Erica Bramer is deeply experienced in finance and valuation, having supported a wide variety of clients in disputes/litigation, restructuring, and management consulting assignments.  Ms. Bramer has testified dozens of times as an expert witness on matters of finance, valuation, damages, and solvency in venues across the country and internationally.

Ms. Bramer has provided expert opinions and other litigation consulting in the context of claims such as breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, misappropriation of trade secrets, patent and copyright infringement, trademark and/or trade dress infringement, tortious interference, fraud, wrongful death/termination, antitrust, preferences and fraudulent conveyance, and securities law violations.  Ms. Bramer has a particular interest in international disputes and has been engaged on several high-profile international matters.

Ms. Bramer has also provided valuation expertise for purposes of buy/sell agreements, solvency opinions, lending decisions, and tax support.  Ms. Bramer has participated in various cash-tracing and financial forensic investigations, including money-laundering investigations in Colombia.

Ms. Bramer has been actively involved in the restructuring of various entities, both within the Chapter 11 process as well as out-of-court workouts and has worked as a management consultant to advise companies on many aspects of strategy and operations.

Ms. Bramer also has years of experience working in Latin America, Europe, and Asia as a financial restructuring advisor and/or management consultant, advising on issues such as profit improvement, working capital optimization, and strategic negotiations with suppliers and lenders.  For example, Ms. Bramer worked on the restructuring of a large Thai conglomerate at the onset of the Asian financial crisis of the 1990s.  She participated on one of the seminal cases which contributed to the establishment of Thai restructuring and insolvency law, as the Thai economy was frozen in a collective state of insolvency without laws allowing for options other than liquidation.  She also participated in a money-laundering investigation in Colombia, led a team of consultants on a pro-bono project in Guatemala, and testified on a number of high-profile international arbitration matters.  Ms. Bramer also has such experience in Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, and Spain; she is a fluent Spanish speaker and has basic proficiency in Brazilian Portuguese.

Ms. Bramer earned dual graduate degrees from the Wharton School (Master of Business Administration) and the University of Pennsylvania (Master of Arts in International Studies and Spanish).  Ms. Bramer graduated with high honors, Phi Beta Kappa, and Beta Gamma Sigma from the University of Texas with dual degrees in Liberal Arts (Plan II Honors) and Business (Honors Business Program and Finance).

Ms. Bramer is active in a variety of local and international charitable endeavors.  In 2013, Ms. Bramer was recognized by the Dallas Business Journal as one of the region’s “40 under 40” business and community leaders.  She is a member of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, the CFA Institute, the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors, the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the Turnaround Management Association.