Banks operate in a broad array of markets and product types and are subject to numerous legal and regulatory requirements. Beyond deep knowledge of financial, economic, and statistical methods, Brattle experts have first-hand experience in banking custom and practice as well as the ability to properly interpret regulatory requirements. This real-world perspective we bring to each engagement ensures that required analyses are on-point and meaningful.
On behalf of Barclays Capital in a disputed margin call brought by the bankruptcy trustee of Thornburg Mortgage, a Brattle principal provided damages testimony. We also sourced and supported an expert in Master Repurchase Agreement custom and practice. The matter was settled.
A Brattle principal provided expert testimony under the False Claims Act in United States of America v. BNP Paribas SA regarding bank supervisory, due diligence, and monitoring responsibilities for commercial loans supported by a U.S. Government guaranty.
In various class and state court actions, a Brattle principal provided expert testimony on behalf of Lloyds Bank addressing commercial lending custom and practice in the administration of loan agreement contractual terms and conditions.
A Brattle expert led a consulting engagement to redesign the credit and counterparty guidelines and risk approval authorities for a European bank. The purpose of the engagement was to incorporate best practices in structuring credit extensions and measuring and monitoring counterparty risk in custodial relationships.
A Brattle expert testified in this ERISA matter dealing with a fiduciary client’s investment in structured investment vehicle debt, related bank information barriers, material non-public information rules, and potential conflicts of interest.
Complex business and legal matters require intellectually honest and analytically rigorous solutions that are thoughtfully developed and clearly communicated. We apply economic and finance principles with uncompromising quality to achieve clarity in the face of complexity. Independent analysis, responsive execution, and compelling presentation. That’s Brattle. That’s the Power of Economics.