Washington, DC – Thursday, June 8, 2017 – Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura) announced today the appointment of Michael J. Chapman, Ph.D. as Senior Managing Director. Based in the Washington, DC office, Dr. Chapman will practice in the firm’s Litigation & Disputes group.
Michael J. Chapman holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has more than 20 years’ experience providing economic, financial and strategic consulting services to both public and private companies, as well as law firms and governments. He has served as an economic expert, conducting analysis in a wide range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, semiconductors, computer software, financial services, insurance, manufacturing, steel, agricultural products and consumer goods.
Before joining Ankura, Dr. Chapman was a vice president for Analysis Group, Inc. where he addressed economic issues in a variety of litigation contexts, including intellectual property, antitrust and commercial damages.
Prior to his fifteen-year tenure at Analysis Group, Inc., he was a strategy specialist for McKinsey & Company and an international trade attorney for Shearman & Sterling. While a practicing attorney, he represented companies and governments in antidumping and countervailing duties proceedings before the U.S. International Trade Commission, the US Department of Commerce, the US Court of International Trade and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Ankura Senior Managing Director Thomas Vasquez stated, “Throughout his distinguished career, Michael has applied his economic expertise and leadership skills toward benefiting those he was serving. From his microeconomics teaching roles at some of the leading business schools in the country, including MIT, University of Michigan and Georgetown, to his cross-industry strategic consulting, Michael’s multifaceted approach to his professional field is a fit for Ankura’s culture and business philosophy, where experts collaborate to provide the most comprehensive outcomes for clients.”
Dr. Chapman said, “I am looking forward to applying my training and experience to the wide range of business and litigation issues addressed by Ankura’s teams, particularly in the mass tort arena, a space in which Ankura is known to be the best in the business. My background as an economist, an attorney, and a teacher reflects my commitment to approaching problems with an open mind and as broad a tool kit as possible to achieve the best possible outcome for my clients. I am pleased to become a part of Ankura, an organization made up of like-minded individuals that is committed to the application of a nontraditional approach to traditional business advisory methods to deliver the quality of service our clients demand and deserve.”