Securities & Finance
White-Collar Litigation & Investigations

Economic experts are increasingly in demand to assist in financial services investigations that pose the risk of criminal prosecution (“white-collar investigations”). Well before considering the need for experts to analyze financial market conduct, fraud claims, and damages, Brattle economists assist legal teams in investigations that are document, financial, and accounting data-intensive to develop the facts and assess the weight of evidence of potential misconduct. We provide clear, detailed analysis to the executives, corporate boards, special committees, investigators, and litigators that retain us to help answer the key questions posed in investigations. We provide consulting expertise from start to finish of an investigation, as well as economic expert testimony and testimony on industry customs and practice in litigation if cases proceed beyond the investigation stage.

Brattle’s experience in white-collar investigations and litigation has included insider trading cases, regulatory enforcement matters involving alleged abusive business practices, market and trading abuses, misconduct by financial market institutions, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations, and money laundering. Our clients include major companies, financial institutions, investigative agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and Secret Service, U.S. government regulators such as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), private law firms, and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

The specific types of engagements in which we assist in data-intensive investigations and provide expert testimony include:

  • False Claims (including Mortgage Programs and Health Insurance)
  • Insider Trading and Criminal Financial Schemes
  • Investigation and Prosecution of Allegedly Abusive Practices or Trading
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Violations
  • Bribery and Money Laundering

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Mr. Hinton has over 20 years of experience directing projects and providing expert testimony in securities litigation and enforcement. Mr. Hinton is an expert on topics in finance, economics, and valuation. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Ms. Adoria Lim is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with over 15 years of experience in accounting and finance at a Big 4 accounting firm, a Fortune 500 publicly-traded company, and top-tier and boutique consulting firms. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Dr. Sarro is principal and director of The Brattle Group, and a leader of its practice in cases involving “big data” and document analytics. He is a financial and empirical economist who is the lead consulting expert to investigative and trial teams in complex investigations and high-stakes litigation. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Big Data’s Big Impact In Financial Investigations
May 28, 2015
Paul Hinton, Mark Sarro, Rand Ghayad, and Kevin Rosenberg
Published on Law360