Christopher James has testified extensively in litigation and regulatory matters related to financial institutions, antitrust and competition, securities, and valuation. He has addressed issues involving loss causation, mutual fund pricing, estimation of damages, class certification, and corporate restructurings.
Professor James’s research focuses on financial intermediation, corporate finance, and applied econometrics. He has studied extensively the role of financial institutions in the capital acquisition process, and analyzed the effects of the financial crisis on the availability of bank credit and on the value of structured products. Professor James has held positions at the FDIC and at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He has also consulted to a number of government agencies and corporate entities on issues concerning the valuation of corporate assets, bank management, corporate finance, and real estate–related issues.
Professor James has served on the editorial boards of several scholarly journals, including the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Financial Services Research, and Managerial and Decision Economics. He has published widely in leading journals on credit market conditions, lending practices, mergers and acquisitions, financial institutions’ compensation policies, corporate finance, and mortgage-backed securities. Professor James has received multiple awards for outstanding teaching.
Mortgage Discrimination Case against a Lending Institution
36(b) Mutual Fund Excessive Fee Litigation
Excessive Risk: Corporate and Municipal Bond Funds
Securities and Exchange Commission v. BankAtlantic Bancorp Inc.
Allegations of Excessive Mutual Fund Fees
Securities Class Action Regarding Mutual Fund Performance
In re BP p.l.c. Securities Litigation—June 2016 Ruling
Dr. Ben S. Branch v. Ernst & Young, U.S., et al.
- Mortgage Discrimination Case against a Lending Institution
- 36b Mutual Fund Excessive Fee Litigation
- Excessive Risk: Corporate and Municipal Bond Funds
- Securities and Exchange Commission v. BankAtlantic Bancorp Inc.
- Allegations of Excessive Mutual Fund Fees
- Securities Class Action Regarding Mutual Fund Performance
- In re BP p.l.c. Securities Litigation—June 2016 Ruling
- Dr. Ben S. Branch v. Ernst & Young, U.S., et al.
- Damages Resulting from Investments in CDOs
- Two-Step Merger in Banking Industry
- United States of America v. David A. Stockman et al.
- In re Superior Offshore International, Inc. Securities Litigation
- Biogen Securities Litigation
- Multiple Listing Service Tying Cases
- Metropolitan Creditors’ Trust et al. v. Ernst & Young
- Bunch et al. v. W. R. Grace & Co. et al.
- In re High Fructose Corn Syrup Antitrust Litigation
- High Yield Debt Pricing
- Professional Malpractice
- Reliance on Audited Financial Statements