Overview

Joseph A. Krock, Ph.D., is a Managing Director with The Claro Group and heads the Economic Consulting Practice. He is among the country’s leading experts in wage and hour class action litigation and has been retained by numerous clients in nationwide class and collective actions. Additionally, he provides consulting and expert witness testimony services for antitrust, consumer class action, breach of contract, and complex commercial litigation matters. Dr. Krock provides economic and statistical analyses, including econometrics, risk analysis, and sampling and survey design.

As an expert economic and statistical witness, Dr. Krock has provided written and oral testimony in matters pending before the U.S. District Courts in California, District of Columbia, Illinois, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, and Texas, the Superior Court of the State of California, the Circuit Court of Florida, the Circuit Court of Illinois, the Civil District Court of Louisiana, and Circuit Court of Wisconsin, as well as Federal Multi-District Litigation matters. He also participates in private arbitration and mediation matters, and assists clients with corporate decision-making.

Prior to joining The Claro Group, Dr. Krock held senior positions at Micronomics, Inc. and Deloitte & Touche. He also served as a lecturer in Economic Theory at University of Chicago.

Education +

B. A., Economics-Mathematics, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1994

M.A., Economics, University of Chicago, 1996

Ph.D., Economics, University of Chicago, 1999

Memberships +

American Bar Association, Associate Member

American Economics Association, Member

National Association of Business Economists, Member

Los Angeles County Bar Association, Associate Member

Litigation section, Labor and Employment Section

Loyola High School – Alumni Association

St. Lawrence Martyr Parish Finance Council, Chairman

Publications & Speaking Engagements+

“Tips on Damages Analysis for Mediation and Settlement,” (with Christina Humphrey, Humphrey & Rist), MCLE Presentation, Bridgeport Continuing Education, 2016 Wage & Hour Litigation and Management, Los Angeles, California, December 9, 2016.

“Changing Standards for Class Certification: Experts and Statistical Sampling in Light of Spokeo and Tyson,” (with Rachel R. Brass, Gibson Dunn; E. Michelle Drake, Berger & Montague, P.C.; and Vandy M. Howell, Ph.D., Cornerstone Research), MCLE Presentation, Bridgeport Continuing Education, 2016 Class Action Litigation Conference, San Francisco, California, September 16, 2016.

“How to Leverage Your Company’s Data to Prevent and Win Employment Lawsuits,” (with Andrew Cook, The Claro Group), 12th Annual Labor and Employment Law Advanced Practices Symposium, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 16, 2016.

“Consumer Class Action Claims: Give Peace a Chance,” (with Dan Cunningham, Tressler, LLP; David Nelson, Barnes & Thornburg, LLP; and Brad Seiling, Manatt), MCLE Presentation, Emerging and Complex Insurance Claims Forum 2016, Los Angeles, California, February 25, 2016.

“Bell to Duran: The Evolution of the Use of Sampling & Statistics in Wage & Hour Litigation & A Brief Primer on the California Fair Pay Act,” (with Andrew Cook), MCLE Presentation, Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger, Irvine, California, October 16, 2015.

“Bell to Duran: The Evolution of the Use of Sampling & Statistics in Wage & Hour Litigation,” (with Andrew Cook and Christopher Paskach), MCLE Presentation, Morrison & Foerster, Los Angeles, California, May 27, 2015.

“Data Analytics in Discovery – Structured and Unstructured ESI,” (with Christopher Paskach), CPE Presentation, OC-ACFE, Irvine, California, March 19, 2015.

“The Use of Experts in the Certification Phase of Class Litigation,” (with Mark Campbell, Loeb & Loeb, and Graham LippSmith, Girardi|Keese), MCLE Presentation, Bridgeport Continuing Education, 2013 Class Action Litigation & Management Conference, Los Angeles, California, April 11, 2013.

“New Rules for the Use of Statistical Evidence in Wage & Hour Cases,”, MCLE Presentation, Bridgeport Continuing Education Conference on Wage & Hour Litigation, San Diego, California, June 15, 2012.

“Damage Modeling in Wage and Hour Class Actions Including Lost Income & PAGA Penalties,” (with Fraser A. McAlpine, Hunton & Williams), MCLE Presentation, Bridgeport Continuing Education Conference on Wage & Hour Litigation, San Francisco, California, October 14, 2011.

“Damage Modeling in Wage and Hour Class Actions,” (with Daniel Chammas, Venable, and Steven Pearl, The Pearl Law Firm), MCLE Presentation, Bridgeport Continuing Education Conference on Wage & Hour Litigation, Los Angeles, California, December 16, 2010.

“Calculating Damages at Class Certification: Effect of New Class Certification Standards on Calculation of Damages,” (with Miranda Kolbe, Schubert Jonckheer & Kolbe), MCLE Presentation, Bridgeport Continuing Education Conference on Class Action Litigation, San Francisco, California, August 13, 2010.

“Approaches to Calculating, Proving and Arguing Monetary Relief,” (with T. Blood, Blood Hurst & O’Reardon, and G. Knopp, Akin Gump), MCLE Presentation, Bridgeport Continuing Education Conference on Class Action Litigation, Los Angeles, California, April 23, 2010.

“Approaches to Calculating, Proving and Arguing Damages,” (with D. Barclay Edmundson, Orrick), MCLE Presentation, Bridgeport Continuing Education Conference on Class Action Litigation, Los Angeles, California, April 30, 2009.

“Effective Use of Experts in Employment Litigation,” MCLE Presentation, Bridgeport Continuing Education Conference on Trial Preparation for Employment Litigation, San Diego, California, January 28, 2009.

“Approaches to Calculating and Proving Damages,” MCLE Presentation, Bridgeport Continuing Education Conference on Wage & Hour Litigation, Los Angeles, California, December 3, 2008.

“Approaches to Calculating and Proving Damages,” MCLE Presentation, Bridgeport Continuing Education Conference on Wage & Hour Litigation, San Diego, California, June 13, 2008.

“Working With Experts: The SET Approach,” (with Gary Holmen, Farmers Insurance), ACC Docket, May 2008.

“Efficient Management of Data in Class Action Litigation,” (with Jean Nicole Taylor Moore, Micronomics), California Litigation, Volume 21, Number 1, 2008.

“Efficient Management of Data in Wage & Hour Class Actions,” MCLE Presentation, Bridgeport Continuing Education Conference on Wage & Hour Litigation, Sacramento, California, March 6, 2008.

“Managing Experts,” MCLE Presentation, TroyGould, Los Angeles, California, February 28, 2008.

“Sampling Class Action,” (with Stevan Porter, Micronomics), The Los Angeles Daily Journal, January 7, 2008.

“Statistics: Sampling, Descriptive Statistics and Regression,” (with Stevan Porter), MCLE Presentation, Davis Wright Tremaine, Los Angeles, California, September 19, 2007.

“Efficient Discovery and Management of Data in Wage and Hour Litigation,” (with Karen Santos, Micronomics), MCLE Presentation, The Quisenberry Law Firm, Los Angeles, California, July 10, 2007.

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