Peter D. Easton

Notre Dame Alumni Professor of Accountancy,
Academic Director, Center for Accounting Research and Education, Mendoza College of Business,
University of Notre Dame

Peter Easton is an expert on corporate valuation and financial statement analysis. Professor Easton has extensive experience with issues involving loss causation, valuation, and damages, and particular expertise in Rule 10b-5 securities class actions and merger-related litigation. He has served as an expert in a range of matters, including before the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Delaware Court of Chancery, and the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York. Professor Easton has testified in deposition, at trial, and at arbitration, across industries such as energy and commodities, financial services, high tech, and professional services.

Professor Easton has coauthored four reference books, including Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation and Financial Accounting for MBAs. He has published numerous articles on finance and accounting topics. Professor Easton has also served as editor or associate editor of leading accounting journals, including Accounting and Finance; the Journal of Business, Finance, and Accounting; and the Review of Accounting Studies.

Professor Easton has been recognized with awards for excellence in thought leadership, research, and teaching. An educator with several decades of experience, he has taught courses on valuation and financial accounting at various international universities. In addition to his appointment at the University of Notre Dame, Professor Easton serves as Distinguished Professor at the Limperg Institute in the Netherlands. He has also held faculty positions at The Ohio State University, Macquarie University in Australia, and the University of Chicago, among others.