Cornerstone Research Promotes Four to Principal in Boston, Chicago, and New York


Economic and financial consulting firm advances Bevan, Doyle, Lazur, and Shakotko.

San Francisco—Cornerstone Research, a leading provider of economic and financial consulting and expert testimony, has announced the promotion of four senior staff to principal: Peter BevanJoseph B. “J.B.” DoyleHeather Lazur, and Anna Shakotko.

“It’s a pleasure to announce the advancement of these remarkable colleagues,” said Michael E. Burton, Cornerstone Research’s president and CEO. “In delivering superb work, setting high standards, and fostering collaboration and teamwork, they embody and uphold our firm’s core values.”

“In delivering superb work, setting high standards, and fostering collaboration and teamwork, these remarkable colleagues embody and uphold our firm’s core values,” said Michael E. Burton, Cornerstone Research’s president and CEO.

  • Peter Bevan applies his financial expertise to complex market settings and to the statistical analysis of proprietary big data. Mr. Bevan has more than a decade of experience with financial institutions, structured finance, asset management, market microstructure, and valuation. He addresses issues related to mutual funds and hedge funds, securities, and residential mortgage-backed securities. Mr. Bevan is based in Chicago.
  • Joseph B. “J.B.” Doyle consults on litigation and regulatory matters related to financial institutions and securities. He has extensive experience with advanced statistical modeling and large datasets. Dr. Doyle has presented to regulators, and works with clients in all stages of commercial litigation, including class certification, affirmative and rebuttal reports, depositions, arbitration, and trial. He is based in Boston.
  • Heather Lazur specializes in cases involving a range of economic and financial issues and instruments, including securities class actions, and cases involving investment performance and strategy, valuation, mutual funds, and mortgage-backed securities. Ms. Lazur addresses class certification, market efficiency, loss causation, and damages, as well as Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) matters and government investigations. She is based in Boston.
  • Anna Shakotko focuses on product liability, trade, and intellectual property disputes. She has over a decade of experience providing economic analysis in all stages of litigation, including motion practice, trials, arbitration, and settlement negotiations. Ms. Shakotko works on cases across numerous industries, with particular expertise in consumer goods, agricultural products, and technology markets. She is based in New York.
  • Chicago

Peter Bevan


  • Boston

Joseph B. “J.B.” Doyle

Principal Specialist, Applied Research Center

  • Boston

Heather B. Lazur


  • Silicon Valley

Anna Shakotko

Vice President


Jason Milch
Terri Viera
Cornerstone Research