Commercial Property Loss
Property Value Diminution
Valuation of the Environment and Natural Resources
Natural Resource Damages/NRDA Support
Regulatory and Public Policy Analysis
Antitrust & Competition
Data Management and Analytics
M.S., Agricultural and Resource Economics - University of California, Davis
B.S., Managerial Economics - University of California, Davis
Ryan Stifter leads quantitative economic research and analysis into issues arising in litigation, insurance claims, environmental regulation and enforcement, natural resource management, and business decisions affected by contingent liabilities. He holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in applied economics fields. Over the past 15 years, Ryan has contributed to, managed, and led numerous economic consulting studies.
Mr. Stifter regularly provides privileged consulting and expert testimony for attorneys involved with commercial, environmental, and toxic tort litigation. Ryan’s expertise is applying microeconomics, econometrics, valuation methods, and statistics to evaluate liability and causation, quantify impact, and determine appropriate compensatory damages. His experience encompasses a wide variety of issues: diminution of property values; business torts (breach of contract, trade secrets, fraud, unfair competition, product defect); commercial property damage (business disruption, competitive disadvantage, cargo losses); natural resource damages (NRD); environmental enforcement; property rights; bodily injury/wrongful death; class certification issues; antitrust and competition; and discriminatory practices.
Mr. Stifter’s expert opinions have been offered on behalf of both defendant and plaintiff parties through written, deposition, and trial testimony.
Mr. Stifter has extensive experience supporting parties responsible for NRD recoverable under the OPA, CERCLA, and state laws. Ryan’s expertise includes assessment study design, management, and application of econometric modeling and non-market valuation methods to quantify injury and determine appropriate compensation for natural resource benefits lost or impaired by hazardous substances. Outside the NRDA process, he supports loss control and transaction valuation by quantifying environmental liabilities contingent on regulation or legal action.
Since joining Roux, Mr. Stifter began directly supporting insurance claims valuation, including assessing the reasonableness of underlying legal settlements, and as well as the underwriting process through risk exposure estimation and forecasting.
Mr. Stifter often supports the regulated community ascertain and evaluate the costs and benefits associated with proposed regulations governing the quality, impairment, use, and allocation of air, water, land, habitats, and species. Additionally, Ryan helps stakeholders in the natural resource permitting, planning, operations, and management decision process by quantifying economic values and impacts of project alternatives.
Arrow Electronics, Inc. v. Aetna Casualty & Surety Company n/k/a Travelers Casualty & Surety Company a/k/a St. Paul Travelers and Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, United States District Court, For the Central District of California, Case No. 2:17-CV-05247-JFW-JEM. Expert Report (2020).
The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University v. Agilent Technologies, Inc., and HP Inc., United States District Court Northern District of California, San Francisco Division, Case No. 3:18-CV-01199 VC. Expert Report (2020).
Certain Underwriters at Lloyds of London Subscribing to Policy No. B0799MC029630k v. Pero Family Farm Food Co., Ltd., United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Case No. 9:18-cv-81680-RLR. Expert Report (2019). Deposition (2020).
Paisley v. A.W. Chesterton Company et al., In the Third Circuit Court, Third Judicial Court, Madison County, Illinois, Case No. 19 L 508. Expert Report (2019).
Agrigenetics, Inc. v. Semillas Papalotla, S.A. de C.V., United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Case No. 1:20-cv-429. Expert Report (2019).
Bloomfield Vineyards et al. v. BNSF Railway et al., Superior Court of California for the County of Contra Costa, Case No. MSC18-00058. Mediation (2019).
Confidential Matter involving Clean Water Act violations, United States District Court, Eastern District of California. Expert Report (2018).
Ira A. Adams, et al. v. State of California, acting by and through the Department of Fish & Game (2018) (Individuals Phase) Superior Court of California, County of Plumas, Case No. CV09-00065, Deposition Testimony, Trial Testimony, Jury Verdict.
Ira A. Adams, et al. v. State of California, acting by and through the Department of Fish & Game (2015) (City of Portola Phase) Superior Court of California, County of Plumas, Case No. CV09-00065, Deposition Testimony, Trial Testimony, Jury Verdict.