Resolution Economics is proud to announce that the following individuals have been promoted to Partner: Alison Rose, Emil Czechowski, Kelly Melle, and Rick Holt.  They will join our six other partners in leadership roles.

Alison Rose, a member of our Labor & Employment practice in Chicago, has been a part of the Resolution Economics team since 2004.  Ms. Rose’s areas of expertise include navigating large volumes of complex data and preparing analyses related to a wide variety of wage and hour claims, including exempt status classification, off-the-clock work, meal and rest breaks, as well as other federal and state labor issues.  She has also provided analyses for matters involving allegations of race, gender, and age discrimination, assisted counsel at numerous mediations, and served in an expert capacity on more than a dozen occasions.  Ms. Rose holds an MA in Survey Research from University of Connecticut, as well as a BA and an MA in Economics from University of Southern California.  

Emil Czechowski, a member of our Labor & Employment practice in Los Angeles, has also been with the firm for the past 15 years.  Mr. Czechowski has extensive experience in a wide range of litigation support and consulting matters. This includes preparing economic and statistical analyses for issues involving wage and hour and discrimination claims, wrongful termination, and general damages.  Furthermore, he has considerable experience in managing and processing large databases, and designing and overseeing large-scale surveys, observational studies and various types of time and motion studies.  Prior to joining Resolution Economics, he was a Senior Consultant at Analysis Group, Inc., where he specialized in matters related to labor economics, commercial damages, and intellectual property, among others.  Mr. Czechowski holds an MBA from University of California, Los Angeles, as well as an MA in Survey Research from University of Connecticut.  He earned his BA in Economics and Political Science from Columbia University.

Kelly Melle has been a valuable asset to our Financial Advisory practice in Los Angeles.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Melle was a Director in the Financial Advisory Services practice of AlixPartners, and a Manager in the Dispute Analysis and Investigation practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers.  He has over 20 years of experience in performing financial and economic analysis in civil litigation matters involving economic damages and forensic investigations.  He has experience across a broad range of industries including real estate, financial services, insurance, consumer products, technology, oil/gas, manufacturing, and entertainment. He has also authored and co-authored articles involving economic issues, as well as led educational programs to law firms involving economic damages, valuation, and financial issues.  Mr. Melle earned his BS in Real Estate from Arizona State University.

Last but not least, Rick Holt, Ph.D., a member of our Labor & Employment practice in Washington, DC, has also been promoted to Partner.  Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Holt was a Principal at ERS Group, a Manager at Bates White LLP, a Manager at KMPG LLP, and a Research Economist at the U.S. Census Bureau.  An experienced labor economist, Dr. Holt specializes in creating sophisticated and robust statistical/econometric models, and has been involved in a number of projects over the last 15 years that address aspects of employment discrimination such as compensation, hiring, promotion, and termination.  His recent work for the firm includes projects involving OFCCP investigations, FLSA wage and hour cases, and economic damages (single-plaintiff, multi-plaintiff, and class actions).  In addition, he assists clients with settlement discussions, trial preparation, and consent decree reporting.  Dr. Holt is the current secretary to the Washington, DC chapter of the ILG.  Dr. Holt holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Virginia, and a BS in Industrial Management from Purdue University.

Resolution Economics is pleased to welcome these new partners to the firm. We wish them great success in their future leadership roles.