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Joan K. Meyer

Joan K. Meyer Dr. Meyer is an economist specializing in applied economics, finance, and policy analysis. As a Principal at Industrial Economics, Incorporated, she has more than 25 years of experience in analyzing the economic, business, and financial dimensions of natural resource, environmental, and policy issues.

She regularly testifies as an expert witness in federal, state and administrative courts, and supports litigation teams on the economic and financial aspects of cases involving air, water, and hazardous waste issues. Her testimony in these cases has encompassed the financial condition of businesses and individuals, the economic benefit gained by companies from regulatory noncompliance, fraudulent conveyance, successor liability, piercing the corporate veil, de facto mergers, regional economic impact of businesses and industries, and issues relating to cost/benefit analysis. She also assesses the likely impacts of proposed reorganization plans for companies in Chapter 11 bankruptcy on recovery of government claims. Dr. Meyer has been engaged in matters across numerous industries, including hard rock mining, coal, natural gas, petroleum, meat processing, chemicals, timber, wood processing, marine transport, hospitality, and aerospace.

Dr. Meyer holds a B.S. in Agricultural and Resource Economics (with honors) from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from Cornell University (Major field: Environmental and Natural Resource Economics; Minor fields: Corporate Finance and Econometrics/Quantitative Methods).


> Financial Analysis and Ability To Pay
> Economic and Regulatory Analysis
> Litigation Support
> Economics
> Expert Testimony
> Bankruptcy
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Joan is a member of the American Economics Association and the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association.

> Joan testified in federal court on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice about the recovery of site remediation costs realized by the Lockheed Martin Corporation through overhead charges under its contracts with the United States. She additionally estimated the economic benefit that the company would gain from an additional CERCLA payment from the United States.
> She led the IEc team analyzing the corporate and financial characteristics of a particular industry that are key in designing an effective enforcement program for federal regulators.
> Through careful scrutiny of corporate documents and piecing together financial records, Joan and her team identified four additional corporate successors to operators at the Pohatcong Valley Superfund site than had been initially identified in work conducted for the U.S. Department of Justice.