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Dr. Huffman is an experienced manager of high-profile legal and advisory projects focused on securities-related litigation and federal investigations into publicly traded firms.

Across a broad array of business transaction disputes, Dr. Huffman consults with clients on valuations, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcies, distressed investments, regulatory investigations, transfer pricing matters, shareholder litigations, and more. She has served as a subject matter expert on federal investigations into white collar crime and financial reporting fraud, including intangible asset valuation and impairment, revenue recognition, and the accounting for derivative liabilities.

Dr. Huffman leverages her unique expertise and experience to manage teams of research analysts, client relationships, and business development. In her consulting work, she structures client problems using economic and financial models and econometric and statistical analyses.

Prior to joining Brattle, Dr. Huffman was awarded a competitive fellowship with the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC’s) Division of Economic and Risk Analysis. There, she worked with the Division of Enforcement on detecting financial reporting frauds and with the Office of Litigation Economics on SEC-related litigation. She was previously an Assistant Professor at Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business.

SPACs and the Next Wave of Shareholder Litigation
April 2021
Adrienna Huffman, Adam Karageorge, and Connor Lehner
Published by Bloomberg Law
The State of Segment Reporting by US Public Entities: 1976-2017
Adrienna Huffman, Christine A. Botosan, and Mary Harris Stanford
Forthcoming Article in Accounting Horizons (Peer-Reviewed)
Minimum tick size and analyst coverage: Evidence from the Tick Size Pilot Program
Adrienna Huffman, Zhenhua Chen, Gans Narayanamoorthy, and Ruizhong Zhang
Forthcoming Article in Journal of Business Finance & Accounting (Peer Reviewed)
Rank and file equity compensation and earnings management: Evidence from stock options
Adrienna Huffman, D. Kip Holderness Jr., and Melissa Lewis-Western
Published in Journal of Business Finance & Accounting 46(9-10): 1201-1236 (Peer-Reviewed)
Asset use and the relevance of fair value measurement: Evidence from IAS 41
Published in Review of Accounting Studies 23(4): 1274-1314 (Peer-Reviewed)
Decision-useful asset measurement from a business valuation perspective
Adrienna Huffman and Christine A. Botosan
Published in Accounting Horizons 29(4): 757-776 (Peer-Reviewed)
News & Events
August 06, 2021
How to Minimize the Securities Litigation Risks Resulting from the Rise of SPACs: Dr. Adrienna Huffman to Discuss in CLE Webcast

Brattle Associate Dr. Adrienna Huffman will participate in a Knowledge Group webcast, “The Rise of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs): How to Minimize Securities Litigation Risks,” which will take place Friday, August 6, from 9:00–11:00 a.m. (PT) | 12:00–2:00 p.m. (ET). A recording will be available 24–48 hours after the webinar.

May 05, 2021
Brattle Consultants Author Article on Securities Litigation Related to the Uptick in SPAC-Related IPOs

Brattle Associates Dr. Adrienna Huffman and Adam Karageorge and Research Analyst Connor Lehner coauthored a Bloomberg Law article on the unprecedented uptick in initial public offerings (IPOs) conducted by special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) in 2021.

April 15, 2021
Dr. Adrienna Huffman and Adam Karageorge to Participate in Webcast on the Impact of COVID-19 on Securities Litigation

Brattle Associates Dr. Adrienna Huffman and Adam Karageorge will participate in a webcast on “COVID-19 Implications to Securities Litigation and Regulation: What You Must Know and Do,” taking place Thursday, April 15 from 9:00–10:30 a.m. (PT) | 12:00–1:30 p.m. (ET). 

November 04, 2020
Adrienna Huffman and Adam Karageorge to Participate in Webinar on the Current Securities Litigation Landscape

Brattle Associates Adrienna Huffman and Adam Karageorge will participate in the webinar, “Demystifying the Current Landscape of Securities Litigation: Practical Tips and Strategies You Must Know,” taking place on Wednesday, November 4, from 12:00–2:00 p.m. (PT) / 3:00–5:00 p.m. (ET).

November 04, 2020
Brattle Economists Author Article on Goodwill Impairments Related to COVID-19

Brattle Principal Bin Zhou and Associate Adrienna Huffman have coauthored a Law360 article that uses the Great Recession as a lens through which to examine the types of securities litigation that may arise because of goodwill impairments recognized following the COVID-19 pandemic and the related market downturn.

May 11, 2020
Brattle Experts Author Article on Quantitative Materiality Assessment Methods

Brattle Principal Bin Zhou, Associate Adrienna Huffman, and Senior Associate Chi Cheng have published a Law360 article that uses a new dataset to show how experts could potentially use data-driven quantitative methods to assess accounting materiality in accounting materiality disputes.