Dr. Hossein Borhani is a Director and leads the West Coast Labor and Employment office. Since joining ERS Group in 1987, Dr. Borhani’s work has included statistical and economic analysis in large class action cases involving claims of discrimination in employment, housing, and mortgage lending. His work has also included analysis of employment issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act, and analysis of pricing issues in antitrust litigation.

Dr. Borhani has testified as an expert witness in court and other judicial settings. He has also presented various research papers at the American Statistical Association and American Economic Association meetings and has published in the Proceedings of the American Statistical Association. Dr. Borhani has taught statistics as an adjunct professor at Florida State University. He has also been a regular guest lecturer in a graduate course on economic and statistical consulting at the Economics Department of Florida State University.

Key Projects

Selected Publications and Speaking Engagements

Provided economic damage calculations to Georgia Legislature for wrongful imprisonment of Clarence Harrison as part of Emory University’s Innocent Project

Provided methodological and statistical review of opposing experts’ reports in Yarborough, et al. v. Lockheed Martin

Investigated promotion patterns in Simon Levy v. FDIC

Designed computer based monitoring system for the Budget Finance Corporation for statistical analyses and forecasts of loan prices

Designed and built a stipulated common database for both parties in Adbullah et al., v. The Coca-Cola Company

Evaluated and priced the class members’ stock options using Black-Scholes formula as part of an economic damage calculation

Provided numerous statistical analyses and reports in Wage and Hour matters

"Pay Equity, Gender Gap, and Publicly Available Data," The OFCCP Digest, Vol 4, Issue 5, 2014.

“OFCCP’s Impact Ratio Analysis (IRA) - Can it be Improved?” The OFCCP Digest, Vol 4, Issue 4, 2014.

“2010 EEO Tabulation:  A Quick Peek Under the Hood,” The OFCCP Digest, Vol 3, Issue 9, 2013.

“Why It Pays to Collect Data Beyond What OFCCP Requires,” The OFCCP Digest, Vol 3, Issue 4, 2013.

“RIFS:  How to do it Right and Why Ricci May Affect Internal Reviews and Impact Layoffs,” Panel Presentation, 29th Annual California Bar Labor Law Meeting, October, 2011.

“Use of Exact and Asymptotic Tests in Labor Discrimination Cases” Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, 1994.

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Contact Information


655 Montgomery Street

Suite 490

San Francisco, CA 94111


Direct: 415.500.4600

Office: 415.500.4577

B.A., Tehran College of Insurance

M.S., Florida State University, Economics

Ph.D., Florida State University, Economics

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