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Thomas Roney LLC has added two economists to our firm. Ryan Bain, ABD, has joined the firm after completing his coursework toward the PhD in economics from Washington State University. Ryan previously worked at TRLLC as an intern following graduation from Texas A&M. A chapter from his dissertation was recently published. Mr. Bain is in our Fort Worth office.

Brittany Pearce, forensic economist, continues to operate our Houston office. She is expecting her first child next month, who will hopefully join us in year 2050.

Mr. Roney and Shawn A. Johnson published an article in the Houston Business and Tax Law Journal, Vol. XVII (2016), “Make Whole: The Need for Gross-Ups in Employment Discrimination Cases.” The article addresses the importance of adjusting awards for wrongful termination and other employment matters for the federal, state and Social Security taxes that will be paid in the year the award is received.

Thomas Roney and Timothy Lanning wrote Chapter 11: Issues in Employment Litigation Analysis of the book, Forensic Economics: Assessing Personal Damages in Civil Litigation, published in 2016. The chapter provides an overview of the many challenges facing the economist in employment cases and provides a framework for calculating economic damages.

Thomas Roney presented papers at the Western Economic Association International conference and the Southern Economics Association meeting.