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Mr. Freed is a consultant and testifying expert with experience in finance, technology, and media. With a specialization in evaluating issues related to financial distress and leverage, he has worked on behalf of banks, investment management firms, private equity firms, hedge funds, private investors, and government prosecutors and regulators.

Mr. Freed’s clients and colleagues rely upon him for his ability to communicate complex finance and technology industry dynamics. He has consulted and testified on numerous finance-related subjects, including equity derivatives, mortgage-backed securities, collateralized debt obligations (CDOs), and structured products; exchange-traded funds (ETFs), mutual funds, and institutional portfolio management; credit risk analysis, derivatives modeling, and securities valuation; performance attribution; securities lending; forensic loss; business operations and process controls in financial institutions; and financial technology and infrastructure management. In technology, particularly fintech, he has consulted on middle- and back-office trading infrastructure, software development best practices, and fund trading models.

In addition, Mr. Freed has experience in media finance, having managed the financial operations of a film finance company, negotiated film slate financings, and consulted on the operating models of film distribution companies, international sales agents, and commercial and TV production companies.

Prior to becoming a consultant, Mr. Freed served as head of operations and IT for a $2 billion, 40-person structured finance hedge fund platform, where he managed a team of 20 software engineers, financial market quants, and a variable pool of business analysts, project managers, and technologists. At other points in his professional career, he managed the development of a commercial software platform for CDO/collateralized loan obligations valuation and surveillance, and developed intra-day risk management software for an equity derivatives trading desk.

Testimony

Presentation of expert analysis in a FINRA arbitration concerning the appropriateness of an interdealer broker’s electronic communication of pricing information to a client.

2019

United States of America v. Anilesh Ahuja et al, United States District Court,  Southern District of New York.

Trial testimony 2019

U.S. Bank National Association v. Triaxx Asset Management LLC et al, United States District Court, Southern District of New York.

Deposition testimony 2018; Trial testimony 2018

Preparation of expert analysis in a FINRA arbitration concerning the structure and performance of VIX volatility ETFs and VIX futures over several holding periods.

2017

Securian Financial Group, Inc., Securian Holding Company, and Minnesota Life Insurance Company, v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., United States District Court, District of Minnesota.

Deposition testimony 2014

City of St. Petersburg, Florida v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., United States District Court, Middle District Of Florida, Tampa Division.

Deposition testimony 2011; Trial testimony 2012

COPIC Insurance Company v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., United States District Court, District Of Colorado.

Deposition testimony 2011

Lehman Brothers Australia Limited (in Liq) ats Wingecarribee Shire Council and Others, Federal Court of Australia Proceedings NO. 2492 of 2007.

Expert report 2011
Publications
News & Events
February 06, 2020
Six Consultants Become Principals at The Brattle Group

The Brattle Group is pleased to introduce the six outstanding experts who were recently named as principals.

October 17, 2019
Brattle Economists Explain How International Transfer Pricing Methods Can Be Used to Evaluate TV Licensing Fees

Brattle Senior Consultant Laurence Freed, Principal Steven Herscovici, and Senior Associate Christine Polek have coauthored a Law360 article that explains how international transfer pricing methods can be used to evaluate TV licensing fees. 

January 31, 2017
Finance Expert Laurence Freed Joins The Brattle Group's New York Office

The Brattle Group announced today that finance expert Laurence Freed has joined the firm’s New York office as a senior consultant.

Personal Interests

Laurence lives in New York City and is active in supporting local arts organizations.