Jody Bland is an economist with research and professional experience focused on quantitative methods, statistics, and econometrics. His specialties include securities analysis, derivatives valuation, commodity markets, financial markets, and antitrust.

Mr. Bland is responsible for overseeing the execution of a variety of litigation and consulting engagements. Specifically, Mr. Bland provides economic analyses, valuation services, and expert witness testimony to senior leadership at law firms, corporations, and government agencies to address their most pressing issues. He applies economic theory and quantitative methods, including the most sophisticated econometric models, to evaluate complex legal and marketplace issues.

Mr. Bland has advised clients in an array of areas, including:

  • Computation of repurchase damages arising from representation and warranty breaches in residential mortgage backed securities
  • Development of collateral cash flow models to evaluate sensitivity of mortgage backed security values to collateral performance
  • Application of waterfall modeling to compute damages to mortgage backed security certificate-holders from various claims
  • Evaluation of damages associated with failure of various asset backed securities, structured financial products and other fixed-income assets through use of Monte Carlo methods, roll-modeling, and other sophisticated statistical models
  • Measurement of competitive effects & liability stemming from unilateral and horizontal anticompetitive actions
  • Assessment of market power, definition of relevant antitrust market, and measurement of damages from Sherman Act claims
  • Quantification of damages from anticompetitive behavior in multiple securities, commodity, and derivative markets
  • Evaluation of causality and liability stemming from commodity market manipulation claims
  • Construction of event studies and financial models to measure share price artificiality in relation to 10b-5 securities class action
  • Application of advanced statistical techniques to investigate and identify fraud in financial services industry
  • Testing for common impact and assessment of predominance claims in class certification
  • Calculation of economic damages resulting from misappropriation of trade secrets
  • Development of economic pricing and analytical models for retail business application

Mr. Bland received a Master of Science degree in Economics and Philosophy, awarded with Distinction, from the London School of Economics and Political Science. In addition, he received a Bachelor of International Business and a Bachelor of Business Administration with concentrations in economics and finance, both from the University of Arkansas. Mr. Bland is also a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) Charterholder, awarded by the CFA Institute. He is a member of the CFA Society of Dallas-Fort Worth and the American Economic Association.

Prior to joining BVA, Mr. Bland was a Senior Vice President in AlixPartners, LLP’s Financial Advisory Services practice. Prior to that, he was a member of the PI Finance Advisory staff at Ernst & Young.