Charles H. Mullin is the Bates White Managing Partner. He provides advice and expert analysis on issues involving mass torts, class actions, insurance coverage, bankruptcies, and due diligence for mergers, acquisitions, and spin-offs. He is a recognized expert on statistical and data analysis, econometrics, economic and microsimulation modeling, insurance allocation, and asbestos-related matters. Since 2018—the inaugural year of the award—Who’s Who Legal has named him Insurance Expert of the Year, and he has been a Who's Who Legal Insurance and Reinsurance Expert Witness Thought Leader since 2016. Dr. Mullin has authored more than 75 expert reports and provided expert testimony in more than 50 matters, as well as provided due diligence reports for corporate transactions. He has more than 20 years of experience providing this expertise in both the private and public sectors.
He taught courses in advanced statistical economic analysis and labor economics while on the faculty in the Department of Economics at Vanderbilt University and at the University of California at Los Angeles. Dr. Mullin has published papers on applied and theoretical econometrics and labor economics in peer-reviewed journals, and he is frequently invited to speak at industry conferences.
PhD, Economics, University of Chicago
BA, Mathematics and Economics, University of California, Berkeley
- Authored expert report in Consumer Financial Protection Bureau v. Navient Corporation and Navient Solutions, Inc., No. 3:17-cv-00101 (M.D. Pa., Jan. 18, 2017).
- Authored expert reports and testified about damages and class certification in James D. Sullivan et al. v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation, No. 5:16-cv-00125 (U.S. Dist. Ct. D. Vt.).
- Assessed the value of pending and future airbag-related personal-injury claims on behalf of automobile manufacturers in the matter of In re: TK Holdings Inc., et al., No. 17-11375 (BLS) (Bankr. D. Del.) and related proceedings.
- Retained on behalf of the Debtors in In re Purdue Pharma L.P., et al., No. 19-23649 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.) to assist the Special Committee analyze distributions made by the Debtors to the Sackler families and their affiliates, as well as any dealings between the Debtors and any member of the Sackler families or any of their affiliates.
- Provided deposition testimony regarding the allocation of insurance recoveries and remediation costs across a multitude of landfills in State of Minnesota v. Associated Medical Assurance Limited. No. 27-CV-08-1912.
- Coauthored a report on the economic viability of the Trust Fund proposed under S.852, the Fairness in Asbestos Injury Resolution (FAIR) Act of 2005.
- Provided consulting services for a coalition of direct action plaintiffs in In re Puerto Rican Cabotage Antitrust Litigation.
- In In re TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litigation, analyzed liability and damages resulting from the indirect claim on behalf of a large coalition of direct-action plaintiffs in the United States, Asia, and Europe.
- Authored expert reports and testified in numerous confidential reinsurance arbitrations.
- Authored expert reports and testified in numerous confidential Bermuda-form insurance arbitrations and inter-insurer contribution claims.
- Authored expert report and declaration and provided deposition testimony in Appleton Papers Inc.
- Coauthored letters supporting the approximately $700 million international legacy asbestos liability and related insurance valuations.
- Coauthored expert report and provided testimony on behalf of multiple insurance companies in In re: Blitz USA.
- Authored expert reports and declarations and testified in In re Plant Insulation Co.
- Assessed the value of pending and future asbestos-related personal injury claims on behalf of debtors in In re: Garlock Sealing Techs, In re Specialty Products Holding Corp., In re Motors Liquidation Co., In re Bestwall, LLC, In re Midwest Generation, LLC, In re Paddock Enterprises, LLC, In re DBMP, LLC, and In re Aldrich Pump, LLC, et al.
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