For more than two decades, Cornerstone Research staff and affiliated experts have provided financial and economic consulting to participants in U.S. and international energy and commodity markets that are involved in litigation or regulatory proceedings. We have been retained in such matters on behalf of investment banks, trading firms, regulated utilities, independent power producers, power marketers, regulatory agencies, coal and gas producers, agricultural commodity producers, and large, vertically integrated petroleum companies.
Cornerstone Research combines energy and commodities experience with expertise in antitrust, valuation, securities, class certification, and intellectual property litigation matters. Drawing on this range of expertise, we apply financial and economic analysis to issues that arise with increasing frequency in today’s changing energy and commodities markets, including those related to allegations of market manipulation and price fixing, breach of contract, merger reviews, trading disputes, asset valuation, environmental impact, and market design.
Market manipulation claims are increasingly common as the trading and marketing arms of energy and commodities firms face greater scrutiny from government regulators and private plaintiffs. Litigants and regulators have alleged market manipulation through trading strategies, the operation of physical assets, and the reporting of prices to trade publications. Cornerstone Research has been involved in many of the highest-profile market manipulation investigations in the energy industry, bringing a multidisciplinary approach grounded in economics and finance.
The following links provide examples of our experience in energy and commodities matters. For additional case examples, please click on the Experience link above.
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