Financial Institutions
Overview
Engagements
Experts
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The Brattle Group is often called upon to provide expert testimony, analyses, and financial economic consulting in litigation and regulatory matters concerning a wide range of financial matters.

Our engagements have addressed issues related to capital requirements, due diligence, structured finance, risk management, asset valuation, mortgage proposals, pricing of services, profitability, cost of capital, and leasing. We have been retained in a range of engagements involving securities fraud, broker/client investment suitability, bankruptcy and ability to pay, competition, and contract analysis.

Our clients include commercial and investment banks, savings and loans, insurance companies, broker-dealers, mutual funds, hedge funds, special board committees, and finance companies. Our economic experts, including renowned academics and industry specialists, possess strong knowledge of finance and economic theory, accounting, and market dynamics, and they have worked on some of the most contentious and visible cases in the industry over the last twenty years.

Principals
Bagci
Principal
+44.20.7406.7900
Dr. Bagci has more 15 years of experience advising on competition and regulatory matters and on the economics of energy and financial markets. More-icon
Belanger_053
Principal
+1.617.864.7900
Mr. Belanger provides consulting and litigation support to the financial services industry including both standard of care and industry custom and practice. More-icon
Berkman_068
Principal
+1.415.217.1000
Dr. Berkman is an expert in applied microeconomics in the areas of the environment, energy, and natural resources; environmental health and safety; discrimination; and intellectual property. More-icon
Borucki_113
Principal
+1.617.864.7900
Ms. Borucki is a financial economist with experience providing advice and developing expert testimony on the application of corporate finance and economics in both litigation and strategic engagements. More-icon
Cohen_065
Principal
+1.617.864.7900
Mr. Cohen specializes in financial modeling and valuation, with a focus on complex business litigation. More-icon
Loannisgkatzimas_
Principal
Mr. Gkatzimas' primary focus is on the valuation of complex securities and portfolios for both commercial litigation and regulatory matters. More-icon
Hinton_035
Principal
+1.212.789.3666
Mr. Hinton has over 15 years of experience in economic consulting in a wide range of advisory and testifying engagements pertaining to securities and finance litigation, commercial and contract disputes, bankruptcy, and product liability. More-icon
Brad_johnson_web
Principal
+1.415.217.1000
Mr. Johnson has experience in litigation matters pertaining to antitrust, financial institutions, and health care. More-icon
Mudge_129
Principal
+1.202.955.5050
Mr. Mudge, Chief Operating Officer of The Brattle Group, is an expert in corporate and project finance matters in the energy industry. More-icon
Myers_036
Principal
+1.617.864.7900
Professor Myers is one of the world’s leading authorities on the theory and practice of finance. More-icon
Oldfield_098-1
Principal
+1.202.955.5050
Dr. Oldfield is an expert in financial economics, including mortgage securitization, trading strategies, market making, corporate bond valuation, financial derivatives, and risk management. More-icon
Sarro_061
Principal
+1.617.864.7900
Dr. Sarro is a financial economist specializing in complex business matters and litigation involving capital markets, securities and structured finance contracts and transactions, valuation, and economic damages. More-icon
Voetmann_055
Principal
+1.415.217.1000
Dr. Voetmann focuses on cases that involve complex economic and financial issues. He has worked with clients and experts on securities cases and valuation disputes related to capital markets and financial institutions. More-icon
Zhou_082
Principal
+1.617.864.7900
Dr. Zhou is a valuation, corporate finance, and accounting expert with 15 years of consulting experience. More-icon
Academic Advisors
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Dr. Brealey is an Emeritus Professor at the London Business School and a Fellow of the British Academy. More-icon
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James Dow is Professor of Finance and Research Dean at the London Business School. His research interests focus on corporate finance. More-icon
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+1.917.776.8777
Dr. Economides is an expert on network economics, electronic commerce, antitrust, and public policy. More-icon
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Dr. Graham is a Professor of Finance at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. More-icon
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Robert E. Hall is the Robert and Carole McNeil Joint Professor of Economics at Stanford University and Senior Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution. More-icon
