Cornerstone Research Announces New Senior Vice Presidents

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Consulting firm promotes seven officers in Boston, Menlo Park, New York and San Francisco

Cornerstone Research, a leading provider of economic and financial consulting and expert testimony, announced today that the firm is promoting seven officers to Senior Vice President: Lori Benson, Daniel M. Garrett, Rahul Guha, Vandy M. Howell, Matthew R. Lynde, David F. Marcus and Andrea Shepard.

“Each of these individuals has extraordinary leadership abilities,” said Cornerstone Research President and CEO Michael E. Burton. “They provide our clients with the highest-quality consulting and testimony on complex litigation and regulatory matters. They have also demonstrated their strong commitment to our values and played key roles in the growth of our firm.”

Lori Benson heads Cornerstone Research’s New York office and serves on the firm’s board of directors. Ms. Benson prepares strategy and expert testimony in all aspects of litigation, including trials, arbitrations, settlements, and regulatory inquiries. She consults on cases involving securities class actions, complex derivatives, market manipulation, and a range of litigation facing financial institutions.

Daniel M. Garrett leads consulting teams and serves as a testifying expert in cases of national scope. Dr. Garrett specializes in applying economic analyses to complex matters related to antitrust, securities, product misrepresentation, and breach of contract, as well as class certification issues. Based in the Menlo Park office, he consults for a variety of industries, including telecommunications, technology, pharmaceuticals, oil, financial institutions, and consumer products.

Rahul Guha coheads Cornerstone Research’s antitrust and competition practice. Based in the New York office, Dr. Guha leads teams in cases involving antitrust and competition, intellectual property, product misrepresentation, and breach of contract. He has served as a testifying expert in cases in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries and has published articles on competition and intellectual property issues in pharmaceutical and biologic drug markets.

Vandy M. Howell heads Cornerstone Research’s San Francisco office. Dr. Howell is an economist with expertise in high-profile cases related to industrial organization and labor economics. Her focus is on antitrust, intellectual property, marketing, and breach of contract matters. She works across many industries and issues, including technological and innovation markets, agriculture, and labor markets. Dr. Howell cochairs the Agriculture and Food Committee of the Section of Antitrust Law of the American Bar Association.

Matthew R. Lynde provides expert testimony and consulting in applied economics. His testimony includes calculating reasonable and nondiscriminatory (RAND) royalties for standard essential patents in Microsoft v. Motorola and other high-profile cases. He has also served as an expert witness in matters involving intellectual property, antitrust and competition, securities litigation, and breach of contract. Based in the San Francisco office, Dr. Lynde has testified in more than 20 trials or arbitrations and leads teams in client engagements.

David F. Marcus works in Cornerstone Research’s Boston office as a consultant and testifying expert. Dr. Marcus focuses on securities litigation, valuation issues, matters involving financial institutions, white collar litigation, and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement actions. He led the Cornerstone Research team that worked in collaboration with the NYU Pollack Center for Law & Business to create the Securities Enforcement Empirical Database (SEED).

Andrea Shepard coheads Cornerstone Research’s antitrust and competition practice. Based in the San Francisco office, Dr. Shepard leads case teams in matters that include allegations of horizontal conduct, mergers and acquisitions, class certification, liability, damages, and settlements. Dr. Shepard is a professor emerita at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

About Cornerstone Research
Cornerstone Research provides economic and financial consulting and expert testimony in all phases of complex litigation and regulatory proceedings. The firm works with an extensive network of prominent faculty and industry practitioners to identify the best-qualified expert for each assignment. Cornerstone Research has earned a reputation for consistent high quality and effectiveness by delivering rigorous, state-of-the-art analysis for over 25 years. The firm has 600 staff and offices in Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, Menlo Park, New York, San Francisco, and Washington.

Please visit Cornerstone Research’s website for more information about the firm’s capabilities in economic and financial consulting and expert testimony.

Twitter: @Cornerstone_Res

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