January 27, 2021

Volume XI, Number 27

Cornerstone Research

For more than thirty years, Cornerstone Research staff have provided economic and financial analysis in all phases of commercial litigation and regulatory proceedings.

We work with a broad network of testifying experts, including prominent faculty and industry practitioners, in a distinctive collaboration. Our staff consultants contribute expertise in economics, finance, accounting, and marketing, as well as business acumen, familiarity with the litigation process, and a commitment to produce outstanding results. The experts with whom we work bring the specialized expertise of researchers or practitioners required to meet the demands of each assignment.

Cornerstone Research has seven hundred staff and offices in Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Washington.

Services

Our objective, state-of-the-art analysis has earned us a reputation for excellence and effectiveness. The services we provide include:

  • Consulting with attorneys
  • Engaging and working with expert witnesses
  • Conducting research and analysis
  • Consulting on internal and regulatory inquiries
  • Consulting in motion practice
  • Preparing for deposition and trial

Practices

Our diverse areas of specialization provide a breadth of perspective and industry knowledge to attorneys in litigation.

  • Accounting
  • Antitrust and Competition
  • Consumer Fraud and Product Liability
  • Corporate and Government Investigations
  • Data Analytics
  • Energy and Commodities
  • Financial Institutions
  • Healthcare
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Arbitration
  • Labor and Employment
  • Life Sciences
  • Securities
  • Valuation

 

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Contributing authors from Cornerstone Research:

