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Mr. Hinton has over 20 years of experience directing projects and providing expert testimony in securities litigation and enforcement.

Mr. Hinton is an expert on topics in finance, economics, and valuation. His recent case experience includes:

  • Lehman Brothers securities class action litigation regarding alleged disclosure failures in connection with securities offerings prior to and during the financial crisis;
  • Starr v. U.S. case on AIG’s failure and the terms of government assistance, involving the effects of a run in shadow banking on CDO mark-to-market pricing and CDS collateral calls;
  • MF Global UK administration proceeding over the valuation of customer positions and the use of hindsight; and,
  • White Collar cases, providing analysis of patterns of alleged insider trading and mapping financial flows in the investigation of money laundering.

Mr. Hinton’s prior professional experience includes project finance at the London investment bank Morgan Grenfell. His recent publications cover topics including the challenges of regulating HFT, whether mortgage underwriting was to blame for subprime losses; the Olympus accounting scandal, and the causes of bank failures during the credit crisis. He holds an undergraduate degree from Oxford University and a graduate degree from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Publications
Article
The Johnson Conviction and Fallout for Forex Market
December 08, 2017
Andrew Newman, George S. Oldfield, and Paul Hinton
Published on Law360

Brattle Principals Paul Hinton and George Oldfield have co-authored an article on Law360 discussing the use of criminal prosecution to police trading practices in institutional financial markets.

Article
D.C. Circuit Clarifies that SEC Need Not Show Market Impact in Manipulation Cases
December 09, 2015
Published in the ABA's Securities Litigation Journal
Article
Making the Most of Document Analytics
December 01, 2015
Published in Law360
Article
Coscia Verdict Highlights Different Approaches to High-Frequency Trading
November 12, 2015
Published in Practice Points, a publication of the ABA’s Securities Litigation Committee
Article
Big Data’s Big Impact In Financial Investigations
May 28, 2015
Paul Hinton, Mark Sarro, Rand Ghayad, and Kevin Rosenberg
Published on Law360
Presentation
High-Frequency Trading in Litigation
March 26, 2015
Paul Hinton, Pavitra Kumar, and Lauren J. Schreur
Presented to The Knowledge Group
Article
Equity Market Microstructure and the Challenges of Regulating HFT
January 16, 2015
Published in Financier Worldwide
News & Events
December 08, 2017
Brattle Economists Author Law360 Article on Forex Market Fallout Following the Johnson Conviction

Brattle Principals Paul Hinton and George Oldfield have co-authored an article on Law360 discussing the use of criminal prosecution to police trading practices in institutional financial markets.

June 16, 2017
Paul Hinton and Armando Levy to Present at American Bar Association Western Regional CLE Program

Brattle Principals Paul Hinton and Armando Levy will present at the American Bar Association’s (ABA) 4th Annual Western Regional Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Program on Class Actions and Mass Torts, taking place June 16, 2018 in San Francisco, CA.

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.”

December 09, 2015
Brattle Economists Author Article on Proof of Intent in the SEC

Brattle principals Shaun Ledgerwood and Paul Hinton recently authored the article “D.C. Circuit Clarifies that SEC Need Not Show Market Impact in Manipulation Cases” for the American Bar Association’s Securities Litigation Committee.

November 12, 2015
Brattle Economists Comment on Coscia Verdict and Different Approaches to Enforcement in High-Frequency Trading Markets

Brattle principals Paul Hinton and Shaun Ledgerwood have contributed to Practice Points, a publication of the ABA’s Securities Litigation Committee, on the topic of the recent Coscia verdict and enforcement trends in high-frequency trading markets.

June 29, 2015
Paul Hinton to Speak at Practising Law Institute’s Conference on Expert Witnesses

Brattle principal Paul Hinton will present at the upcoming Practising Law Institute (PLI) conference, Expert Witness 2015, taking place June 29, 2015 in New York, NY.

June 16, 2015
Brattle Principal Michael Cragg’s Testimony Contributes to Finding on Government Treatment of AIG

In the recently released decision from the United States Court of Federal Claims, Judge Wheeler sided with Brattle client Starr International Co. Inc., finding that that the Federal Reserve overstepped its authority by taking 79.9 percent of AIG’s equity as a condition of its loan to AIG. This element of the decision echoed testimony of Brattle principal Dr. Michael Cragg, which was restated in the opinion.

May 28, 2015
Brattle Economists Author Law360 Article on the Use of Big Data in Financial Investigations

Brattle principals Paul Hinton and Mark Sarro, associate Rand Ghayad, and Kevin Rosenberg of Lowenstein & Weatherwax recently co-authored an article on Law360, “Big Data’s Big Impact In Financial Investigations,” which describes the challenges in detecting trade-based money laundering (TBML) for financial institutions, other businesses, and law enforcement.

March 26, 2015
Paul Hinton and Pavitra Kumar Present at High-Frequency Trading Litigation Webinar

Brattle principal Paul Hinton and senior associate Pavitra Kumar recently presented in the webinar, “High-Frequency Trading Litigation in 2015,” hosted by The Knowledge Group on March 26, 2015 from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm EST.

January 01, 2015
Article Co-Authored by Paul Hinton and Michael Cragg on Equity Market Microstructure and High Frequency Trading Published in Financier Worldwide

Brattle principals Paul Hinton and Michael Cragg recently co-authored an article for the January 2015 issue of Financier Worldwide that discusses how the technological evolution of the U.S. equity market’s microstructure and competitive forces may have combined to produce this paradox, the implications for market performance, and the dilemma this poses for regulators.

December 02, 2014
Brattle Experts Involved in Closely Watched AIG Case

Last week the record for Starr International Co. Inc. et al. v. U.S. closed after 37 days of trial. This epic case involves the shareholders of American International Group Inc. (AIG) claiming compensation of nearly $50 billion for the U.S. Government’s taking and/or illegally exacting 79.9 percent of shareholders’ equity at the peak of the financial crisis the day after Lehman failed. The team supported the testimony of Brattle principal Michael Cragg who testified over the course of five days.

Personal Interests

Paul is on the Board of GallopNYC, an organization that offers therapeutic horsemanship programs to children and adults with disabilities and special needs. Additional information about the organization and Paul’s involvement is available in this video.