Greg Leonard heads Cornerstone Research’s energy and commodities practice. He has more than ten years of experience assisting clients in complex commercial litigation and regulatory proceedings involving energy, commodities, finance, antitrust, and intellectual property. In the energy and commodity markets, Dr. Leonard has extensive experience in analyzing market manipulation claims, analyzing trading patterns and strategies, valuing trading businesses and portfolios, valuing alleged breaches of contract, evaluating risk management practices, and analyzing the price impacts of alleged wrongful conduct. Dr. Leonard has led consulting projects involving the trading of natural gas, natural gas liquids, liquefied natural gas, crude oil, refined products, agricultural products, electric power, and electric generation capacity on futures exchanges as well as in the over-the-counter market.
In finance Dr. Leonard has provided consulting expertise and support for expert testimony in a wide range of cases involving the valuation of companies and complex portfolios of securities, alleged market timing, the fallout from the recent credit crisis, and the prudence of investment activities. These cases have involved auction rate securities, mutual funds, convertible stock, high-yield bonds, private equity, and treasuries.
On behalf of clients, he has appeared before the enforcement staffs of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Department of Justice.