José Alberro Joins Cornerstone Research as Senior Advisor

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International arbitrator and former CEO enhances industry expertise

José has played an important role in many international negotiations and arbitrations. He brings significant global experience in the areas of antitrust and competition, damages valuation, and economic impact analysis.

Cornerstone Research, a leading provider of economic and financial consulting and expert testimony, announced today that José Alberro, a prominent expert on antitrust, energy, and international arbitration matters, has joined the firm as a senior advisor. Dr. Alberro will also cohead Cornerstone Research’s international arbitration and litigation practice.

Dr. Alberro’s expertise focuses on oil, natural gas, energy, telecommunications, water distribution, electricity, and consumer goods. He has provided expert testimony in international arbitrations on four continents, involving both investor-state and commercial disputes.

“José has played an important role in many international negotiations and arbitrations,” said Cornerstone Research President and CEO Michael E. Burton. “He brings significant global experience in the areas of antitrust and competition, damages valuation, and economic impact analysis.”

Dr. Alberro served as the chief representative of Petróleos Mexicanos during the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations. He was the founding CEO and president of Pemex Gas y Petroquímica Básica, a major Mexican gas and liquids company. Dr. Alberro has also consulted for the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme, and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.

He has conducted arbitrations at the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes and at the American Arbitration Association. In Mexico, he served in the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Commerce and Industrial Promotion, and the Ministry of Programming and the Budget.

Dr. Alberro earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago and is trilingual, fluent in Spanish, French, and English. He is a member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences and taught at universities in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Mexico for 15 years. His research and analyses have been widely published, including in the Global Competition Review, Competition Law360, and the USITC’s Journal of International Commerce and Economics.

“I’m pleased to be joining Cornerstone Research, a leading firm that has consulted on litigation for 25 years,” said Dr. Alberro. “I look forward to working with colleagues who have such impressive credentials, both in terms of their academic backgrounds and their experience.”

About Cornerstone Research
Cornerstone Research provides high-quality economic and financial consulting and expert testimony in all phases of complex litigation and regulatory proceedings. The firm works with an extensive network of prominent faculty and industry practitioners to identify the best-qualified expert for each assignment. Staff consultants bring specialized knowledge and experience as well as a commitment to produce outstanding results. Currently marking its 25th anniversary, Cornerstone Research has more than 500 staff, and offices in Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, Menlo Park, New York, San Francisco, and Washington.

Please visit Cornerstone Research’s website for more information about the firm’s capabilities in economic and financial consulting and expert testimony.

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