Kyla Wethli consults on a range of economic, financial, and statistical issues, with a focus on securities litigation and executive compensation. Ms. Wethli also has experience with bankruptcy, breach of contract, structured finance, defamation, and general damages matters. Her expertise spans multiple industries, including consumer goods, financial institutions, high tech, materials and commodities, and pharmaceuticals. Ms. Wethli supports attorneys and experts in all phases of litigation, including discovery, class certification, motion practice, and merits, as well as at trial.
Ms. Wethli has extensive experience with securities cases at both the class certification and merits stage. She has worked on several high-profile matters notable for the size of the exposure or the litigation outcome. Ms. Wethli frequently analyzes issues related to price impact, loss causation, damages, and market efficiency. She has also addressed matters involving alleged market manipulation in equity and fixed income markets.
Executive compensation and corporate governance
Ms. Wethli has wide-ranging experience analyzing the value and design of executive compensation, including incentive compensation, clawbacks, deferred compensation, and change-in-control provisions. She has evaluated executive trading behavior and the use of Rule 10b5-1 plans in the context of insider trading allegations, including numerous securities cases alleging informed trading by insiders as evidence of scienter. Ms. Wethli has also undertaken valuations of but-for compensation in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and valued alleged lost income in labor disputes.
Before joining Cornerstone Research, Ms. Wethli worked at the World Bank and Her Majesty’s Treasury, London.