Economist Financial Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Economist Financial, Economics, Economic Valuation Analysis, econometric analysis models, analyze economic financial issues, Economist Financial damages analysis, Commercial damages, Lost earnings capacity, Life care plan, medical costs evaluations, Household services, housekeeping, guidance, accompaniment, Society Relationship, Loss of enjoyment, life hedonic damages, economic model, statistical value death cases, reduction value, lead a normal life, wrongful injury cases, Personal consumption, fringe benefits, Product liability, Pension fund evaluation, withdrawal liability, Structured settlement analysis, Identity theft, credit damages

Professional Experience

Private Economics Group, Consultants and Experts in Economics and Finance. President, 11/85 to present.
Assisted in the successful resolution of thousands of lawsuits on behalf of clients that include many dozens of the nation’s largest law firms, the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as thousands of other prominent plaintiff and defense law firms in almost every state. Firm provides economic and financial consulting and economic legal analysis in federal and state courts on damages of every sort including: Antitrust damages, patent valuation, business losses, lost wages and other injury losses, business valuation, hedonic damages, product liability, pension fund evaluation and withdrawal liability, security losses, commercial damages, employment discrimination, identity theft and FCRA credit damages.

DePaul University, Adjunct Professor, College of Law, 1990 to 1994.
Taught a full three-credit course in Advanced Remedies -Analysis of Economic Damages in Litigation, based on my textbook on Forensic Economics; delivered lectures to other courses in subsequent years. This was the first course taught nationwide in the area of Forensic Economics.

Ibbotson Associates, Inc.,
Economic and Financial Consultants. Principal and Managing Director; Originator of SBBI Subscription Services, 11/81 to 11/85. Firm provides consulting to hundreds of the nation’s most prominent money managers, law firms, brokerage firms, and pension funds.

Seaquest International, Inc.,
Founder and President, 7/77 to 11/81.

Developed and financed sophisticated research, search, and recovery technologies for ancient underwater artifacts.

The December Group, Ltd.,
Investment Banking Consultants. Associate Economic Analyst 12/74 to 7/77.

Firm specialized in mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs, divestitures and financing specialized start-ups with venture capital.

JPMorgan Chase Bank -Chicago, Staff Economist, 3/74 to 12/74. Analyzed bank credit and service pricing policies.

Federal Reserve System, Staff Economist at Board of Governors, Washington, D.C. 9/73 to 2/74.

University of Chicago, Lecturer in Public Policy Economics, 3/73 to 6/73. Research Assistant in Economics, 3/70 to 6/73.

Midlothian Manufacturing Co.,
Vice President, 9/68 to 3/73. Responsible for marketing to retail and industrial clients; responsible for production control.

Educational Background

University of Chicago, Chicago IL. Ph.D. in Economics, 1997; Support Areas inFinance and Econometrics. Honors: Allied Chemical Scholar and Federal Reserve Internship.

University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. Master’s Degree, 1972, Graduate School of Business; Field of Concentration in Economics.

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Bachelor of Science, Operations Research, 1968; Field of Concentration in Statistics, Computer Science and Industrial Engineering, Honors: John McMullen Scholar

Professional Activities

American Arbitration Association, Arbitrator, 1994 to 1996;
American Board of Disability Analysts, Member & Diplomate, 2001 to present;
American Board of Disability Analysts, Professional Advisory Council, 2002 to present;
American College of Forensic Examiners, Fellow and Board Certified Forensic Examiner, 1996 to 2005; American Economic Association, Member, 1985 to present; American Finance Association, Member, 1985 to present; Journal of the American Rehabilitation Economics Association: The Earnings Analyst,
Manuscript Referee, 1998 to 2002; Journal of Forensic Economics, Board of Editors, 1990 to 2001; Journal of Forensic Economics, Manuscript Referee, 1990 to 2003; National Academy of Economic Arbitrators, Founder and Charter Member, 1989 to2005; National Association of Forensic Economics, Vice President, 2000 to 2003; National Association of Forensic Economics, Member, 1988 to present; National Futures Association’s Panel of Arbitrators, Arbitrator, 1994 to present; American Academy of Economic & Financial Experts, Journal of Legal Economics, Manuscript Referee, 199x-2008.