Zach Zhiguang Wang


  • Silicon Valley
  • 650.470.7123

Zach Wang provides economic and financial analysis and expert support in all phases of commercial litigation. Dr. Wang’s work focuses on securities class actions and other complex financial litigation. He has analyzed class certification, damages, and loss causation issues, as well as matters involving financial reporting issues.

Selected industry experience
  • Financial institutions, pharmaceuticals, technology, and transportation.
Academic research and presentations
  • “Increased Market Response to Earnings Announcements in the 21st Century: An Empirical Investigation,” with William Beaver and Maureen McNichols, Journal of Accounting and Economics 69, no. 1 (2020).
  • “The Information Content of Earnings Announcements: New Insights from Intertemporal and Cross-Sectional Behavior,” with William Beaver and Maureen McNichols, Review of Accounting Studies 23, no. 1 (2018).
Honors and awards
  • University of Illinois List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Students, 2016–2019
  • University of Illinois Arnold O. Beckman Research Award
Other activities
  • Referee for Contemporary Accounting Research, European Accounting Review, the International Journal of Accounting, and the Review of Accounting Studies
Previous experience
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Citi, New York, NY, and Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Ernst & Young, New York, NY


Professional Affiliations

    • Chartered Financial Analyst