The Brattle Group hires energy expert Veronica Irastorza as principal

04 August 2021 2 min. read
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Economics consultancy The Brattle Group has hired Veronica Irastorza as a principal in its antitrust & competition practice. She will be based in San Francisco.

Irastorza brings more than two decades of consulting and public service experience, with a focus on competition economics and energy regulation. She has deep expertise advising on antitrust, M&A, contract disputes, and damages in the energy industry, and has worked on all aspects of the electric power industry – including generation, transmission, ancillary services, distribution, and retailing. Irastorza also brings expertise in natural gas policy and regulation, efficiency, and M&A.

Aside from the energy sector, she also has experience working on competition matters in the transportation, finance, and food sectors. Irastorza has completed consulting engagements across numerous countries in Latin America, as well as in the US, Canada, and Ireland.

Irastorza joins Brattle from NERA Economic consulting, where she spent the last seven years and was an associate director. Before that she spent four years in the Secretariat of Energy in Mexico – the government department responsible for production and regulation of energy in the country. Irastorza latterly held the role of undersecretary of energy planning and transition.The Brattle Group hires energy expert Veronica Irastorza as principalBefore holding senior roles in Mexico’s public service, Irastorza spent another eight years at NERA as a consultant.

She holds a master’s degree in public policy from the University of California and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico.

"With her unique, versatile background combining competition and energy, Veronica is a wonderful addition to Brattle," said David Sunding, president of The Brattle Group. "We are thrilled to add her expertise to our work supporting clients in Mexico, and more broadly in Latin America and beyond."

Irastorza added, "Brattle has long had a reputation for excellent work on behalf of its clients. As its global presence continues to expand in competition and other areas, I'm looking forward to collaborating with talented colleagues to continue supporting my clients around the world."

Founded in 1990, The Brattle Group provides consulting and expert testimony in economics, finance, and regulatory matters to corporations, law firms, and governments across the globe. The Boston-based firm has five US offices, as well as international locations in Toronto, London, Madrid, Brussels, Rome, and Sydney.

The consultancy, which has approximately 400 professionals, last year added Minjae Song as a principal in its antitrust & competition practice.