BVA’s professionals have extensive expertise providing consulting assistance and expert testimony in securities matters such as:
- Shareholder class actions and opt-out claims, including those pursuant to Rule 10b-5, Section 11, and similar frameworks involving alleged fraudulent acts, misrepresentations, and omissions that caused investors to suffer losses through the purchase of securities on the secondary market or participation in IPO;
- Regulatory enforcement and investigations, including allegations of insider trading, market manipulation, accounting misrepresentations, and other alleged securities fraud;
- M&A litigation and valuation disputes, including shareholder appraisal rights;
- Litigation involving complex securities and derivatives, such as residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), futures, options, swaps and other financial contracts.
Our professionals have testified on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants in support of economic analyses related to damages, loss causation, share price inflation, market efficiency, price impact, and civil penalties. In addition, we are routinely engaged for the purpose of assessing and critiquing economic arguments offered by opposing experts.
Camping Warehouse Australia Pty Limited v. Downer Edi Limited
Served as expert witness on behalf of Australian infrastructure developer and operator to rebut class plaintiffs’ per share inflationary damages opinions.
Confidential SEC Investigation – Fund Advisor
Provided expert analysis and testimony on behalf of fund advisor at settlement conference with SEC related to internal valuations of RMBS investments.
Confidential SEC Investigation – Financial Advisor
Presented expert analysis on behalf of financial advisor at settlement conference with SEC pertaining to allegations of cherry picking.
Mortgage-Backed Securities – Certificate Holder Litigation
Provided testimony on damages on behalf of RMBS certificate holders across dozens of Trusts associated with allegations of Trustee’s failure to ensure repurchase of breaching or defective loans.
MBIA Ins. Corp. v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc
Computed repurchase and rescissory damages on behalf of monoline insurer related to a mortgage originator’s alleged breach of underwriting guidelines on thousands of loans.