William G. Hamm
(1983) – William G. Hamm is a Director of Berkeley Research Group, LLC – an international consulting firm that provides sophisticated economic, finance, and analytical advice to major law firms, Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies, and regulatory bodies around the world.
An expert in banking and financial institutions, he has been the executive vice-president/chief operating officer of an AAA-rated $50 billion bank. He has also run a $1.5 billion payment processing and customer service operation for an S&P 500 company.
Prior to entering the private sector, Dr. Hamm headed the non-partisan Legislative Analyst’s Office in California, where he earned a nationwide reputation for objectivity, expertise and credibility on public policy issues ranging from taxation to healthcare. In addition, he spent eight years in the Executive Office of the President in Washington, DC, where he headed a division of OMB responsible for analyzing the programs and budgets of the Department of Labor, HUD, the Veterans Administration, and numerous other federal agencies.
As a consultant, Dr. Hamm specializes in helping courts, legislative bodies, and the public develop a better understanding of complex economic and public policy issues. He assists businesses and public agencies analyze existing and proposed government policies, develop sound policy alternatives, and communicate the results to decision-makers. He is also recognized as an effective expert witness who can clarify complex litigation issues.
Dr. Hamm is a Managing Director of LECG, LLC – an international economics consulting firm with offices throughout the United States and in Canada, South America, Europe, and Pacific Asia. He coordinates LECG’s public policy practice, and is a member of the firm’s Executive Management Team.
Dr. Hamm has a BA from Dartmouth College and a PhD in economics from the University of Michigan. His doctoral dissertation is titled, “Wage Determination in Public Utilities.” He is a member of the American Economics Association and the American Law and Economics Association, a Fellow of the National Academy for Public Administration, and a founding principal of the Council for Excellence in Government.