The Brattle Group provides expert testimony, analysis, and financial economic consulting in litigation and regulatory matters affecting financial institutions.

Our economic experts, including renowned academics and industry specialists, possess deep expertise in finance and economic theory, regulatory and industry custom and practice, and accounting. Our experts include former senior staff of large financial institutions, as well as former regulators and senior government officials, allowing us to provide our clients with detailed, real-world knowledge of how various financial institutions actually operate.

Our experts have experience supporting clients on both the commercial and regulatory sides of issues. We have addressed contractual disputes, regulatory compliance, risk management processes, asset valuation, industry custom and practice, and standard of care. Our experience spans a range of engagements involving commercial lending, mortgage securitization, securities trading and risk management, custody of securities, hedge fund administration, securities fraud, tax disputes, credit crisis litigation, broker/client investment suitability and foreseeability, bankruptcy and ability to pay, and competition.

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Laurence Freed
  • Principal

  • New York

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.

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