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Dr. Aharonian has extensive consulting and research experience with financial issues involving securities pricing, business valuation, risk management, capital markets, and corporate finance.

During his tenure at Brattle, he has led teams providing economic analysis in high profile domestic and international disputes stemming from the financial crisis, in complex tax transactions on behalf of both taxpayers and the government, and has supported settlement negotiations and testimony in securities class actions and other commercial litigations.

In Canada, he has supported testimony before provincial and federal regulators, including co-authoring a report for the Canadian Transportation Agency on cost of capital methodology in 2010. More recently, Dr. Aharonian has provided expert testimony on damages and irreparable harm in U.S. Superior and Circuit Courts.

Testimony

Judy Mesirov, derivatively v. Enbridge Energy Company Inc., et al. (Delaware Chancery Court, C.A. No.11314-VCS). Expert Report of Matthew O’Loughlin and Matthew Aharonian. Submitted expert report on behalf of Plaintiffs concerning the value of pipeline assets received in a transaction, along with the value of the consideration that was paid in exchange (equity units with imbedded options/features). (October 1, 2018)

October 1, 2018

GrowthQuest Capital Inc. v. Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft (Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Court
File No.: CV-16-566618-00CP) & Chandler v. Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft (Quebec Superior Court,
S.C. No.: 500-06-000838-173).
Submitted expert report on behalf of Plaintiffs concerning tests of market efficiency and damages methodology in the context of securities class actions. (November 23, 2017)

November 23, 2017

Telecom Association, Petitioner, v. Federal Communications Commission and the United States of
America, Respondents, Case No. 15-1063 (and consolidated cases). United States Court for the District of Columbia Circuit. Declaration of William P. Zarakas and Matthew Aharonian,
evaluating allegations of irreparable harm from the FCC’s decision to regulate broadband services under common carrier designation. (May 22, 2015)

May 22, 2015

Askenazy et al. v. Tremont. Group Holdings et al., No. 10-04801-BLS2 (Massachusetts Superior Court). Expert Report of Matthew Aharonian and Lynda Borucki. Submitted expert report on damages to investors from losses caused by imprudent management of fund portfolios connected to the Madoff fraud. (January 24, 2014)

January 24, 2014

Review of Regulatory Cost of Capital Methodologies, with Michael J. Vilbert and Bente Villadsen.
Prepared for the Canadian Transportation Agency. (September 2010)

September 2010
Publications
News & Events
January 31, 2018
Matthew Aharonian to Participate in The Knowledge Group Webinar on Securities Litigation

Brattle Senior Associate Matthew Aharonian will participate in The Knowledge Group’s webinar, “Securities Litigation: Defense Strategies in 2018 and Beyond,” taking place January 31, 2018 from 12:00 – 1:30 pm (EST).

November 15, 2017
Matthew Aharonian to Present on The Knowledge's Group's Webinar on Securities Class Actions

Brattle Senior Associate Matthew Aharonian will participate on The Knowledge Group’s webinar, “Securities Class Actions: Trends & Developments in 2017 & Beyond,” taking place November 15, 2017 from 12-2 pm EST.

August 04, 2017
Matthew Aharonian to Present on The Knowledge Group’s Webinar on New Debt-Equity Regulations

Brattle Senior Associate Matthew Aharonian will present on The Knowledge Group’s webinar, “Understanding the Impact and Implications of the New Debt-Equity Regulations,” taking place August 4, 2017 from 3-4 pm EST.

September 06, 2016
Matthew Aharonian to Discuss Halliburton II and the Price Impact Rule at The Knowledge Group’s Webinar

Brattle Senior Associate Matthew Aharonian will present during The Knowledge Group’s webinar, “Halliburton II and the Price Impact Rule: Impact on Securities Class Actions,” taking place September 6, 2016 from 12:00-2:00 pm EST.

April 20, 2016
Matthew Aharonian to Present Webinar on Halliburton II and the Price Impact Rule Decision

Brattle Senior Associate Matthew Aharonian will participate in The Knowledge Group’s webinar, “Halliburton II and the Price Impact Rule Decision: Then & Now,” taking place April 20, 2016 from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST.

December 23, 2015
Brattle Economists Author Law360 Article Examining Methodology Findings in Halliburton Class Decision

Brattle Principals Torben Voetmann and Paul Hinton and Senior Associate Matthew Aharonian recently co-authored an article published on Law360, “Battle of the Experts: The Focus on Event Studies in Class Certification.”