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David K.A. Mordecai testified regarding industry practices

David K.A. Mordecai, President of Risk Economics, testified regarding industry practices with regard to such funding obligations as well as the economics of those obligations.

Dr. Mordecai worked with Rob Cohen, Joe Serino, David Flugman, and Melody Wells of Kirkland & Ellis LLP on behalf of Tyson Partners L.P. (formerly known as Altaris Partners LLC), in a proceeding before the American Arbitration Association. Tyson Partners claimed, among other things, that AIG Global Asset Management Holdings Corp. failed to fulfill its funding obligations under the parties’ joint venture contract. Dr. Mordecai worked closely with Vince Warther of Compass Lexecon’s Chicago office in this matter, and testified regarding industry practices with regard to such funding obligations as well as the economics of those obligations.

The arbitration panel found for Tyson Partners on all claims and awarded all costs and attorneys’ fees.

David K.A. Mordecai is President and co-founder of Risk Economics, Inc, a New York City based advisory firm. The RiskEcon® litigation advisory practice provides advisory services and testimonial expertise on complex issues related to financial instrument valuation models and frameworks, market and industry standards and practices for the financing, risk management, active trading, and hedging of OTC derivatives and structured products. Dr. Mordecai is Senior Advisor to and a Member of the Advisory Committee of Compass Lexecon.

As lead for the Risk Economics litigation and arbitration advisory practice, David serves as an expert on loss causation and economic damages related to market structure, financial institutions governance, and complex issues related to finance, economics and market standards and practices within securities, derivatives, reinsurance, and commodities markets, as well as market structure within a broad range of non-financial industry sectors. His expertise includes financial engineering, the valuation of fixed income securities and structured products, including over-the-counter derivatives (in particular fixed income and credit derivatives), complex insurance and reinsurance liabilities, as well as asset liability and risk management models and practices. Having testified extensively at deposition, trial, arbitration and international arbitration, he has been admitted as an expert in federal, state and county courts, and cited favorably in court decisions.

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