- Economic consulting firm, Georgetown Economic Services
(GES), announced that effective June 3, 2009, Dr. Patrick J. Magrath stepped down as the firm's Managing Director. Dr. Magrath helped to found GES, a subsidiary of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, in 1985 to provide analytical support to organizations facing challenges in the areas of international trade, antitrust, environmental regulation, and commercial litigation. He will continue to work with GES on a part-time basis as a consultant. Dr. Magrath is succeeded by Michael T. Kerwin, who has enjoyed a 16 year tenure with the firm and currently serves as an Assistant Director.
"We are delighted to promote Mike Kerwin to Director of Georgetown Economic Services," said David Hartquist, chairman of Kelley Drye's International Trade practice group. "Mike has vast experience in economic analysis and is a vital part of the GES team. He will do a great job carrying on the responsibilities Pat Magrath held for 25 years."
With a long and highly successful record in complex international trade and other issues, Mr. Kerwin has worked in furtherance of client interests before various agencies of the federal government, including the U.S. International Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Customs Service, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and the U.S. Court of International Trade.
His work encompasses investigation and interpretation in the areas of international trade, corporate finance, foreign currency exchange, market analysis, pricing, channels of distribution, and manufacturing processes. He is experienced in acting as an advocate in both written pleadings and oral testimony for clients in a variety of industries, including specialty steel, non-ferrous metals, pipe and fittings, agricultural commodities, processed food products, chemicals, and consumer electronics.
"I have had the good fortune of working with Pat since 1993, benefiting from his extensive experience," explained Mr. Kerwin. "I look forward to building on his legacy of success and helping to provide the highest caliber of analytical support on behalf of our clients' interests."
Georgetown Economic Services (GES) is an economic consulting firm that provides analytical support to organizations facing challenges in the areas of international trade, antitrust, environmental regulation, and commercial litigation. A subsidiary of Kelley Drye & Warren, GES works with Kelley Drye attorneys, as well as other law firms and organizations, to identify issues, shape technical positions, and build and strengthen arguments in the context of litigation. GES also works with trade associations and individual corporate clients to provide information on developments and trends in industries and markets, such as foreign and U.S. market research, international trade data, and economic indicators.
GES professionals include economists, accountants, analysts, and programmers with backgrounds in business and U.S. government agencies, including the Department of Commerce, U.S. Federal Trade Commission, U.S. International Trade Commission, U.S. General Accounting Office, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of Energy, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and the Department of Labor.