Pablo Spiller joins BRG as managing director in New York

16 May 2024 2 min. read

Pablo Spiller, PhD, has joined the international arbitration and cross-border disputes practice of Berkeley Research Group (BRG) as a managing director based in New York.

Spiller is the Jeffrey A. Jacobs distinguished professor emeritus of business and technology at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley. He has also held professorships and research positions at the University of Pennsylvania, University of Illinois, Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, and the National Bureau of Economic Research, and has published 10 books and 110+ academic articles.

Spiller’s consulting and expert testimony spans over 180 litigation and international arbitration cases involving contractual and treaty disputes, where he delivered opinions on damages, economic interpretation of contracts, and regulatory issues.

He received his doctorate in economics from the University of Chicago.

Pablo Spiller joins BRG as managing director in New York

“Pablo’s remarkable research record on regulatory and institutional economics at U.C. Berkeley, coupled with his extensive experience as researcher, advisor and testifying expert, fits perfectly with our firm’s DNA. International expansion is a critical element of BRG’s projected growth. Our International Arbitration practice is going from strength to strength, and, with the addition of Professor Spiller, we can count on significant synergies within the practice and the rest of the firm,” said David Teece, BRG’s cofounder and executive chairman.

Spiller joins BRG from Compass Lexecon, where he spent 13 years as a senior consultant and worked alongside Manuel Abdala, who recently also joined BRG’s international arbitration practice. Before that, he spent 18 years at LECG, where he was a director and co-chair of the international arbitration practice.

“Welcoming Pablo to BRG cements our position as one of the world’s foremost International Arbitration practices, and we are delighted to have him on board,” said Daniela Bambaci, co-chair of BRG’s international arbitration practice. “Our continued growth ensures our clients can access an unrivalled bench of testifying experts and the skills and talent of our global team of professionals.”

BRG is headquartered in Emeryville, CA and advises on disputes and investigations, corporate finance, and performance improvement. The firm has more than 1,300 professionals across offices in the Americas, EMEA, and APAC regions.