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Economic Consultant - Manager/Director

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Location: Houston, TX, United States
Date Posted: Jul 27, 2023

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Manager/Director, Economic Consulting

Alvarez & Marsal is a premier independent global professional services firm specializing in providing turnaround management, restructuring, performance improvement and corporate advisory services. Our talent drives our success, resulting in our growing Disputes and Investigations practice becoming one of the most respected in the industry. From the boardroom to the courtroom, the firm delivers a wide array of solutions to contentious situations by drawing on the deep skills, diverse disciplines and experiences of its professionals. We are recognized by Chambers and Partners as a leading firm in Global Economic Analysis and by Global Arbitration Review as one of the leading firms of independent experts for arbitration and considered a top three firm by Who’s Who Legal based on the number of experts across the globe. Our clients include leading law firms, major banks, private equity firms, and well-known corporations.

What will you be doing?

You will be working closely with a team to assess complex economic issues in disputes between and investigations of large corporations. You will support clients is litigation and regulatory investigations involving antitrust and competition, securities, international arbitration, and class actions.

Using your economic theory, econometrics, and quantitative methods, you will be helping our clients and their counsel understand and resolve the economic issues around their legal matters across a wide range of projects and industries, including financial services, healthcare, energy, environmental, and technology. Working as a partner to our clients by building consultative relationships you will develop an in-depth understanding of the client, the industry and the case to surface and address key issues, from the big picture to the smallest details. You will develop and communicate your analyses, findings, and insights to your team. Relying on your initiative and flexibility to deliver results in an agile and collaborative team environment, you will build strong relationships with clients, legal counsel, and expert witnesses. Some of the main responsibilities are:

  • Applying technical skills and economic training in conducting technical research across a variety of industries
  • Creating and implementing complex economic analyses using economic and financial models
  • Drafting expert reports and client presentations
  • Partnering with senior team members to influence project strategy and suggesting solutions to complex problems
  • Managing client relationships while balancing multiple projects and engagement administration
  • Developing project management skills while overseeing project teams, ensuring client deliverables are well documented and of the highest quality
  • Communicating proactively and presenting effectively to all levels of the engagement team
  • Developing project work plans, strategy, and budgets
  • Participating in business development initiatives and other practice-level initiatives

Who will you be working with? 

At A&M you will have the opportunity to work with a diverse team of supportive and motivated professionals that love to share their knowledge and depth of industry experience with others. A&M's Disputes and Investigations practice comprises professionals from a wide range of backgrounds, who bring and share their deep expertise in conducting investigations, delivering expert witness reports, and providing forensic technology services. We have an inclusive developmental environment where everyone has the opportunity to learn and grow. Our culture is characterized by openness and entrepreneurial thinking, with a foundation of mutual respect and high-quality standards for our work. We strive to remove bureaucracy in favor of recognizing our team through advancement opportunities and a motivating performance-based reward structure.

How will you grow and be supported? 

As a Disputes and Investigations Manager/Director, you will have the opportunity to take your career to the next level by gaining invaluable experience across different industries, sectors, and companies on a variety of interesting and critical projects. Building on your experience and graduate training, you will have the opportunity to build your project management and people management skills as you lead teams and projects. You will have opportunities to engage with clients, develop business strategies, present thought leadership, and receive mentorship from across the practice. You will gain exposure to a variety of disputes and investigation projects across an array of clients and specialize within areas that interest you.

We offer competitive benefits and opportunities to support your personal and professional development. Click to learn about our commitment to your well-being. A&M recognizes that our people drive our growth, and you will be provided with the best available training and development resources through formalized and on the job training, as well as networking opportunities with renowned legal and financial experts. Learn more about why A&M is a great place work.


  • PhD in economics or related field preferred or graduate degree with 5+ years of experience in economic consulting
  • Graduate training in economic theory and econometrics with a strong academic record
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong presentation and project management skills
  • Track record of high-quality economic research, including economic modeling
  • Expert in at least one statistical programming language (Stata, SAS, R, etc.) with experience in Python and SQL preferred
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work under pressure in diverse teams
  • Ability and willingness to maintain a flexible work schedule in order to meet client needs
  • Ability to work in a flexible hybrid work arrangement, part time in physical office and remote
  • Flexibility to travel

Diversity & Inclusion

A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity, and we foster inclusiveness, encouraging everyone to bring their whole self to work each day. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is Alvarez & Marsal’s practice to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, family medical history, genetic information or other protected medical condition, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by and in accordance with applicable laws. Employees and Applicants can find A&M policy statements and additional information by region here.

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Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters are engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening and in alignment with our Inclusive Diversity values. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

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