Alexander “Sasha” Aganin, Complex financial issues, securities, bankruptcy, Cornerstone Research
Senior Vice President
Sasha Aganin heads Cornerstone Research’s financial institutions practice. Dr. Aganin specializes in addressing complex financial issues arising in litigation. He has worked extensively to...
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Dina Older Aguilar Vice President Cornerstone Research
Vice President
Dina Older Aguilar coheads Cornerstone Research’s healthcare practice. She also heads the firm’s San Francisco office. Ms. Older Aguilar specializes in economic analyses of class...
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Vildan Altuglu Antitrust & Competition Cornerstone Research New York, NY
Vice President
Vildan Altuglu applies economic analysis and marketing research techniques to matters involving product liability, product misrepresentation, false advertising, antitrust, intellectual...
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Ceren Canal Aruoba Economic and Financial Analysis Cornerstone Research
Principal
Ceren Canal Aruoba provides economic and financial analyses for complex business litigation matters involving pharmaceuticals, healthcare, intellectual property, marketing, and antitrust...
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Per Axelson Financial Litigation Cornerstone Research
Senior Manager
Per Axelson is an economic consultant at Cornerstone Research, where he specializes in financial litigation support. He has experience in economic consulting and has taught corporate...
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Matteo Li Bergolis Economic, Marketing, & Statistical Matters Cornerstone Research New York, NY
Manager
Matteo Li Bergolis focuses on economic, marketing, and statistical matters related to product liability, data privacy, and antitrust litigation. Dr. Li Bergolis applies sophisticated...
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Laarni Bulan Financial & Securities Cornerstone Research
Principal
Laarni Bulan specializes in the area of finance, consulting on cases related to financial institutions, securities, market microstructure, company valuation, insider trading, and real...
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Yan Cao Financial Markets Consultant
Vice President
Yan Cao specializes in matters involving financial markets, financial institutions, and financial accounting. Dr. Cao has fifteen years of consulting experience on issues of trading and...
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Omur Celmanbet Analysis in Antitrust IP Cornerstone
Principal
Omur Celmanbet specializes in applying economic analysis in matters related to antitrust, intellectual property, and other complex litigation. Dr. Celmanbet is involved with clients in all...
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Abe Chernin Vice President Cornerstone Research
Vice President
Abe Chernin’s primary areas of focus include consumer finance, banking, and real estate. Mr. Chernin has extensive experience with FinTech, asset-backed securities, private equity and...
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Arthur V. Corea-Smith Associate Cornerstone Research
Associate
Arthur V. Corea-Smith is an associate at Cornerstone Research in their New York office.
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Peter Davis Cornerstone Research
Peter Davis leads Cornerstone Research’s European competition practice and is head of the firm’s London office. Dr. Davis is an expert in competition economics and econometrics, focusing on...
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 Gerhard Dijkstra Competition Policy Consultant
Manager
Gerhard Dijkstra consults on matters related to competition policy. Mr. Dijkstra has evaluated coordinated, vertical, and unilateral effects, as well as geographic markets analysis. He has...
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JB Doyle Cornerstone Securities Analysis
Principal
J.B. Doyle consults on litigation and regulatory matters related to financial institutions and securities. In these areas, he has extensive experience with advanced statistical modeling and...
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Greg Eastman Tax Cornerstone Research Washington, DC
Vice President
Greg Eastman analyzes complex economic and accounting issues related to tax, mergers, securities and financial products, and healthcare. He has extensive trial and arbitration expertise and...
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Andrew Elzinga Manager Cornerstone Research
Manager
Andrew Elzinga provides support in litigation and regulatory investigations, within the context of antitrust and competition and intellectual property, and with a focus on the healthcare...
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Kristin Feitzinger Cornerstone Research
Senior Vice President
Kristin Feitzinger heads Cornerstone Research’s Silicon Valley office. Ms. Feitzinger has more than two decades of experience addressing securities and valuation issues arising in class...
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Alison Forman Financial and Cornerstone Research
Principal
Alison Forman has more than seventeen years of experience consulting on financial accounting, financial reporting, and auditing issues arising in complex litigation, regulatory enforcement...
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Catherine J. Galley Senior VP Cornerstone Research
Senior Vice President
Katie Galley heads Cornerstone Research’s Los Angeles office. She developed the firm’s financial institutions practice, and has been active in the firm’s securities and corporate and...
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Lauren Gilbert is an economist with Cornerstone Research.
Associate
Laurien Gilbert is an associate in Cornerstone Research’s Washington, D.C. office. She provides economic analysis and expert support in all phases of litigation. Dr. Gilbert has experience...
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Sara E. Gilley, Cornerstone Research, securities and white collar litigation
Vice President
Sara Gilley specializes in securities and white-collar litigation. She consults on economic and financial issues related to federal class actions, corporate investigations, and government...
