Algorithmic Trading Expert Witnesses

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Algorithmic trading expert witness candidates typically have extensive experience in algorithmic trading, economic analysis, machine learning, and/or financial markets. Cahn Litigation Services is the expert witness placement service provider of choice by law firm clients to locate an expert witness that can support algorithmic trading and other financial services matters.

Algorithmic trading uses complex formulas to make decisions to buy or sell financial securities on an exchange. Also known as automated trading and algo trading, this high frequency trading technology enables a firm to make tens of thousands of trades per second.

Representative matters that call for an expert in financial and algorithmic trading legal disputes involve issues pertaining to:

• Electronic trading

• Algorithmic trading market issues

• Risk management

Hedge fund

• High frequency trading market issues

Statistical arbitrage

• Financial services intellectual property

Fiduciary duty

Litigation support by an algorithmic trading expert witness could represent either the plaintiff or defendant, and work could include case review, arbitration, expert opinion, an expert report, expert testimony, and/or trial testimony. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, an attorney may request an expert with prior expert witness testimony experience. In addition, clients may seek a financial services expert advisor for pre-litigation consulting services.

While many experts have expertise in algorithmic trading, an expert witness carries the additional responsibility of providing testimony before the court in a manner whereby a juror can understand the litigation matters and evidence.

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Algorithmic Trading Expert Witness - Sample Bios

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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Algorithmic Trading experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Algorithmic Trading landscape.


Expert Witness #214489

This expert is the President and Founder of a preeminent real time trading technologies company. This expert's firm specializes in fast-moving "real-time" financial markets and performing calculations related to them. Since its founding, this expert's firm has had many consulting clients globally including several regulatory bodies, major broker-dealers, large and medium sized banks as well as hedge funds. This expert has also been requested as a specialized expert witness in complex court cases involving real time trading systems, derivatives, structured products, hedge funds and risk management. This expert has given three-day seminars on energy markets to some of the leading power companies in the world. This expert has a PhD in Computer Science and is very well suited to explaining complex software and mathematical issues to lay people.

Among this expert's software products are:

- A real time prediction engine. The Server Program retrieves market data and, in real time, issues predictions to the Client Application(s).

- An iPhone application developed in conjunction with an Options Exchange to be used to retrieve real time options information, calculate and display theoretical prices and hedging parameters.

This expert was a lecturer Master of Science in Financial Mathematics program, Mathematics Department, and has taught numerous courses, seminars, lectures, and talks at various banks, regulatory bodies, and professional seminars around the world on a variety of topics. These presentations are known for combining cutting edge analytics with real world applications and intuitive examples with minimal math. This expert earned a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science, an M.Sc. in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Computer Science. This expert completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Computer Science Department.

This expert is frequently interviewed by the press from around the world.


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Expert Witness #248534

This expert divides time between being an adjunct professorship at a Business School at a major University, and as a consultant. Prior to the consultancy, this expert was a Senior financial Economist and then financial Team Leader at a Federal Reserve Bank. This expert holds a PhD and a Masters in Operations Research. This expert is extremely well published, with over 10 professional publications and has deep experience as an expert witness in financial and trading litigations.


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Expert Witness #248578

This expert is a Certified Regulatory Compliance Professional and brings many years of securities industry expertise to the table. This expert's career includes serving as Chief Compliance Officer of public and private financial services institutions, managing and directing the AML, compliance, controls and risks of various businesses in the financial services industry and years of sales and management in other retail businesses. This expert held Municipal Principal responsibilities at financial services and supervised options business at financial services institutions as either Senior Registered Option Principal or Compliance Registered Option Principal. This expert served on the FINRA Committee that created the Operations Professional Series 99 and is a frequent panelist and facilitator at industry conferences and regional and national meetings. This expert is well-prepared to serve as an expert witness for financial services institutions from testifying as the company representative for three financial services institutions in 15 arbitrations. To remain prepared for paid board service this expert is trained in SOX requirements.


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Expert Witness #248638

This expert is one of the few professional, independent financial expert witnesses in banking, corporate securities, trading, derivatives, client/bank disputes and market misconduct. This expert has been appointed to provide research reports and Court evidence for a wide range of complex financial litigation and arbitration cases from Hong Kong to the US. This expert has reviewed the cases of both Plaintiffs and Defendants, in civil and criminal disputes, including those involving synthetic derivatives, insider trading, mis-selling, misuse of information, employment contracts, shareholder agreements, loan documents, disputes between banks and clients, setting of pricing, and determination of quantum. This expert has a great deal of experience sifting evidence in the field of market misconduct, frequently being appointed by the Regulators - or indeed appointed by the defendants. This expert is a Practicing Member of the Academy of Experts.

