Ali Saad is the Managing Partner of Resolution Economics LLC, an economics and statistics consulting firm with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C., New York, and Charlotte. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. in History and Economics from The University of Pennsylvania. Prior to starting Resolution Economics over 17 years ago, Dr. Saad was a partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP and Altschuler, Melvoin and Glasser LLP, and was a member of the litigation consulting group at Price Waterhouse in New York and Los Angeles. Before entering the consulting world, Dr. Saad served as an Assistant Professor of Economics at Baruch College of the City University of New York.
Dr. Saad is a nationally recognized expert in the application of economics and statistics to class action litigation matters alleging employment discrimination. The types of cases he has worked on have involved claims running the gamut from recruitment and hiring, to promotions and pay, to discipline and termination. The protected classes involved in these matters have included race, ethnicity, gender, age, and national origin. Many of these matters have been high profile, and have involved work at the class certification as well as the merits phases. Dr. Saad has been a pioneer in developing a rigorous approach to statistical analysis in age discrimination settings, and has written and lectured on the subject. Dr. Saad also consults directly to companies on economic and statistical issues as they relate to human resource management. Dr. Saad has also worked extensively in the wage and hours area. His work in this area has ranged from designing and implementing surveys and observational studies related to disputes regarding exempt status classification, to designing empirical approaches to understand hours worked, uncompensated time, meal and rest breaks, and other wage/hours issues. Dr. Saad has testified a number of times at deposition and trial.
Ph.D. in Economics, University of Chicago
B.A. in History and Economics, University of Pennsylvania