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Practices

Selected Expertise

  • Securities analysis
  • Securities and commodities trading
  • Financial markets
  • Equity, fixed-income, and derivatives securities valuation
  • Financial analysis
  • Product liability estimation
  • Economic modeling
  • Derivatives
  • Chapter 11 bankruptcies
  • Mortgage markets and securities

Selected Industries

  • Banking and financial services
  • Commodity markets
  • Finance
  • Financial services
  • Fixed income instruments
  • Mortgage finance
  • Securities
  • Structured products
  • Subprime lending
  • Venture capital

Languages

Ilan Guedj, PhD

Profile

Ilan Guedj is an experienced financial economist with a proven track record of developing innovative solutions to complex economic problems. He has broad experience working with clients in economic and financial litigation cases, with expertise in data, statistical, and econometric analysis and research. He is a skilled communicator who presents oral and written analysis clearly to clients.

Selected Experience

  • Developed an econometric model to predict the likelihood of future mass tort lawsuits at various sites across the country. Provided support to the expert witness in all stages of report, rebuttal report, deposition and trial testimony in assessing the value of the liabilities.
  • Performed financial analysis and valuation of transactions and securities for a monoline insurer suing the new owner of a bankrupt mortgage-backed securities issuer.
  • Advised the Gulf Coast Claims Facility in developing appropriate models to compensate potential claimants for economic losses due to the oil spill. Developed different models for each industry, and applied econometric models to de-trend seasonal effects and to account for the downturn in the economy.
  • Developed models for valuation of asbestos liabilities during 524(g) Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganizations, and for forecasting in financial reporting for several Fortune 500 companies.
  • Managed preparation of expert report for a client being sued by the US Department of Justice (DOJ), critiquing the DOJ’s use of stratified sampling, and advised the client on how to deal with some of the conclusions of the study.
  • Assisted in M&A discussions with a multi-national corporation with liabilities to facilitate the valuation of the firm in the context of a tender offer.
  • Testified in Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration panels regarding investment instruments and asset diversification.
  • Provided expert analysis in a class certification case alleging that a mutual fund failed to deliver the return guaranteed by its prospectus. Calculated damages, showed commonality of the class members, and advised counsel in settlement negotiations as part of the class certification process.
  • Performed economic analysis of holding, pricing, and performance of various financial instruments such as mutual funds, hedge funds, structured products, preferred stocks, asset-backed securities, mortgage-backed securities, and collateralized debt obligations.

Education

PhD, Financial Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

BSc, Industrial Engineering and Management, Operations Research, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology