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Dr. Chen Song, Senior Vice President with Nathan Associates, to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Gig Economy, Mobile Apps, and Labor Supply by-Minute Event

Dr. Chen Song, Senior Vice President with Nathan Associates, to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Gig Economy, Mobile Apps, and Labor Supply by-Minute: Applications of Statistics and Economics to Hot Button Issues in Wage and Hour Litigation Live Webcast.

New York, NY, April 16, 2019 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Dr. Chen Song, Senior Vice President with Nathan Associates will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Gig Economy, Mobile Apps, and Labor Supply by-Minute: Applications of Statistics and Economics to Hot Button Issues in Wage and Hour Litigation.” This event is scheduled for Wednesday, May 29, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (ET).

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About Chen Song

Dr. Song is an economist, CFA charter holder, and expert witness. Since receiving her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago, she has provided consulting and expert testimony in single-plaintiff, multiple-plaintiff, and class action discrimination disputes, as well as class action wage and hour disputes. Dr. Song has studied labor market definition and has applied techniques in statistics and econometrics to examine companies’ employment practices: hiring, pay, promotion, termination, reduction in force, executive compensation, and pension benefits. Additionally, Dr. Song has conducted pay equity studies to assist companies with identifying potential gender or minority pay gaps. Dr. Song routinely works with various types of HR, time reporting, and large-scale transactional databases to help counsel with wage and hour class actions concerning unpaid wages, meal and rest break violations, and employee misclassification.

In addition to employment class actions, Dr. Song’s extensive experience in other types of class action litigation matters includes applying complex financial modeling tools, for example stock option valuation, Monte Carlo simulation, event-study in connection with alleged accounting fraud, damages calculations, stress testing, and regression analysis.

Dr. Song maintains a strong affiliation with the academic community. She taught courses on labor economics at the University of California, Irvine, and on financial institutions at California State University, Los Angeles. She currently teaches review courses on risk management for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program.

About Nathan

Nathan is a private international economic and analytics consulting firm that works with government and commercial clients around the globe. Nathan’s practice areas include International Development, Infrastructure Planning and Finance, Litigation & Expert Services, and Advisory Services.

Nathan’s Litigation & Expert Services group provides a full array of forensic, economic and financial analysis, including expert testimony. Nathan’s experts specialize in analysis related to com­mercial disputes, intellectual property, labor and employment, antitrust, and class action damages. Nathan’s staff includes economists, CFAs, and CPAs, skilled in the application of economics, statistics, account­ing, finance and valuation.

Nathan has more than 350 professionals, working from offices in California, Virginia, Boston, Chennai, Delhi, and London.


The evolving nature of work in the United States presents plaintiff, employers and the Courts with a raft of unanswered question about how to apply 20th century wage and hour laws to a 21st century workforce. These changes in employment patterns include:

1. Technology enabled growth in independent contracting,
2. The use of data analytics to enhance scheduling efficiency,
3. The increasing reliance of mobile devices and other technologies that allow worker to be productive outside of the office.

Technology is also directly impacting wage and hour litigation through dramatically enhanced data availability. The pervasiveness and accuracy of various time stamped employee activity data has transformed off-the-clock disputes into a computationally intensive exercise.

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