As an economic and litigation consulting specialist, The Brattle Group answers complex regulatory and financial questions for corporations, law firms, and governments around the world. Brattle serves numerous focus areas and industries, including energy, financial institutions, IT, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, sports, telecom, and media. In addition, the firm offers expert testimony and is known for the credibility of its experts, which include leading international academics and industry specialists.
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As a firm specializing in competition, economics and litigation, there are global trends afoot that seem to be aligning to keep Brattle busy for the foreseeable future—literally the next decade, if some of the tech antitrust cases being floated by the EU come to pass.
While that certainly bodes well for the firm, comments from insiders suggest that reinforcements will likely be necessary: this is already an outfit enjoying strong demand for its services, with consultants feeling the strain at times. And, while Brattle is generous with perks such as time off in lieu, the volume of business of late seems to have left many without the ability to use it.
On the plus side, the firm’s culture is very collegial, bordering on academic, with opportunitie...
About the Company
The Brattle Group answers complex economic, regulatory, and financial questions for corporations, law firms, and governments around the world. Originating in 1990 as a five-person outfit, Brattle combined with Incentives Research, Incorporated in 1995 to strengthen its expertise in energy matters and opened its first office in Cambridge. Today, the firm's 500+ employees – working from 14 offices in Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific – serve numerous focus areas and industries, including energy, financial institutions, IT, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, sports, telecom, and media.
Where its energy lies
Brattle specializes in providing analysis and expert consulting related to energy, finance, and litigation matters for clients throughout the world. Various governments, regulatory...
- “Brattle is not just any consulting firm. It is an economic consulting firm. It deals with arbitration and competition matters, as well as many projects in the energy sector. This is a niche compared to many other consulting firms. Be sure this is what you want to do. Candidates need to understand that management consulting, strategy consulting, HR consulting, economic consulting, competition consulting are completely different worlds.”
- “Consulting is a high-pressure environment but the rewards are great and every one in a team has everyone else's back so it makes all the hard work positively enjoyable.”
- “For juniors, get in as fast as you can, there are a lot of learning opportunities, interesting cases. For experienced hires, Brattle offers very little business development and marketing opportunities, but it offers a lot of billable work -and high utilisation demands. If that is your cup of tea Brattle is a great place to join.”
- “Work for Brattle if you want to work for a more diversified company, learn quickly, and get appreciation across the levels (even very senior ones) for the work you do.”
- “You need to be a good fit on a personality level, willing to get trained and learn from a new sector. You need a strong data handling background and some interest in the industry.”
Getting Hired Here
- “Ideal candidate: Motivated, hard-working, proactive and curious. With initiative.”
- “The interview process is well structured and transparent. The firm is generally looking for curious people who are willing to learn and thrive in an interesting and challenging environment and have a background in quantitative/economic subjects. Willingness and the ability to work in and as part of a team is also important.”
- “The firm really promotes its culture and is looking for whole individuals who have lives outside of work and can work well and relate to other people. Strong candidates who are intellectually curious while not being afraid to say they don't know something.”
- “Typical interview process begins with a phone or video call screening to ask about personality questions and qualifications, followed by a full day of interviews with various rounds asking about past experience, soft skills, and a case study (if applying for entry level Analyst) or a presentation of a past publication or public work (if applying to mid-level Associate).”
- “The recruitment process is very quick, and there are opportunities to speak with people at each level.”