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Gautam Gowrisankaran Economics U.Arizona & Senior Advisor Cornerstone Research
Senior Advisor
Gautam Gowrisankaran is an expert on mergers and acquisitions and the economics of industrial organization. He has analyzed the competitive effects of mergers as an expert witness and/or...
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Marlene Haas Manager Cornerstone Research
Manager
Marlene Haas specializes in financial and economic analysis for corporate litigation matters. Dr. Haas has addressed complex issues involving benchmark manipulation, spoofing and layering,...
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Elaine M. Harwood, Vice President, Accounting Practice, Cornerstone Research
Vice President
Elaine Harwood heads the firm’s accounting practice. She consults to clients and works with experts on securities litigation, complex enforcement matters brought by the Securities and...
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Kostis Hatzitaskos VP Antitrust Cornerstone Research
Vice President
Kostis Hatzitaskos coheads Cornerstone Research’s antitrust and competition practice. Citing his econometrics expertise and significant experience analyzing large datasets, Who’s Who Legal ...
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Ian Hoffman Cornerstone Research
Associate
Ian Hoffman is an Associate with Cornerstone Research.
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Samid Hussain Consumer Fraud & Product Liability Cornerstone Research New York, NY
Senior Vice President
Samid Hussain heads the consumer fraud and product liability practice at Cornerstone Research. He specializes in analyzing economic, marketing, and statistical (econometrics) issues in...
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Iris Jiang Accounting and Finance Cornerstone Research Washington, DC
Principal
Iris Jiang specializes in accounting and finance. She has led large teams working with prominent testifying experts to address a variety of topics, including the following. Capital market...
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Avigail Kifer Senior Manager Cornerstone Research
Senior Manager
Avigail Kifer applies her expertise in industrial organization economics and quantitative marketing to matters involving antitrust and competition, healthcare, merger review, and...
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Kivanç Kirgiz Litigation and Financial Analysis Cornerstone Research
Vice President
Kivanç Kirgiz has more than fifteen years of experience applying economic and financial analysis to issues arising in business litigation. Dr. Kirgiz has worked on many large-scale...
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Allan W. Kleidon Senior VP Cornerstone Research
Senior Vice President
Allan Kleidon provides expert testimony on securities and company valuation, securities markets, industry analysis, and damages analysis. His experience includes investment banking, stock...
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Sean Kruskol Litigation and Accounting Research Cornerstone
Principal
Sean Kruskol analyzes large, complex datasets related to commercial litigation and accounting disputes. His expertise includes issues related to accounting and auditing, forensic accounting...
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Filipe Lacerda Senior Manager Cornerstone Research
Senior Manager
Filipe Lacerda is a financial economist with deep expertise in the analysis of economic issues related to price impact, loss causation, damages, market efficiency, and settlements. He has...
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Heather B. Lazur, Cornerstone Research, economic and financial instruments
Principal
Heather Lazur specializes in cases involving a range of economic and financial issues and instruments, including securities class actions, and cases involving investment performance and...
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Greg Leonard European Finance Cornerstone Research London, UK
Senior Vice President
Greg Leonard heads Cornerstone Research’s European finance practice. Dr. Leonard has nearly two decades of experience consulting for clients in complex litigation and regulatory proceedings...
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Bob Majure Cornerstone Research
Vice President
Bob Majure has wide-ranging expertise with merger and joint venture analysis, antitrust proceedings, regulatory actions, and appellate filings. He has experience across many industries,...
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David F. Marcus, Cornerstone Research, Economy, Finance, Securities Litigation
Senior Vice President
David Marcus leads Cornerstone Research’s finance practice. He has more than twenty years of experience providing consulting services and expert testimony in litigation involving economic...
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Frank T. Mascari, Financial and Accounting Consulting, Cornerstone Research
Principal
Frank Mascari is a principal in the Chicago office of Cornerstone Research. Mr. Mascari has more than twenty years of experience providing financial and accounting consulting services in...
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Steven McBride Financial Reporting & Auditing Cornerstone Research Washington, DC
Principal
Steve McBride focuses on financial reporting and auditing issues arising in litigation, internal investigations, and regulatory enforcement actions. Mr. McBride also consults on matters...
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Simona Mola Senior Manager Cornerstone Research
Senior Manager
Simona Mola conducts financial and economic analyses in complex commercial litigation and regulatory proceedings. Dr. Mola manages teams to support expert witness testimony in all stages of...
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Nicole M. Moran, Finance, Economy, Commercial Litigation, Cornerstone Research
Principal
Nicole Moran provides financial and economic analysis in complex commercial litigation and regulatory proceedings. She supports experts in preparing for deposition and trial testimony. Her...
