Malowane, Laura, PhD

Dr. Laura Malowane is a testifying economic expert who specializes in analyzing damages and liability issues in defamation, employment, and complex commercial litigation matters. Her testimony has been admitted in Circuit, District, and Superior Courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the United States Senate, and the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund Hearings.

Dr. Malowane has vast experience in addressing economic issues in reputational harm and defamation cases. In these matters, she assesses potential damages and addresses the causation link between the defamatory statements and the claimed damages. Dr. Malowane’s vast experience also includes measuring lost earnings arising from wrongful termination, discrimination, and wrongful injury or death. She has served as a testifying expert on the loss of profit and firm value arising from commercial litigation issues such as breach of contract, theft of trade secrets, and tortious interference. Dr. Malowane is a notable expert in attorney fee disputes and has significant knowledge of existing attorney billing rate data and the appropriate methodologies for adapting the data to specific geographic regions and legal specialties. She has also been retained to analyze the commonality of damage assessment in class action certification matters as well as to examine the economics of punitive damages and how these relate to specific case facts.

Dr. Malowane has been retained by both plaintiffs and defendants. Her clients include national news media companies, Fortune Top 10 companies, universities, non-profit organizations, NGOs, and individuals. Dr. Malowane has worked on behalf of numerous Federal Government agencies and affiliated organizations, including the Department of Justice, the FBI, the United States Postal Service, the State Department, the US Capitol Police, and the Department of Homeland Security.

Dr. Malowane received her Ph.D. from Princeton University and has served as a lecturer in economics and statistics classes on behalf of Princeton University and the University of Toronto.

Annis Susan

Susan Annis has extensive experience in the economic consulting industry serving both government and private sectors. She has strong analytical and quantitative skills with experience in economic analysis, financial modeling, econometric and statistical modeling, policy analysis, and corporate financial assessment. Ms. Annis’s most recent analytical and modeling work has been in the litigation support arena. She is an experienced project and team leader in a management consulting environment.  Ms. Annis earned a Master of Arts in Economics from University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Bucknell University.

Henthorn, Brian

Brian Henthorn specializes in the estimation of environmental liabilities, the evaluation of cost recovery issues under the National Contingency Plan and state equivalents, the allocation of costs at hazardous waste sites, and related issues faced by parties at Superfund sites.

Mr. Henthorn has more than a 15 years of experience consulting with clients in a wide variety of contexts, including cost recovery litigation, bankruptcy, insurance recovery, and financial reporting. His experience includes working on two of the largest environmental litigation matters in U.S. history, and his clients span a wide range of industries including petrochemical, mining, energy, and manufacturing.

Mr. Henthorn earned a Master of Engineering Management, a Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in Engineering Sciences and Economics from Dartmouth College.

Kubota, Jason

Jason Kubota has over two decades of experience advising clients and providing expert testimony support in a variety of matters in the Environment and Natural Resources, Intellectual Property, and Product Liability sectors. His work has included damages analysis for government and private-party cost recovery and contribution actions, future liability estimation, financial modeling/forecasting, regulatory compliance evaluation, and settlement negotiation strategy.

 Mr. Kubota’s practice is focused on the evaluation of Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund) remediation costs and consistency of cleanup actions with the National Contingency Plan (NCP) and/or applicable state regulations. His clients have included national and multinational corporations in the manufacturing, telecommunications, mining, and waste management industries, joint defense groups at multi-defendant sites, insurance companies, electricity providers and water agencies, and individual and commercial property owners.

 Mr. Kubota earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering with Concentrations in Economics and Psychology from Harvey Mudd College and holds an Engineer-In-Training Certificate in the State of California.

Maloney, Dan

Dan Maloney has more than 15 years of experience in economic and financial modeling, data analytics, damages calculations and financial analysis.

He supports clients and their legal counsel on dozens of high profile, complex cases requiring close collaboration, creative problem solving, technical skill and subject matter expertise. He has worked on a wide variety of dispute resolution and litigation matters, including those involving asbestos, automotive, coal workers pneumoconiosis, environmental, lead paint, pharmaceutical and silica liabilities, product recalls, bad faith claims and other corporate matters.

