White Collar Investigations & Litigation

Brattle economic experts assist legal teams in financial services investigations that pose the risk of criminal prosecution.

Well before considering the need for experts to analyze financial market conduct, fraud claims, and damages, Brattle economists assist legal teams in investigations that are document, financial, and accounting data-intensive to develop the facts and assess the weight of evidence of potential misconduct.

We provide clear, detailed analyses to executives, corporate boards, special committees, investigators, and litigators that retain us to help answer key questions posed in investigations. Brattle provides consulting expertise from start to finish in investigations, as well as economic expert testimony in enforcement proceedings and litigation if cases proceed beyond the investigation stage.

Brattle experts provide testimony and economic analysis on a wide range of issues including:

  • Analysis of trading and hedging activity
  • Forensic analysis
  • Big data analysis and document analytics
  • Fiduciary duties, custom and practice
  • Regulatory compliance with conduct and disclosure rules
  • Economic damages and causation

Areas of Expertise

Mr. Gkatzimas' primary focus is on the valuation of complex securities and portfolios for both commercial litigation and regulatory matters. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Mr. Hinton has over 20 years of experience directing projects and providing expert testimony in securities litigation and enforcement. Mr. Hinton is an expert on topics in finance, economics, and valuation. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Mr. Laursen is an expert in financial products and institutions, markets, regulation, and risk management. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Dr. Oldfield is an expert in financial economics, including mortgage securitization, trading strategies, market making, corporate bond valuation, financial derivatives, and risk management. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Dr. Sarro is principal and director of The Brattle Group, and a leader of its practice in cases involving “big data” and document analytics. He is a financial and empirical economist who is the lead consulting expert to investigative and trial teams in complex investigations and high-stakes litigation. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Dr. Voetmann focuses on cases that involve complex economic and financial issues. He has worked with clients and experts on securities cases and valuation disputes related to capital markets and financial institutions. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
December 9, 2015
Published in the ABA’s Securities Litigation Journal
Market Manipulation Push is Widening the Compliance Gap
January 23, 2015
Published in Risk.net
The Chasm between Following Market Rules and Fraud
December 4, 2014
Presented to the Stanford Program on Energy and Sustainable Development
Uneconomic Trading as Transactional Fraud: EU Compliance Lessons From the US
April 23, 2014
Presented to AIGET
A Case Study of an Alleged Market Manipulation: Deutsche Bank
April 3, 2013
Presented to the Energy Bar Association