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Phyllis Sun is a Manager in the Mass Torts Practice at Bates White. She specializes in statistical analysis and modeling and has worked on matters involving product liability and intellectual property. Dr. Sun has conducted quantitative analysis in support of expert testimony and settlement negotiations involving asbestos liability forecasting and trust distribution procedures. She has helped develop and implement the Bates White Incidence Model, the firm’s proprietary method of asbestos liability forecasting. Dr. Sun also has experience estimating models of strategic firm behavior and consumer demand.


PhD, Economics, Princeton University

MA, Economics, Princeton University

BA, Economics, Mathematics, Yale University

Selected Work

Selected Experience

  • Supported testifying expert in asbestos liability valuation on behalf of Garlock Sealing Technologies in its bankruptcy proceedings In re Garlock Sealing Technologies, LLC. Supported efforts in forecasting trust payments under alternative scenarios for settlement negotiations. Spearheaded the launch of an online calculator that assists potential claimants in estimating their expected trust settlements.
  • In the matter Dow v. NOVA, supported testifying expert on behalf of NOVA on reasonable royalties and other remedies for patent infringement in certain polyethylene grades. Implemented a demand simulation model to analyze product diversion.
  • Provided analysis in a consulting team retained to advise on and participate in settlement mediations on behalf of a group of automobile manufacturers regarding the scope of potential future personal injury and wrongful death claims from defective airbags in the Takata bankruptcy proceedings.
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