Practice Areas

Practice Areas

RiskEcon® Practice Areas

Litigation Advisory

The RiskEcon® litigation, regulation and arbitration expert practice provides advisory services including internal investigations, expert analysis and reports, as well as deposition and testimony on loss causation, industry customs and practices, generally accepted market conventions, 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, in addition to market structure within a broad range of non-financial industry sectors. Areas of expertise include 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.

As lead for the litigation, regulatory and arbitration advisory practice, Dr. David Mordecai has advised and provided technical oversight for internal regulatory investigations, as well as stress-testing for global financial institutions. 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.

Dr. Mordecai advised the Uniform Credit Committee in the bankruptcy resolution of Lehman Brothers, and provided technical oversight for the valuation team, assigned to validate the fair market value of the exotic structured notes portfolio with a notional value in excess of 15 billion dollars. He most recently testified in Federal Claims Court regarding market evidence and commercial reasonability surrounding the Government rescue of AIG.


Macroeconomic and Portfolio Strategy

The RiskEcon® macroeconomic and portfolio strategy advisory practice offers bespoke advisory services on currency, commodity, fixed income and capital markets, as well as business cycle dynamics, econometric time-series and longitudinal analyses of consumer behavior, labor markets, wealth and income distribution, housing, population and immigration, political risk and international trade, resource allocation, environment, health, aging and retirement.

News and Events

Bankruptcy Court Approves Settlement of MF Global Litigation Trust Claims against Corzine et al.

David K.A. Mordecai, President of Risk Economics, filed two expert reports on behalf of the Litigation Trustee of the MF […]

Samantha Kappagoda was invited to speak on a panel for the Council for Economic Education

Samantha Kappagoda, Chief Economist of Risk Economics, was invited to speak on a panel sponsored by the Council for Economic […]

David Mordecai was invited to speak at the American Association of State Compensation Insurance Funds (AASCIF) Mid-Year CEO Conference

David Mordecai, President of Risk Economics Inc. was invited to speak at the American Association of State Compensation Insurance Funds […]

Samantha Kappagoda was a speaker on the Economics of Financial Decision Making

Samantha Kappagoda, Chief Economist and co-founder of Risk Economics was invited to speak on a panel jointly sponsored by 100 […]

David K.A. Mordecai was a Speaker on Big Data Management at RAA Cat Risk Management 2015

David K.A. Mordecai was an invited speaker at Cat Risk Management 2015, the Annual Conference of the Reinsurance Association of […]

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