Labor and Employment
Josefina V. Tranfa-Abboud Ph.D. is a Principal in the Litigation and Corporate Financial Advisory Services Group at Marks Paneth & Shron LLP. Dr. Tranfa-Abboud has extensive experience in economic analysis related to labor and employment disputes, as well as commercial disputes involving claims of breach of contract and business interruption. Dr. Tranfa-Abboud provides research, statistical analysis and damages analysis and also serves as an expert witness for both plaintiffs and defendants. Dr. Tranfa-Abboud also provides consulting services in transfer pricing, as well as other areas of economic analysis.
Before joining Marks Paneth & Shron, she was a senior economist for an economic consulting services firm in New York City and was responsible for consulting services and analysis in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, mass torts and commercial revenue forecasting. She also served as a research economist for ERS Group, a nationally recognized labor and employment consulting firm, in Washington, DC and Tallahassee, Florida. At ERS Group, Dr. Tranfa-Abboud was responsible for the design and implementation of economic modeling in complex employment discrimination disputes.
Prior to her arrival to the United States, Dr. Tranfa-Abboud was an advisor to the Chief of the Central Budget Office in the Venezuelan government. She provided consulting services to the Commission for the Reduction of Public Expenditure, a committee appointed by the President of Venezuela, and also served as an economic advisor to the Central Planning Office of Venezuela. Dr. Tranfa-Abboud was also a member of that government's privatization committee, which was charged with providing analysis and support for the process of restructuring public enterprises such as aluminum and steel plants, which were later privatized.
Dr. Tranfa-Abboud holds a Ph.D. in economics from Florida State University and a BS in Economics from Universidad Central de Venezuela. Her academic experience includes teaching quantitative methods and econometrics at the doctoral level at Rutgers University. She has also taught at Florida State University and at the Universidad Central de Venezuela. In addition to English, she is also fluent in Spanish and Italian, her native languages.
A member of both the American Economic Association and the National Association of Forensic Economics, Dr. Tranfa-Abboud has been published in the Journal of Forensic Economics. She is based in Marks Paneth & Shron's midtown Manhattan headquarters.