Cornerstone Research Announces Promotions to Vice President and Principal


Economic and financial consulting firm advances Sara E. Gilley in Chicago and Shaama Pandya in Washington, DC.

Chicago, Ill., and Washington, DC—Cornerstone Research, a leading provider of economic and financial consulting and expert testimony, announced today the promotions of two staff members: Sara E. Gilley to vice president and Shaama Pandya to principal.

Sara and Shaama have demonstrated strong leadership and exemplary work on a multitude of high-profile finance-related matters.

“Both Sara and Shaama began their careers at Cornerstone Research,” said the firm’s president and CEO Michael E. Burton. “During that time, they have made meaningful contributions to our finance-related practices through their strong leadership and exemplary work on a multitude of high-profile matters.”

  • Sara E. Gilley focuses on securities and white collar litigation. Based in the Chicago office, she consults on economic and financial issues that arise in federal class actions, corporate investigations, and government enforcement activity. A noted expert on SEC enforcement, Ms. Gilley manages the firm’s research in this area, which has been cited in the Financial TimesForbes, and the New York Times DealBook. She graduated from Tulane University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
  • Shaama Pandya specializes in securities litigation and consumer finance. She has worked on several significant securities matters involving domestic and foreign corporations, and has addressed a wide range of issues including market efficiency, liability, and damages. Ms. Pandya has worked on regulatory and litigation matters in consumer finance, and consults to financial institutions on class certification and consumer remediation issues. A graduate of Duke University, Ms. Pandya holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. She is based in Washington, DC.
  • Chicago

Sara E. Gilley

Vice President

  • Washington

Shaama Pandya

Vice President


Jason Milch
Terri Viera
Cornerstone Research

About Cornerstone Research

Cornerstone Research provides economic and financial consulting and expert testimony in all phases of complex litigation and regulatory proceedings. The firm works with an extensive network of prominent faculty and industry practitioners to identify the best-qualified expert for each assignment. Cornerstone Research has earned a reputation for consistent high quality and effectiveness by delivering rigorous, state-of-the-art analysis for over 25 years. The firm has 700 staff and offices in Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Washington.