Gregory R. Attiyeh, Ph.D.
- Senior Managing Director
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- B.A., Economics, University of California, Los Angeles
- M.S., Engineering Economic Systems, Stanford University
- Ph.D., Economics, University of Arizona
- American Society of Appraisers
- Expert Testimony
- Private Equity Advisory
- Restructuring / Turnaround Services
- Telecom, Media & Technology (TMT)
Gregory M. Attiyeh, Ph.D. is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in San Francisco. He is a member of the Telecom, Media & Technology industry practice within the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment.
Dr. Attiyeh has over 20 years of experience, working extensively in the areas of valuation, business due diligence, spectrum auctions and market analysis in the context of business strategy and improvement, litigation and transactions in the wireless and fixed line sectors. His range of expertise also includes business plan development, econometrics and game theory.
Dr. Attiyeh has worked extensively providing end-to-end spectrum auction support and related services for wireless carriers in the U.S. and internationally. His team’s auction consulting services include bid strategy, software development, data analytics, war room management, valuation and regulatory support. He is currently advising a major communications provider in the U.S. broadcast television incentive auction and most recently has advised an incumbent mobile operator in the Canadian AWS-3 and 2.5 GHz auctions and a U.S. satellite provider in the AWS-3 auction. Since 2010, Dr. Attiyeh has also advised national mobile operators in 3G and 4G spectrum auctions in Germany, India, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Greece, the Netherlands, Colombia and Austria.
Dr. Attiyeh’s litigation experience at FTI Consulting includes financial damages, valuation and market analysis for wireless, local, long distance and broadband internet providers. Recent cases include managing the valuation of multiple wireless market operations in the Cellular Telephone Partnership Litigation, AT&T Mobility Wireless Operations; valuation of wireless spectrum assets in ACP Master Ltd., Aurelius Capital Master Ltd. vs. Sprint Corporation et. al; valuation analysis of the shares of DirecTV in Merion Capital vs. DirecTV; valuation for a U.S. regional mobile operator in B&L Cellular et al vs. United States Cellular; and a valuation of a southwestern U.S. mobile operator in Cricket Communications, Inc. vs. Flat Wireless LLC.
Dr. Attiyeh’s telecommunications due diligence and restructuring experience includes creditor- and debtor-side engagements for numerous wireless and local exchange providers, including competitive local exchange carriers, incumbent local exchange carriers and long distance companies. He has worked on multiple due diligence and restructuring engagements internationally for cellular operators in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Mexico, India and the EMEA region.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Dr. Attiyeh was a Senior Economist in the Telecommunications practice of the Law & Economics Consulting Group (“LECG”), providing regulatory and litigation support services, primarily to regional Bell companies. The main areas of focus was on assessing financial and competitive impacts of i) the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and FCC’s order to open local exchange markets to competition, ii) regulatory delay of incumbent Bell company entry into long distance services, and iii) telecommunications deregulation in Canada.
Prior to LECG, Dr. Attiyeh worked with a specialized team providing demand forecasts and database marketing analytics as a Senior Analyst at Bell Labs and in the Consumer Long Distance division of AT&T. Key areas of responsibility included econometric modeling to identify customers vulnerable to switching to competitors and testing customer responsiveness to new offers and promotions.
Dr. Attiyeh holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles, an M.S. in Engineering Economics Systems from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Economics from University of Arizona. Dr. Attiyeh successfully completed the required coursework and examinations to become a candidate member of the American Society of Appraisers.