Nicholas D. Yavorsky



  • Los Angeles


Nick Yavorsky focuses on complex securities, financial institutions, and corporate transaction disputes. He provides accounting, valuation, and damages analyses to clients through all phases of litigation. His experience spans a range of topics, such as the financial crisis, failed financial institutions, financial accounting restatements, bankruptcy, due diligence, and public stock offerings.

Securities class actions

Mr. Yavorsky has consulted on dozens of Rule 10b-5 and Section 11 class actions to address class certification, loss causation, materiality, price impact, and damages claims.

  • Developed causation analyses to refute allegations of financial misconduct
  • Performed forensic accounting analyses in the context of securities damages
  • Worked on several disputes over a target company’s resistance to an acquisition proposal and other activist shareholder actions
  • Analyzed issues involving debt securities, equity securities, and various other financial instruments
Financial institutions and real estate

Mr. Yavorsky works on a variety of matters involving mortgage-backed securities, subprime lenders, credit card issuers, banks, hedge funds, investment banks, broker-dealers, and private equity firms. He has consulted on many failed financial institution matters, including cases brought by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Securities and Exchange Commission. He has also analyzed loan loss reporting and allowances, impact of the financial crisis on banks’ loan portfolios, valuation, solvency, loss causation, and damages.

Press Release

Large Corporate Bankruptcy Filings Continue to Decrease through First Half of 2022


Trends in Large Corporate Bankruptcy and Financial Distress—Midyear 2022 Update


Trends in Large Corporate Bankruptcy and Financial Distress


Trends in Large Corporate Bankruptcy and Financial Distress—Midyear 2021 Update


Cornerstone Research Experts in Focus: Mark Garmaise


Approved Claims Rates in Securities Class Actions: Evidence from 2015–2018 Rule 10b-5 Settlements

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Cornerstone Research Announces Senior Staff Promotions to Principal


Rebuttal of Bond Market Efficiency