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Dr. Phillip Beutel, Noted Intellectual Property and Antitrust Economist, Named Chair of NERA Economic Consulting’s Global IP Practice


NEW YORK, Mar. 2/NERA Economic Consulting, an international firm of over 550 professionals operating in 20 offices worldwide, is pleased to announce Senior Vice President Dr. Phillip Beutel’s appointment as Chair of its Global Intellectual Property Practice.

Dr. Beutel, who divides his time between the firm’s White Plains, NY and Chicago offices, joined NERA in 1990 as a Senior Analyst. An expert in intellectual property economics, antitrust analysis, and commercial damages, his diverse client base represents a wide range of industries domestically and abroad.

Dr. Beutel replaces longtime Intellectual Property Practice Chair and Senior Vice President Dr. Marion Stewart, who will continue full-time consulting at the firm. Dr. Stewart was appointed Practice Chair in March 1996 and has been a driving force behind the growth of the practice during his tenure.

NERA President Dr. Andrew Carron said: “All of us at NERA warmly congratulate Phil, whose extensive experience and solid expertise in applying economic analyses to the challenges faced by our intellectual property clients make him a superb choice as Practice Chair. We also wish to convey our gratitude to Marion Stewart for his excellent management and considerable contributions to NERA’s Intellectual Property Practice throughout the past decade.”

Additional biographical information, selected publications, and case experience for Dr. Beutel may be found on the NERA website at:

About NERA
NERA Economic Consulting is an international firm of economists who understand how markets work. Our 45 years of experience creating strategies, studies, reports, expert testimony, and policy recommendations reflects our specialization in industrial and financial economics. Our global team of more than 550 professionals operates in 20 offices across North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

NERA Economic Consulting (, founded in 1961 as National Economic Research Associates, is a subsidiary of Mercer Specialty Consulting, an MMC company.


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