Secretariat buys Washington, DC-based Economists Incorporated

06 July 2021 2 min. read
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Secretariat, an Atlanta-based expert witness and disputes consultancy, has acquired Economists Incorporated, a Washington, DC-based economics consultancy.

Economists Inc. has been supporting clients with litigation matters and economic consulting issues for 40 years, covering high-stakes areas such as M&A, labor and employment, antitrust, and energy regulation. The firm’s offerings include economic analysis, litigation support, expert testimony, damage claims and financial valuation, and competition and business strategy advisory.

Economists Inc. works with law firms, large corporations, and government agencies. The firm has more than 50 professionals across offices in Washington, DC, Tallahassee, and San Francisco.

Secretariat’s acquisition of Economists Inc. will create a new economic analysis, analytics & strategy practice for the firm.Secretariat buys Washington, DC-based Economists Incorporated“We have been looking to expand into economic consulting and advisory services – and I'm thrilled to say welcoming EI into the Secretariat family couldn't be a better fit," said Don Harvey, managing director of Secretariat. "The depth of expertise and quality the Economists Inc team brings is second to none."

Secretariat specializes in expert witness and litigation consulting within the construction industry. The firm’s areas of expertise include construction delay, construction damages, economic damages and valuation, forensic investigations, and government contracting.

Secretariat is based in Atlanta, GA and has approximately 160 consultants across offices in the US, UK, UAE, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

"The benefits of bringing Secretariat's and EI's services together became evident right from the start of our conversations. The combination will open new doors for EI professionals in areas like international arbitration and it will bolster Secretariat's presence in the domestic US litigation market," said Jonathan Walker, president and CEO of Economists Inc.

Walker and the firm’s principals – David Argue, Lona Fowdur, Stuart Gurrea, Allan Ingraham, John Morris, Phillip Nelson, Jonathan Neuberger, Robert Speakman, Robert Stoner, Keith Waehrer, and Matthew Wright – will join Secretariat as managing directors in the new economics practice.