Featured Practice Experts
Our extensive network includes top experts from academia and industry.
Mark J. Garmaise
Professor of Finance,
UCLA Anderson School of Management,
University of California, Los Angeles
Jennifer S. Conrad
Dalton L. McMichael Sr. Distinguished Professor of Finance,
Kenan-Flagler Business School,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
David C. Smith
Virginia Bankers Association Eminent Professor,
McIntire School of Commerce,
University of Virginia
Steven R. Grenadier
William F. Sharpe Professor of Financial Economics,
Stanford Graduate School of Business;
Senior Advisor, Cornerstone Research
Paul A. Gompers
Eugene Holman Professor of Business Administration,
Harvard Business School,
Professor and Willis H. Booth Chair in Banking and Finance,
Haas School of Business,
University of California, Berkeley
Amy P. Hutton
Professor of Business Administration,
Carroll School of Management,
Douglas J. Skinner
Sidney Davidson Distinguished Service Professor of Accounting,
Deputy Dean for Faculty,
University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Cornerstone Research provides rigorous financial and statistical analysis and expert testimony in all phases of Rule 10b-5 and Section 11 matters. Drawing on decades of academic research and practical experience on security price formation, we have developed innovative approaches to evaluating alternative damages scenarios.
We analyze market efficiency, price impact, potential damages methodologies, trading behavior (including use of Rule 10b5-1 plans), and reliance by class members. Cornerstone Research staff and affiliated experts consistently have defined leading analytical methods relating to class certification in cases across a wide range of industries and securities.
We work with clients in litigation and regulatory matters spanning the full spectrum of fixed income securities, and interest rate and credit derivatives. With expertise in all major transaction types and markets, our staff and experts address a broad range of issues related to:
- Pricing and valuation
- Investment and risk management
- Bond event studies and market efficiency
- Suitability and disclosure adequacy
- Credit ratings and default
- Alleged market manipulation and collusive trading practices
We provide consulting and expert testimony in securities fraud trials, supporting attorneys to develop effective litigation strategies. Our analyses have been cited in trial verdicts, summary judgment decisions, and Daubert challenges.
Cornerstone Research’s recent securities litigation experience includes matters involving securities such as common stock, American Depositary Shares, American Depositary Receipts, fixed income securities, and options. Claims addressed include Rule 10b-5, Section 11, Section 12(a), and insider trading, with allegations relating to accounting and financial reporting, business prospects, company operations, and government investigations and approvals, among others. The matters span many industries including life sciences; healthcare; financial institutions; telecom, media, and entertainment; energy; and manufacturing.
Our staff consultants contribute expertise in economics, finance, accounting, and marketing, as well as business acumen, familiarity with the litigation process, and a commitment to provide outstanding support.
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