Peter R. Kelso

Principal, Economic & Complex Analytics


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Phone: (703) 286-5220


Location: Arlington, VA


Mass Tort Litigation

Assessment of Litigation Impact on Corporate Operations

Analysis of Liquidity and Solvency Risk

Environmental and Product Liability Risk

Tort Reform

Legislative Analysis and Testimony

Analysis of Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Exposures and Recoveries

Due Diligence for M&A


B.A., History/Political Science - Immaculata University

Peter R. Kelso

Principal, Economic & Complex Analytics

Peter Kelso has been at the forefront of identifying emerging litigation trends for over 15 years. He is an expert on mass tort and product liability litigation and advises clients on identifying and finding solutions for risks associated with legacy liabilities and emerging litigation. Mr. Kelso specializes in data aggregation and other database management services, advising clients on litigation risk and providing them with expertise in product liability litigation, insurance coverage negotiations, due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, liability ring fencing activities, and bankruptcy reorganizations. He has led and supported numerous public policy initiatives to effectuate judicial and legislative reform at the state and federal levels.


Mr. Kelso had advised Fortune 100 companies, international insurers and reinsurers, and many of the top investment firms on Wall Street on quantifying current and future potential costs associated with litigation outcomes. He has given numerous speeches for the financial and legal communities at conferences hosted by the Brookings Institute, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Bank of America Securities, American Bar Association, LexisNexis, and Perrin Conferences. Mr. Kelso currently leads a working group of top international corporations and insurers on examining the risks associated with asbestos and other toxic tort litigation. Mr. Kelso was elected to the 2019 board of the National Forum for Environmental Toxic Tort Issues (FETTI).

representative projects
  • Consulting lead to assess alternative exposures associated with bankrupt products on a portfolio of asbestos personal injury cases.
  • Strategic consultant to assess the potential risk associated with alleged airborne contaminants.
  • Strategic consultant on behalf of an insurer to estimate potential economic damages in a public water contamination case.
  • Strategic consultant on public policy issues related to efforts to enact state and federal asbestos trust transparency legislation.


  • “Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Allocation: Leveraging Alternative Exposures to Bankrupt Products at Deposition, Settlement and Trial.”  Defense Research Institute (DRI) Asbestos Medicine Seminar, Nov. 8-9, 2018.
  • “The State of the Bankruptcy Trusts.” Perrin Conferences National Asbestos Litigation Conference, Oct. 1-3, 2018.
  • “Opioid Litigation: Developments, Status, Strategies & Predictions.” The National Forum for Environmental Toxic Tort Issues (FETTI), Sept. 26-28, 2018.
  • “Update and Status of the Opioid Litigation.” Perrin Conferences Opioid Litigation Conference, June 28, 2018.
  • Hearing testimony on H.B. 1428, Pennsylvania House Committee on Judiciary, PA, January 2016.