Chiara Trabucchi’s (she/her) areas of expertise are corporate finance and economics. As a Principal with Industrial Economics, Incorporated, Chiara is a nationally recognized expert in financial assurance and the design of financial settlement frameworks tailored for the protection of the public trust.
An expert in evaluating the financial integrity of business, non-profit, and governmental organizations, Chiara has 30 years of consulting experience in assessing financial damages arising from mass torts and class action matters, lost profits, disgorgement, property diminution, economic benefit of noncompliance, fraudulent conveyance, and natural resource injuries. As a consultant to public- and private-sector clients, including litigators and in-house counsel, she regularly applies her expertise in the context of rigorous verification and auditing standards. Her recent work involves the monetization of financial consequences associated with Carbon Capture and Underground Storage (CCUS).
Chiara has been qualified as an expert in financial management design and implementation of trusts to fund organizations in perpetuity by the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. She has testified in numerous forums on issues related to financial settlements for large-scale environmental damages. Chiara served as an invited expert on design considerations for financial risk management before the U.S. Federal Interagency Task Force on Carbon Capture and Storage, as well as an invited expert before the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. She has testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, as well as before the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. She serves on several multi-stakeholder panels addressing the implications of financial assurance requirements on new and emerging technologies for climate change. She has authored articles in peer-reviewed journals on issues related to financial assurance, environmental disclosure requirements, environmental risk management, and the valuation of financial consequences arising from natural disasters and catastrophic events.