Staff: Financial Litigation

Key Staff

Maggie Pagel

Senior Economist

Maggie Pagel has over 7 years of economic analysis experience across domestic litigation and international development projects. Maggie specializes in data management, interpretation and analysis for large and complex datasets, enabling her to combine quantitative results with qualitative research...

Chen Song

Senior Vice President, Litigation

Dr. Song is an economist, CFA charter holder, and expert witness. Since receiving her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago, she has provided consulting and expert testimony in single-plaintiff, multiple-plaintiff, and class action discrimination disputes, as well as class action wage...

Douglas Young

Principal Consultant

Mr. Young specializes in applying financial, economic, and statistical analyses to estimate damages in complex business litigation. He has provided expert testimony regarding economic damages in commercial dispute, consumer fraud, antitrust, bankruptcy, and investment suitability and trust fund...




Academic Affiliates

Rajeev Bhattacharya

Professor, Georgetown University

Rajeev Bhattacharya, Ph.D. has over two decades’ research, consulting and teaching experience in finance, economics and big data. He has served on the full-time faculty of Georgetown University, Washington University in St. Louis and University of New South Wales. He teaches finance, managerial...

Ben Blau

Associate Professor and Huntsman Faculty Fellow, Utah State University, Huntsman School of Business

Ben Blau is passionate about both teaching and research. Before joining the faculty at Utah State, he taught at the Marriott School at Brigham Young University, where he was recognized for “Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching” in 2009. He was also recognized as the Huntsman School Teacher of the...

Ben S. Branch

Professor of Finance, UMass Amherst, Isenberg School of Management

Dr. Branch is professor of finance and is an expert in bankruptcy investing, bankruptcy management, and valuing distressed assets. He has managed the estates for several large bankruptcies, including the bankruptcies of banks and other corporations, and has been a Director on several corporate...

Roberts W. Brokaw III

Principal Consultant

Mr. Brokaw began his career in 1974 as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch and predecessor firm White, Weld & Co. He was elected Vice President in 1978 and Managing Director in 1985. His investment banking engagements have included both the initiation and the execution of complex transactions...

Stephen E. Christophe

Professor of Finance, George Mason University School of Management

Dr. Christophe is an award-winning teacher and researcher at George Mason University. His research focuses on security valuation, the trading behavior of market participants, and the impact of short selling on financial markets. He is well published in academic journals, including the Journal of...

Michael G. Ferri

Foundation Chair in Finance, George Mason University

Michael Ferri is the Foundation Chair in Finance at the School of Management of George Mason University, having held academic positions at the University of Kentucky, the University of South Carolina, and John Carroll University. He is the co-author with Frank Fabozzi and Franco Modigliani of...

Kathleen King (Affiliate)

Dr. King, president of King and Associates Economic Consulting, LLC, has decades of experience as an economist specializing in commodity and financial markets and the energy sector. She has provided expert testimony and support in litigation, arbitration, and investigations, as well as providing...

Gregory R. Niehaus

Associate Dean for Research and Academics, Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina

Dr. Niehaus is an award winning professor of insurance and finance at the University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business, where he is the Associate Dean for Research and Academics. His current research interests include corporate finance, the economics of insurance, corporate pension plans...

David A. Walker

John A. Largay Professor of Finance and Director Emeritus Capital Markets Research Center, School of Business, Georgetown University

Before joining the faculty at Georgetown University, Dr. Walker served on the faculties of Northwestern University and the Pennsylvania State University and was a research scientist at George Washington University. He also held professional positions with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation,...

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