Elaine Buckberg recently joined The Brattle Group as Principal in its Washington D.C. office, bringing extensive expert testimony and policy expertise to the firm. David Hindman has joined AlixPartners as a Managing Director in the firm’s newly opened Houston office, focused on turnaround and restructuring within the energy segment.
Prior to joining AlixPartners, David Hindman worked at a boutique consultancy firm as a Managing Director for just over a year. Previously, from 2014 until 2010, Hindman worked at Centrica, most recently as a Senior Vice President and General Manager of the group’s US Retail business, and previously, until 2014, as Vice President of the firm’s North American Commodity Supply and Head of TX Upstream and Trading. Between 2003 and 2010, Hindman worked at McKinsey & Company, latterly as a Junior Partner, where he led the firm’s Energy and Corporate Finance practices. Earlier roles include Restructuring Advisor at UBS Investment Bank, Private Equity Associate at Thayer Capital Partners and Business Analyst at McKinsey & Company, where he started his career in 1998.
Hindman holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Corporate Finance and General Management from the Harvard Business School.
In his new role, Hindman joins the firm’s Turnaround and Restructuring team at its newly opened Houston office as a Managing Director. In his new role, Hindman will work with the firm’s regional energy sector clients, many of whom are currently facing considerable market stresses from below breakeven commodity prices.
Simon Freakley, CEO at AlixPartners, says, "David has a considerable breadth of experience, both in consulting and the energy sector, and we're delighted to welcome him to the team. AlixPartners is widely recognised for its expertise and strong record in working with companies to make a difference in high-impact situations and deliver sustainable results. David’s appointment further enhances our unique offering and deepens the expertise of our Houston based team."
Prior to joining The Brattle Group, Elaine Buckberg worked at the US Treasury as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Coordination for almost three years. Previously, she worked at NERA Economic Consulting for more than 12 years, where she held the role of Senior Vice President, providing expert testimony in the US and Europe on issues pertaining to financial services criminal investigation. Earlier in her career, Buckberg worked at Morgan Stanley as a Vice President, at the International Monetary Fund as an Economist, and as a lecturer, first at Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education as an assistant professor, then at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business as a Professorial Lecturer. Buckberg holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and English from Yale University and a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The announcement sees Buckberg join The Brattle Group as Principal, based out of its Washington, D.C. office. Buckberg brings more than 20 years of professional service experience to the firm, covering a range of areas of expertise, including expert witness testimony as well as regulatory and policy development and implementation.
Brattle President Alexis Maniatis remarks, “Elaine’s experience as a testifying expert and industry practitioner deepens our financial litigation and regulation teams. Her involvement in major economic policy initiatives and high-profile consulting engagements will be an asset to Brattle clients and colleagues.”