Mr. Maloney has specific expertise in supporting insurance valuation and recovery efforts in the context of settlement, arbitration, and litigation. Mr. Maloney’s clients have ranged in size from Fortune 10 companies to mid-sized firms, covering industries from aerospace to waste management.

He earned a Master of Business Administration from The Johns Hopkins University, and graduated from The College of William & Mary with a Bachelors of Business Administration.

Kivler, Brandon

Brandon Kivler supports Gnarus clients on a variety of insurance coverage matters related to product and environmental liabilities. He focuses on creating financial models to allocate past and future costs to insurance policies. He also helps clients manage large volumes of data using relational databases to assist in decision making.

Mr. Kivler also has supported clients with first party claim recovery efforts for property damage and business interruption losses, as well as calculated economic damages. He led client engagements on environmental site cost allocations, underlying claims management, insurer billing and notice and London Market Schemes of Arrangement.

Mr. Kivler earned a Master of Business Administration from The Johns Hopkins University’s Carey Business School. Previously he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in finance and international business from the University of Richmond where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.

Sellick, Stephen

Stephen Sellick is an experienced consultant specializing in the management of complex quantitative analysis in litigation matters, particularly projects in environmental, mass tort and product liability claims.  He evaluates claims in insurance allocation, internal management, cost allocation, cost recovery and litigation risk analysis. He also participates in studies involving regulatory economics, cost accounting and financial analysis of the electric utility industry. He works with clients in insurance, consumer manufacturing, electronics, aerospace, natural gas, pharmaceuticals, electric utility, and agricultural products industries.

Mr. Sellick’s practice extends to work in board ESG oversight and risk management; in this space he is focused on assisting for-profit, social enterprises, and nonprofits with risk management of environmental & mass tort contingent liabilities; governance & board structure via board assessments & board skills matrix reviews; and board formation & best practices.

Mr. Sellick is the Chairman of Gnarus’ Board of Directors and works with Gnarus executives and its Board to determine the overall direction and strategy of the company consistent with our team’s vision and values.  He is active in the San Francisco chapter of the Private Directors Association and the Alumni Council of the Harris School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago. Mr. Sellick is a member of the Academy of Court-Appointed Neutrals and is recognized by Who’s Who Legal as a recommended expert in Insurance & Reinsurance Expert Witnesses.

Mr. Sellick holds an M.A. in Public Policy Studies from the University of Chicago and a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Jessica Horewitz, PhD

Dr. Jessica Horewitz provides Gnarus clients with consulting and expert services specializing in risk management in the mass tort and product liability space. She is a sought-after, nationally and internationally recognized expert in product liability estimation, insurance analysis, and corporate restructure including both bankruptcy and liability divestiture. Her practice includes liability estimation projections, insurance allocation, cash flow analysis, and claims analysis. She has consulted and testified regarding a diverse array of industries and products including asbestos, talc, protective equipment, pharmaceuticals, environmental toxins including AFFF, sexual abuse, and sports economics.

Dr. Horewitz serves as the President of Gnarus Advisors partnering with our executive board to set the company’s direction and priorities. With her personal experience as a consultant and deep understanding of the work of her Gnarus colleagues, she is committed to maintaining and growing Gnarus as a firm focused on fostering an unparalleled culture for consultants and best in class client-centered analyses.

Dr. Horewitz earned a Doctorate and Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Virginia, and she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from The George Washington University.

Sirgo, Jorge

For more than 25 years, Mr. Sirgo has provided data science and economic consulting expertise using machine learning and other statistical methods combined with a unique ability to visualize, present, translate, and communicate patterns in complex and large data to address various business applications.

Mr. Sirgo’s expertise includes estimating liability from future bodily injury claims to project the cost to resolve current and future claims, evaluate insurance recovery, estimate reserves, and facilitate corporate restructure. In addition, Mr. Sirgo also calculates and critiques estimates of lost earnings and benefits in class actions related to unpaid overtime pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act. He uses statistical analyses to quantify, validate and critique opposing expert’s estimates of business loss interruptions resulting from cyber-attacks. Mr. Sirgo also employs statistical sampling techniques to design, evaluate, and critique statistical samples in the determination of damages and validation of audits.

He earned a Master of Arts in Public Finance and Regulation from the University of Chicago, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.