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Ankura Managing Director, Competition & Class Action in Irvine, California

Ankura is a team of excellence founded on innovation and growth.

Ankura's Disputes & Economics, Competition and Class Action practice comprises expert Economists, Data Scientists, Statisticians, and support staff that provide expert testimony and analytic analysis for legal and regulatory matters. The team works across several industries, including healthcare, banking, financial services, manufacturing, and energy, and in many types of litigation, including commercial disputes, antitrust matters, class actions, and labor disputes. Ankura’s experts, supported by highly credentialed staff, testify before federal and state courts and regulators, and before arbitration panels.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The ideal candidate will have advanced knowledge and experience in the theory and application of economics, and in quantitative and statistical analysis, and will have exemplary project management abilities. The candidate must demonstrate sound judgement, professionalism, emotional maturity, focus, organizational skills, and must be able to work independently on multiple conflicting priorities. We are seeking someone who is energetic and personable, with exceptional follow‐up and initiative. Candidate will be a team player who can juggle a wide range of tasks and activities, and who will collaborate with colleagues and other practices within Ankura. Flexible and overtime hours will be required, and can be unpredictable at times.


Primary duties of the Managing Director include project management, development of expert testimony and reports, and quantitative and qualitative analysis.

  • Lead project teams in preparing expert analysis and testimony

  • Many Managing Directors at times also act as expert witnesses.

  • Interface with clients throughout all phases of consulting engagements

  • Demonstrate exceptional leadership capabilities through the mentorship and development of less-senior colleagues

  • Encourage relationship building by participating in the firm’s activities and initiatives

  • Participate in business development efforts by acquiring new clients and developing new consulting opportunities

  • Manage the invoicing process, including collections, for consulting engagements


  • PhD or Masters in Economics or Business/Finance. An empirical focus (Econometrics or Statistics with empirical I/O specialization) preferred.

  • Minimum of 10 years relevant business or consulting experience, including responsibilities of consulting team management and oversight. 15+ years preferred,

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in litigation consulting.

  • Case management experience in antitrust, class actions or other complex commercial litigation preferred

  • Advanced proficiency in data analysis, statistical or econometric software, and exceptional analytical proficiency

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience designing surveys and analyzing survey data is a plus

Ankura is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where mutual respect and collaboration is paramount. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, protected veteran status, national origin, or any other legally protected status.

Ankura Consulting Group, LLC is an independent global expert services and advisory firm that delivers services and end-to-end solutions to help clients at critical inflection points related to change, risk, disputes, finance, performance, distress, and transformation. The Ankura team consists of more than 1,500 professionals in more than 30 offices globally who are leaders in their respective fields and areas of expertise. Collaborative lateral thinking, hard-earned experience, expertise, and multidisciplinary capabilities drive results and Ankura is unrivaled in its ability to assist clients to Protect, Create, and Recover Value . For more information, please visit: http://www.ankura.com