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Mr. Holderness is a Professor of Finance at the Wallace E. Carroll School of Management at Boston College and Visiting Professor of Finance at the Sloan School of Management at MIT. More-icon
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Dr. Lessard is the Epoch Foundation Professor of International Management at the Sloan School of Management at MIT. More-icon
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Dr. Lie is an Associate Professor of Finance and Henry B. Tippie Research Fellow at University of Iowa, where he teaches investment banking and corporate finance. More-icon
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Dennis Logue is chair of the board of directors at Ledyard National Bank in Hanover, New Hampshire and a professor emeritus at Dartmouth College. More-icon
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Dr. Sundaresan is the Chase Manhattan Bank Professor of Economics and Finance at Columbia University. More-icon
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Dr. Weisbach is the Ralph W. Kurtz Chair in Finance at the Fisher School of Business at The Ohio State University and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. More-icon
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Professor Williams, a risk management expert, teaches finance and economics at Boston University. More-icon
Consultants
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Senior Associate
Dr. Dorobantu specializes in business and project valuation and structured finance issues, applied in the context of international arbitration and litigation involving financial institutions and tax matters. More-icon
Kumar_066
Senior Associate
+1.415.217.1000
Dr. Kumar is an economist with expertise in the areas of regulatory finance, financial statement analysis, and business valuation. More-icon
Verlinda_web
Senior Associate
+1.202.955.5050
Dr. Verlinda specializes in industrial organization, antitrust, econometrics, and statistics. More-icon
Article
High-Frequency Trading Litigation Presents Complex Issues for Experts
June 2014
Zachary Ziliak, Pavitra Kumar, and Torben Voetmann
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc. Published on Law360
Article
Rural Metro: Another Shackelton Expedition Falls Short of the Podium
March 2014
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Book
Principles of Corporate Finance
January 2013
Richard A. Brealey, Stewart C. Myers, and Franklin Allen
Published by McGraw-Hill, 11th edition, with translations into many languages, including Czech, French, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
Presentation
Control Premiums / Minority Discounts Recent Cases and Economic Evidence
October 18, 2012
Presented for The Knowledge Congress Webcast Series
Article
A Lintner Model of Payout and Managerial Rents
October 2012
Stewart C. Myers and B. Lambrecht
Published in The Journal of Finance
Report
Economic Considerations in Litigation Against the Credit Rating Agencies
April 2012
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Newsletter
The European Debt Crisis and the Role of the European Central Bank
2012
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Article
The Internal Governance of Firms
June 2011
Stewart C. Myers, V. Acharya, and R. Rajan
Published in The Journal of Finance
Newsletter
Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fire: Will the Dodd-Frank Swaps Proposal Reduce Systemic Risk?
2011
George S. Oldfield and Julia Litvinova
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Article
An Autoregressive Jump Process for Common Stock Returns
2011
George S. Oldfield, Richard J. Rogalski, and Robert A. Jarrow
Published in Journal of Financial Economics
Newsletter
Trading at the Speed of Light: The Impact of High-Frequency Trading on Market Performance, Regulatory Oversight, and Securities Litigation
2011
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Newsletter
Corporate Pension Plans: New Developments and Litigation
2010
George S. Oldfield, Bente Villadsen, and Urvashi Malhotra
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Newsletter
Understanding the Credit Crisis Part 2: Getting Down the Mountain
2009
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Newsletter
Litigation Facing the Private Equity Industry
2009
Atreya Chakraborty, Bin Zhou, and Michael S. Weisbach
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Newsletter
Lawsuits Stalk Pension Fiduciaries
2008
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Article
Treasury Bill Factors and Common Stock Returns
2008
George S. Oldfield and Richard J. Rogalski
Published in The Journal of Finance
Newsletter
Understanding the Credit Crisis: The Treasury, the Fed, and the Banking System
2008
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Article
A Theory of Takeovers and Disinvestment
April 2007
Stewart C. Myers and B. Lambrecht
Published in The Journal of Finance
Article
The Economics of Structured Finance
2005
Published in The Journal of Fixed Income
Book
Capital Investment and Valuation
2001
Richard A. Brealey, Stewart C. Myers, and with The Brattle Group
Published by McGraw-Hill