Brendan Rudolph consults to attorneys and helps prepare expert testimony in many phases of complex commercial litigation, including class certification and other motion practice, merits, arbitration, and trial.
Mr. Rudolph has consulted on dozens of securities cases, including matters involving the high technology, pharmaceuticals, financial institutions, consumer goods, and materials and commodities sectors. He has analyzed price impact, damages, market efficiency, asset and business valuation, volatility, and trading behavior in both foreign and domestic markets. Representative cases include In re Moody’s Securities Litigation, where the court denied class certification and granted summary judgment.
Mr. Rudolph’s experience has involved a number of hedge fund and private equity cases. His work in these matters has included evaluating portfolio performance, strategy, and investment suitability; as well as conducting valuations of management companies. He has also analyzed private investments in public equity (PIPEs) and assessed claims of insolvency against a financial institution.
Mr. Rudolph has consulted on a number of matters related to residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS). His structured finance experience began prior to the credit crisis when he consulted on the first collateralized debt obligation (CDO) litigation, including structuring a CDO, and analyzing credit risk transitions. He also has extensive experience in options valuation.
Prior to joining Cornerstone Research, Mr. Rudolph was employed in sales and trading at Barclays Capital.