Securities & Finance

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Securities & Financial Markets

The experts and staff at Coherent Economics are experienced in an array of securities and financial markets topics, including matters involving Section 10(b) and Rule 10b-5 claims, ERISA litigation concerning allegations of imprudent investments and fees, and investigations and enforcement actions involving the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. In addition, our team has experience analyzing and valuing asset-back securities and other structured finance products that stretches back to the 1980’s.

Among other issues, we have analyzed interest rate risk, credit risk, fraud, and principal-agent issues. Coherent Economics has recently been engaged in matters relating to losses incurred on mortgage-backed securities during the financial crisis.

Our experience includes:

  • Evaluating the economic issues arising from securities fraud claims in class action matters;

  • Analyzing market manipulation claims, including the effects of social media on consumer investor behavior;

  • Analyzing allegations of imprudent investment options and excessive fees in company 401(K) plans in ERISA litigation;

  • Offering expert testimony concerning class certification and market efficiency on behalf of both defendants and plaintiffs;

  • Performing loss-causation and damages analyses;

  • Providing consulting services in opt-out litigation, including pre-litigation claims analysis.

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