Cornerstone Research Announces Promotions to Principal 2020

Economic and financial consulting firm advances Han, Kelly, Lindh, and Michelozzi to principal.

San Francisco—Cornerstone Research, a leading provider of economic and financial consulting and expert testimony, has announced the promotions of four staff members to principal: Marcelo Han, Laura Kelly, Michael Lindh, and Lorenzo Michelozzi.

These newly promoted principals exemplify the leadership, expertise, and commitment to quality that our clients and experts rely on. We congratulate them on this well-deserved recognition.

More information about the firm’s new principals appears below.

Marcelo Han applies sophisticated expertise in financial statement analysis, valuation, and econometrics to cases in a range of industries, notably consumer products, financial institutions, and technology. Mr. Han has led cases analyzing issues in M&A; asset management, including hedge funds, mutual funds, private equity, and venture capital; and bankruptcy. In addition, he consults on content for the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) examination, a leading global certification for risk managers. Mr. Han is based in Los Angeles.

Laura Kelly is a chartered financial analyst who focuses on complex matters related to securities class actions, financial institutions, market manipulation, and valuation. Ms. Kelly’s securities experience includes analyzing issues related to price impact, loss causation, and damages. In cases of alleged market manipulation, she has evaluated money markets and derivatives data. She has also analyzed the value of loan guarantees and employee stock options. Ms. Kelly is based in Washington.

Michael Lindh conducts economic and financial analysis in matters involving securities and financial institutions. Mr. Lindh has extensive experience with complex, proprietary financial data. He has addressed class certification, loss causation, and damages issues in securities matters, and consulted on multiple cases related to financial institutions. His industry experience includes financial services, media and entertainment, real estate, and technology. Mr. Lindh is based in San Francisco.

Lorenzo Michelozzi applies economics and marketing expertise to merger reviews, data privacy matters, and intellectual property disputes. Dr. Michelozzi has consulted on the competitive effects of mergers in high-profile matters involving telecommunications and healthcare. He has extensive expertise with class certification issues arising in alleged data breaches and data privacy matters. He has also analyzed issues related to online advertising and the valuation of intangible assets. Dr. Michelozzi is based in Washington.

“These newly promoted principals exemplify the leadership, expertise, and commitment to quality that our clients and experts rely on,” said Yesim Richardson, Cornerstone Research’s president. “Not only have all four embraced new and challenging responsibilities, they have also mentored many colleagues and helped strengthen our firm’s supportive culture. We congratulate them on this well-deserved recognition.”

  • Los Angeles

Marcelo Han


  • Washington

Laura Kelly


  • San Francisco

Michael Lindh


  • Washington

Lorenzo Michelozzi



Elisabeth Gaubinger
Cornerstone Research