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John Anthony is a Manager in the Finance Practice. He specializes in business and securities valuation, alternative investments, and financial markets and analysis. Prior to Bates White, Dr. Anthony was an Associate at another economic and litigation consulting firm and held risk management, corporate loan market, and principal investment positions at Macquarie Group and Commonwealth Bank of Australia. At Macquarie, he focused on investing the firm’s balance sheet across public credit, privately negotiated loans, and other credit-oriented structured investments.

Dr. Anthony’s litigation consulting experience includes complex business litigation, international arbitrations, and regulatory investigations. He has delivered analyses related to business and securities valuation, breach of contract, solvency, securities trading, equity and credit market financing terms, and industry custom and practice for investment advisers. Dr. Anthony taught various corporate finance and statistics courses at the University of Newcastle, Australia, and has published research in peer-reviewed academic journals, including the Journal of Fixed Income.


PhD, Finance, University of Newcastle, Australia

Master of Applied Finance, Macquarie University, Australia

BComm, BEc, University of Newcastle, Australia

Selected Work

Selected Experience

  • In SEC v. Ambassador Advisors et al., led the team supporting submission of affirmative and rebuttal reports and deposition and trail testimony in a Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement action. 
  • In SEC v. Dean Patrick McDermott and McDermott Investment Advisors, LLC, led the team supporting an affirmative and rebuttal report, deposition and trial testimony of Marti Murray in a Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement action. 
  • Led the team supporting an expert in a fraudulent conveyance solvency matter, including the production of an expert report. 
  • Supported testifying experts in a World Trade Organization dispute centered around the alleged provision of illegal subsidies in the aircraft manufacturing industry. 
  • Supported the testifying expert in an adversary proceeding arising in the bankruptcy of Neiman Marcus. 
  • In In re Altaba, Inc., co-led the team supporting an expert report and deposition and trial testimony of Marti Murray regarding the amount of funds that should be conservatively held back as security for claims not yet known to Altaba or that may arise subsequent to Altaba’s dissolution.
  • In a white-collar crime case, provided a detailed analysis of the activities of certain traders in the foreign exchange derivatives market. The court found that there was no market manipulation, and the client was acquitted of all charges.
  • Led the team supporting an expert in a fraudulent conveyance solvency matter. Analysis included the bottom-up valuation of a healthcare services business. The settlement outcome was highly favorable for the client.
  • Led the development of a damages model relating to the forced closure of a pulp and paper business by a sovereign government. In anticipation of litigation, led the critical analysis of financial projections, including discussions with management and industry experts on defensible modeling inputs. 
  • Provided consulting advisory services to replacement directors for a Cayman Islands-registered investment fund. Assignment included an assessment the investment activities of the fund, analysis of potential fraud, and the assessment of a potential replacement manager.
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