Dr. Vargas provides economic, statistical, and financial analysis in complex financial litigation and regulatory investigations in the US, Europe, Australia, and Latin America.
In particular, Dr. Vargas has extensive experience in securities litigation. He has consulted on multiple private-label residential mortgage-backed security (RMBS) securities fraud cases, supporting experts working on loss causation, damages, due diligence, and sampling reports. He has also supported multiple experts at the class certification phase of 10b-5 securities fraud cases, addressing market efficiency and price impact arguments. Further, he has consulted on reports assessing the credit ratings assigned to several synthetic credit default obligations.
Dr. Vargas has worked on statistical sampling analyses for multiple litigations. His experience includes supporting experts offering both affirmative and rebuttal opinions in statistical sampling spanning the financial and health care industries.
Additionally, Dr. Vargas has provided financial and statistical analysis on multiple internal and regulatory investigations around the alleged manipulation of LIBOR, Euribor, ISDAfix, and other reference rates.
Prior to joining Brattle, Dr. Vargas gained experience at international economics consulting firms in Washington, DC and London; and as an investment banking analyst in Mexico City.