Benjamin Wilner
Managing Director
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PhD economist and statistician who serves as a consultant and testifying expert witness on damages, economic and statistical issues
Disputes experience encompasses a range of single plaintiff, class action and criminal disputes
Advises corporations and governments on economic and statistical issues
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Benjamin Wilner is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Disputes and Investigations. He is a Ph.D. economist and statistician who regularly serves as a consultant and testifying expert witness on damages, economic and statistical issues.

Dr. Wilner's disputes experience encompasses many industries and a broad range of single plaintiff, class action and criminal disputes including antitrust liability and damages, business interruption, business valuations, economic analyses, intellectual property, labor (disparate impact, wage and hour and wrongful termination), medical malpractice / personal injury / wrongful death, product liability, statistical data analyses and other corporate and litigation related matters.

In his consulting practice, Dr. Wilner advises corporations and governments on economic and statistical issues. For example, in addition to redesigning statistical aspects of an automobile manufacturer's warranty process, Dr. Wilner received a special commendation from the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection for building an economic model to restructure a $2.5 billion tariff, which has won praise by a Cabinet member, Congressional officials and the industry.

Not only does Dr. Wilner bring the modeling skills he honed working with a Nobel Prize-winning economist and studying under two other Nobel Laureates to his consulting work as well as his work on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants, but he also utilizes his experience teaching at three Big Ten universities to explain his models in English to clients, judges, juries and attorneys.

Prior to joining A&M, Dr. Wilner worked at other multinational consulting firms. He also has been a professor in the business schools at Northwestern University, the University of Michigan, the University of Iowa and the Helsinki School of Economics. His work has been published in leading academic journals, textbooks and the popular press as well as regularly cited in the academic and popular press. Dr. Wilner won several awards for teaching and research, including a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Dr. Wilner earned a bachelor’s degree magna cum laude with distinction in major in economics and mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania, a general course degree in mathematics and statistics from the London School of Economics and a doctorate in managerial economics and decision science from Northwestern University.