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BLDS, LLC opens a new Chicago office.

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CHICAGO, IL, July 22, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- BLDS, LLC would like to announce the opening of our new Chicago office. The BLDS Chicago office will be led by Dr. Brendan Burke. Along with Dr. Burke, Nicholas Schmidt will be joining the office as a director at BLDS. Dr. Burke and Mr. Schmidt, along with their team, including Elizabeth Stare, have provided litigation support services to a wide variety of clients including law firms, government agencies and corporations throughout the nation and will consult with BLDS clients on issues arising in litigation, including class-action certification, liability in employment-discrimination claims, wage-and-hour claims and economic damages.

Dr. Burke previously served as a Managing Director at Navigant Economics. He earned his doctorate in mathematics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Burke can be reached at Bburke@bldsllc.com and 312-602-1409.

Mr. Schmidt previously served as a Director at Navigant Economics and earned his MBA at the University of Chicago. Mr. Schmidt can be reached at nschmidt@bldsllc.com and 312 802-0017.

About BLDS, LLC: For nearly 40 years, the nationally recognized statistics and economics experts of BLDS, LLC have advised law firms and their clients -- including Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies, and privately held enterprises -- on a wide variety of issues requiring quantitative expertise and coherent explanation.

Led by Bernard R. Siskin, Ph. D., BLDS statistical experts provide independent expert analysis in applied statistics and effectively communicate both the results and implications. They have been retained in matters of employment discrimination including hiring, promotion, compensation, reductions-in-force, and class action certification. BLDS experts are frequently retained to analyze the work force impact of planned management actions in an effort to minimize litigation exposure.

BLDS's rigorous statistical approach has also been applied to questions of credit discrimination, wage and hour disputes, and insurance issues.

BLDS economic experts provide litigation support and advisory services on economic damages in commercial, employment and tort actions. They are also recognized experts in business valuation theory and practice, including valuation discounts and premiums.

BLDS experts have been appointed by courts as neutral experts and have testified before arbitration panels, and in federal and state courts, including the Delaware Court of Chancery. BLDS has offices in Philadelphia, Wilmington, Boston, Washington and now Chicago.



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