EMERYVILLE, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 3, 2012) - Berkeley Research Group, LLC, a leading global expert services and consulting firm, has added significant environmental expertise with a team of nine professionals based in Waltham, Massachusetts. The group, which specializes in environmental science and engineering, is centered on the practice of Neil Shifrin, Ph.D., who has more than 40 years of environmental experience ranging from Clean Water Act issues involving the Charles River and Boston Harbor to Love Canal in the first days of Superfund, and on to consulting and litigation regarding hundreds of hazardous waste sites throughout the United States.

The Environmental Services team's skills cover environmental studies and remediation, with a focus on data interpretation, problem definition, and solution conceptualization. The group's key practice areas concentrate on valuation, insurance claims, cost allocation, and toxic torts, and Dr. Shifrin has testified in 30 trials and 80 depositions on these topics.

Dr. Shifrin cofounded and ran Gradient Corporation for 25 years, specializing in human-risk assessment from chemicals. He consults on a wide range of environmental engineering topics, including water quality, contaminant fate and transport, hazardous waste site cleanups, and environmental response cost liability/allocation.

"Neil's broad and deep environmental experience is an important enhancement to our firm's considerable range of expertise," said BRG Chairman and Principal Executive Officer David J. Teece. "Clients will benefit from his insight into environmental conditions and ability to develop pragmatic strategies for addressing highly complex problems."

"Our skills complement BRG's existing expertise and will provide opportunities to collaborate on projects involving both economic and environmental analysis," said Dr. Shifrin.

About Berkeley Research Group, LLC

Berkeley Research Group, LLC (www.brg-expert.com) is a leading global expert services and consulting firm that provides independent expert testimony, authoritative studies, strategic advice, data analytics, and regulatory and dispute support to Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies, major law firms, and regulatory bodies around the world. BRG experts and consultants combine intellectual rigor with practical, real-world experience and an in-depth understanding of industries and markets. Their expertise spans economics and finance, data analytics and statistics, and public policy in many of the major sectors of our economy, including healthcare, finance, banking, information technology, energy, construction, and real estate. BRG is headquartered in Emeryville, California, with 22 offices in the United States, Canada, and London, UK.

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