Expertise DescriptionI have over 30 years in Finance with expertise in Corporate Governance. My expertise includes: valuation of high risk technology companies; litigation arising in the context of M&A and other corporate transactions; governance aspects of the subprime crisis; corporate governance and executive compensation; and management compensation and option incentive plans. I have more than 15 years expert witness experience.
Areas of Expertise
I am a recognized national expert on corporate finance and securities litigation. I led a group of distinguished financial economists in submitting an amici curiae brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in a case, in which The Court, in a 6-3 decision by Chief Justice Roberts, reaffirmed that investor securities-fraud claims can invoke a market-wide presumption of reliance. The high court noted our brief in their decision and concurred with our opinion.
I have advised senior rule-makers and staff attorneys at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Department of Treasury, U.S. Federal Trade Commission, U.S. Department of Justice, and U.S. Federal Reserve Bank on corporate governance and litigation. Recently, I gave a talk to the general membership of the Council of Institutional Investors (audience of about 500 hedge fund managers, pension fund managers, and mutual fund managers) on executive compensation, corporate governance and litigation.
I am currently the Provost Professor of Finance at the School of Business at a public university. I have also served as a Visiting Professor of Economics at Princeton University and a Visiting Associate Professor of Finance at a private University. I have served as an Economic Fellow at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and I am the Founding Director of a Securities Analysis & Valuation Center at the public University.
I have extensive experience regarding valuation implications of breach of contract on corporations. I have submitted several amici curiae briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court on class-action litigation; these briefs have been cited in the high court’s decision.