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Dr. Debra Aron Joins Navigant Economics

July 15, 2010 at 10:01 AM EDT

CHICAGO, Jul 15, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Navigant Economics, a subsidiary of Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI) announced today that Dr. Debra Aron has joined Navigant Economics as a Managing Director in Chicago.

Aron applies her expertise in economic and policy matters, merger analyses, valuation assignments, and competition analyses in both regulatory and litigation disputes. She has provided expert testimony in regulatory settings relating to the development of competition in regulated and emerging markets; pricing; investment in new technologies; and economic cost analysis. In addition to her testimony on causality, damages, and other economic issues in various commercial disputes and tax matters, Aron has provided communications industry expert testimony on the economic effects of the regulatory, competitive, and technological developments in various communications markets, including wireline telephony, wireless telephony, mobile satellite telephony, telecommunications equipment, long-haul fiber, submarine cable, broadband infrastructure, and pay television.

"We are very pleased to add Debra's communications market expertise to our practice," stated John Garvey, Managing Director at Navigant Economics. "Her testifying experience in a variety of high-stakes, high-profile litigation matters in communications markets, and on SBC's acquisition of AT&T, and AT&T's acquisition of BellSouth--among the largest corporate mergers in the telecommunications industry--brings valuable insights for our communications clients."

In addition to her consulting practice, Aron is an adjunct associate professor at Northwestern University where she currently teaches economics and strategy in the Master of Science in Communication Program. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago, and is a former national fellow of the Hoover Institution and faculty research fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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