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Chanel O'Neill Energy Commodities Cornerstone
Principal
Chanel O’Neill heads Cornerstone Research’s energy and commodities practice. She has more than fifteen years of experience conducting economic analysis for complex business litigation and...
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Shaama Pandya Consumer Finance Cornerstone Research Washington, DC
Principal
Shaama Pandya provides financial and economic analysis on securities and consumer finance matters, including cases involving large datasets. She develops case strategy and goals related to...
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Jean-Philippe Poissant Accounting Cornerstone Research Los Angeles, CA
Principal
Jean-Philippe “JP” Poissant has more than ten years of experience evaluating complex accounting, professional liability, executive compensation, valuation, corporate governance, and...
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Ashish A. Pradhan Intellectual Property & Finance Cornerstone Research Los Angeles, CA
Principal
Ashish Pradhan has more than a decade of experience working on complex intellectual property and finance matters, as well as consumer fraud and product liability cases. He has consulted on...
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Yesim Richardson Economic Analysis Litigation Cornerstone
President
Yesim Richardson specializes in applying economic and financial analysis to complex litigation involving securities, financial institutions, valuation, and real estate. Dr. Richardson has...
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Amir Rozen, Vice President, Expert Services, Securities, accounting, and valuation issues, Cornerstone Research
Vice President
Amir Rozen focuses on litigation, regulatory matters, arbitration, and investigations related to a variety of financial markets, securities, damages, and accounting topics. Mr. Rozen has...
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Brendan J. Rudolph, Expert Testimony Preparation, Complex Commercial Litigation, Cornerstone Research
Principal
Brendan Rudolph consults to attorneys and helps prepare expert testimony in many phases of complex commercial litigation, including class certification and other motion practice, merits,...
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Laurent Samuel Energy Cornerstone Research Washington, DC
Manager
Publications Characteristics of U.S. Natural Gas Transactions: FERC Form 552 Submissions as of June 2019 Battle of the Benchmarks: Brent Crude Oil and West Texas Intermediate...
202.912.8948
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Sachin Sancheti Litigation Attorney Cornerstone Research
Vice President
Sachin Sancheti has more than a decade of experience leading engagements in significant litigation and regulatory matters. He brings deep expertise to merger reviews, as well as product...
212-605-5449
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Lindsay Schick Senior Manager Cornerstone Research
Senior Manager
Lindsay Schick provides consulting services in litigation involving economic and financial issues. Her primary areas of focus include investment management, ERISA, mortgage lending and...
312-345-7323
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Frank Schneider Consultant Cornerstone Research
Vice President
Frank Schneider assesses loss causation, class certification, economic losses, and valuation issues for companies and investors across a range of industries and financial instruments. He...
617.927.3071
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Rainer Schwabe Antitrust Analysis Cornerstone Research
Principal
Rainer Schwabe consults on a variety of antitrust and competition cases, including matters related to allegations of price fixing, exclusionary practices, and mergers and acquisitions. He...
212.605.5440
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Allie Schwartz Financial Attorney Cornerstone Research New York, NY
Principal
Allie Schwartz specializes in the valuation of securities and financial derivatives in the context of securities litigation, bankruptcy, and regulatory disputes. She also works extensively...
212-605-5439
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Andrew Sfekas Financial & Economic Analysis Cornerstone Research Washington, DC
Manager
Andrew Sfekas provides financial and economic analysis in complex matters involving antitrust and competition in healthcare and life sciences markets. Dr. Sfekas has particular expertise...
202.912.8930
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Anna Shakotko IP Product Liability Analysis Cornerstone Research
Principal
Anna Shakotko focuses on product liability, trade, and intellectual property disputes. She has over a decade of experience providing economic analysis in all stages of litigation, including...
212.605.5405
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Laura E. Simmons, CPA, Certified Public Accountant, Finance Consulting, Cornerstone Research
Senior Advisor
Laura Simmons is a certified public accountant (CPA) and has more than twenty years of experience in accounting practice and economic and financial consulting. She has focused on damages...
202-912-8998
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Ravi Sinha Securities and Financial Analyst Cornerstone
Vice President
Ravi Sinha has more than ten years of experience working with clients and experts to address complex financial and valuation issues. He has analyzed market efficiency, class certification,...
415.229.8194
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Lisa Tichy IP Healthcare Cornerstone Research
Principal
Lisa Tichy consults on intellectual property and antitrust matters, with a particular focus on matters in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. She also analyzes consumer behavior in...
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Nicholas D. Yavorsky Principal Cornerstone Research
Principal
Nick Yavorsky focuses on complex securities, financial institutions, and corporate transaction disputes. He provides accounting, valuation, and damages analyses to clients through all...
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