Mortgage Finance, Subprime, and Securitization Issues

The Brattle Group has been retained as experts and has worked with academic economists in cases involving banks, hedge funds, and other financial institutions including Bank of America, Countrywide, MBIA, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). We work closely with academics including Nobel Laureates Joseph Stiglitz and Daniel McFadden, Gary Gorton, and Dwight Jaffee. Our work has covered the following range of topics:

  • Statistical sampling of loan pools and assessment of compliance with prospectus
  • Analysis of mortgage underwriting and loan characteristics on loan performance
  • Investigation of alleged discrimination in mortgage lending
  • Evaluation of put-back liabilities of mortgage-back securities (MBS) issuers
  • Analysis of risk management and mortgage accounting practices
  • Mark-to-market pricing of thinly traded MBS
  • Investigation of potential abuses in trading practice and reporting