EXPERT WITNESSES & TESTIFYING
PF2's industry experts testify in complex litigation — primarily cases concerning asset valuations or finance issues (financial parties or financial products).
OPPOSING EXPERT REPORT REVIEW
We assist counsel in analyzing the merits of third parties' models and opposing experts' reports, especially those providing statistical/economic models or damages assessments
EXPERT SELECTION & PREPARATION SERVICES
Struggling to decide among the statistical experts or economists? PF2's experts assist counsel in reviewing the experts' CVs, research and prior testimony and finding the best fit for the case at hand.
PF2’s experts are retained by law firms in litigation and arbitration cases, and by trustees, insolvency practitioners, regulatory enforcement authorities and others in fact-finding investigations. We also assist litigation funders in performing pre-investment due diligence.
We have testified in numerous prominent securities litigation matters, and helped oversee complex technical analyses in dozen of cases. We have also prepared and helped counsel manage large data sets, particularly for litigation that involves financial products and market dynamics.
Legal teams benefit from our practitioner-level understanding of deal terms and our appreciation for market standards and practice.
Our team of experts and industry professionals have assisted legal counsel to:
Estimate damages under different economic scenarios and in varying judicial forums
Ensure document discovery requests are properly targeted
Unravel complex transactions, including fraudulent transfers of assets
Prepare experts and oversee expert evidence, including in their analysis of market efficiency or liquidity, preparation of event studies, or the determination of loss causation, transaction causation, or damages
Validate models and verify the reliability of data.
Areas of Expertise
– Financial Products
Pricing & Valuation
Appropriateness of Financial Advice
– Manipulative Trading
– Fact-finding Investigations and Forensic Accounting
– Privacy / data markets
PF2’s expert “was the most qualified and credible of the experts” and “the most authoritative … with respect to the issue of the rating process and the ratability of the [notes].”
– Trial judge in MBIA Insurance v. Patriarch Partners VIII, LLC
“The team at PF2 was instrumental in guiding us through the structured finance ratings process, helping us resurrect and interpret the complex computer code delivered to us in this litigation, and rebuilding the credit models that would have been relied on at the time.”
Our testifying experts and research team have asset or deal-level industry experience, having managed, traded, rated, hedged or otherwise negotiated investments in the asset classes involved.