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Coherent Economics, LLC


At a Glance


“Coherent challenges me to grow each day and become a better version of myself.”

“Our company has great culture, competitive pay, and interesting work.”

“The most valuable aspects at Coherent are the nurturing culture, the strong bond among colleagues, and the overall work atmosphere.”


“As a small firm we are sometimes under-resourced compared to our bigger competitors.”

“It is a young company that is in the beginning stages of building its national reputation.”

“The lead-up to deadlines can involve longer hours than ideal.”

About Coherent Economics, LLC

Coherent Economics is an economic consulting firm that aims to deliver data-driven insights and strategic guidance to businesses, policymakers, and legal professionals. Its clients include such prestigious law firms as Wachtell Lipton, Kirkland & Ellis, and Latham & Watkins, and government entities like the U.S. Department of Justice. The firm is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with locations in Austin and College Station, Texas. The firm’s founder and Chairman is Alan Frankel, and its president is Laurel Van Allen.

With its team of economists and industry experts, the majority of whom possess advanced degrees from top schools, Coherent Economics provides solutions to a diverse set of industries using cutting-edge quantitative techniques and methodologies. Central to the firm’s success is clear communication, with the goal of translating complex economic concepts into practical insights for its clients. The firm’s name is also an acrostic for its values, including C for “Challenge, celebrate, and support each other,” O for “Offer candid, timely, and actionable feedback,” and so on.

Coherent Economics, LLC

1 N. LaSalle Street
Suite 2900
Chicago, IL 60602

Firm Stats

Founder & Chairman: Alan Frankel
President: Laurel Van Allen
Chief Operating Officer: Zach Frankel
2023 Employees (All Locations): 38

Major Office Locations

Chicago, IL
Austin, TX
College Station, TX
Houston, TX

Major Departments & Practices

  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Class Action
  • Securities & Financial Markets
  • Corporate Finance and Valuation
  • Damages
  • Financial Institutions & Payment Systems
  • Financial Technology
  • FinTech and Cryptocurrency
  • Health Economics
  • Bankruptcy
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment
  • Accounting & Tax
  • Corporate Governance
  • Public Policy
  • International Arbitration
  • International Energy