frequently speaks at energy industry conferences and provides insights on energy market dynamics and economic issues. About NERA NERA Economic Consulting ( www.nera.com) is a global firm of experts dedicated to applying economic, finance, and quantitative principles to complex business and legal challenges. For over half a century, NERA's economists have been creating strategies, studies, reports, expert testimony, and policy recommendations for government authorities and the world's leading law firms and corporations. We bring academic rigor, objectivity, and real world industry experience to bear on issues arising from competition, regulation, public policy, strategy, finance, and litigation. NERA's clients value our ability to apply and communicate state-of-the-art approaches clearly and convincingly, our commitment to deliver unbiased findings, and our reputation for quality and independence. Our clients rely on the integrity and skills of our unparalleled team of economists and other experts backed by the resources and reliability of one of the world's largest economic consultancies. With its main office in New York City, NERA serves clients from more than 25 offices across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.