Alan P. Meister
Title: Senior Advisor
Telephone: +1 949 474 4955
Education: Ph.D., Economics, University of California, Irvine
M.A., Economics, University of California, Irvine
B.A., Economics, University of California, Irvine
Industry Experience: Gaming; Indian gaming; hospitality; entertainment and sports; retail; real estate; construction; telecommunications; information; petroleum; computer hardware, software, and maintenance; automotive; electronics; manufacturing; food processing; paper products; pharmaceuticals; government; public safety; energy
Dr. Meister specializes in the application of economic research and analysis to litigation, public policy, regulatory, business planning and operations, and economic development matters. His litigation consulting work includes research, analysis, and expert testimony on liability and damages in a wide array of cases, including general commercial litigation, antitrust and competition, intellectual property, labor and employment, and class actions. In his public policy and regulatory work, Dr. Meister uses data analytics, market studies, economic and fiscal impact analyses, cost-benefit analyses, and surveys to identify and measure the effects of changes in economic activity on local, state, regional, and national economies. In business planning and operations matters, he assists clients with industry and market studies, public policy analysis, economic and fiscal impact studies, feasibility studies, strategic analysis, and surveys.
Dr. Meister has conducted extensive research and analysis of the gaming industry, including Indian gaming, commercial casinos and racinos, card rooms, and iGaming. His consulting clients have included gaming operators, industry suppliers, investors, trade associations, and federal, state, local, and tribal governments. Aside from his consulting work, he also conducts independent, scholarly research on the industry, most notably his annual study, the Indian Gaming Industry Report, which has been widely used and cited, including by the United States Supreme Court.