This expert is very familiar with the financial markets, having been a stockbroker, fund manager and private banker involved with sales, trading, investment management and banking. This expert has very strong and current technical skills, including managing directly invested long and hedge funds and funds in many asset classes, including bonds. This expert is a sought-after financial commentator, is frequently published in national and international newspapers, and has appeared on television broadcasts throughout the world.

This expert has established several compliance departments and implemented such processes. This expert is an SFC Type 1, 4 and 9 Responsible Officer and is qualified to run Authorized Funds through types 4 and 9. This expert operates as an investment management consultant through the firm, whose clients include investing institutions, Fund Boards, expert witness panels, and securities organizations.


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Expert Witness #250053

This expert holds an MBA in International Business/Finance and a BS in Electronic Engineering. This expert holds patents for FX and credit process management and is a consultant to banks and financial institutions focusing on process and technology. As an expert witness in intellectual property matters, this expert has opined on new technologies, and banking processes in PTO appeals and District Court matters. None of this expert's cases have come to trial, but this expert has successfully provided deposition testimony. This expert has focused on OTC traded products, foreign exchange, automated trading technology and other processes. Before becoming an industry consultant this expert served as COO of a forex broker, and as VP and Director of Business Development with a financial services corporation.


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Expert Witness #209094

This expert is a Computer Scientist and Technology Consultant specializing in Telecommunications, Mobile Network communications, Point of Sale, and Secure financial transactions. This expert brings many years of experience in a diverse set of technologies including Credit Card transaction processing, eWallet validation, Payment Gateways, Point of Sale devices including NFC/RFID, Magnetic Stripe, MST, and Chip readers, and Wireless communications (WiFi, Bluetooth, GSM, and Broadband). This expert also implemented methods for privacy and fraud protection, encrypted wireless communications, tokenization, authentication and authorization.

This expert has been a testifying expert for over 60 cases including patent litigation, ITC, IPRs, and CBMs for secure financial transactions, Point of Sale, Mobile and Wireless payment authentication, providing expert reports, deposition, and trial testimony.

Summary of Related Professional Experience

Developed multiple credit card payment methods and payment gateway solutions for eCommerce clients.

Developed patent claims to cover secure mobile payment transactions and account access using user id authentication. Development of high-speed wireless communications using wifi mesh networks and Bluetooth communications.

Implemented applications for wireless data communications using 802.11 and Bluetooth on wireless, local secure networks. Audio data encryption for VoIP, fax and modem application. Developed Data Transaction Authentication and verification (to identify tampering, or modification).

System Architect and developer of financial systems for:

Online Trading – Developed 1st version of Securities trading system

PDA Trader Access - Wireless retrieval of financial transactions information

Secure online systems for payment transactions and policyholder claims processing


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Expert Witness #221889

This expert is the principal consultant in a consulting firm, which focuses entirely on technology integration for the financial sector. This expert has specific experience in data compression, and in automated trading technologies, market data streaming, data warehousing, market data dissemination and other platforms and protocols used by banks and other financial industry players. Besides accomplishments as an industry consultant, this expert also has hands-on experience as a First Vice President in charge of Information Technology at a major international bank. This expert's litigation support work is limited to a patent infringement litigation centered upon the FIX (trading) protocol. The matter did not progress to deposition or testimony stage.


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Expert Witness #250138

Founder and President of an independent financial technologies consultancy, this expert has designed and managed major management consulting and technology projects for 58 major domestic and foreign banks and Wall Street firms, including the design, purchase, and installation of more than $2.4 billion worth of telecommunications, computer technology, software and specialized hardware. This expert works with the entire spectrum of modern financial services technology, including trading telecommunications and computers, LAN/WAN design, communications cabling, wireless communications, front and back office financial processing systems, security software and devices, and special hardware and software projects of all types. This expert serves as an Expert Witness in telecom and computer matters in state and federal courts, and also does General Management Consulting Engagements, Market Research and Strategic Planning. This expert has both courtroom and deposition experience. A respected designer of original computer hardware and software for the financial services industry, this expert is the inventor of a Wireless Integrated Trading System, a 20Mb/s bandwidth infrared system used for trading room disaster recovery; an electronic office access system, installed in major office buildings nationwide; and a microprocessor system for measuring productivity in 'moving line' situations, installed at shuttle operations at a major airport and various bank branches. This expert completed the systems design and programming of an online foreign exchange trading system for a hedge fund. This expert studied Computer Science, Business Administration, and Electronics Engineering. This expert writes for technical media, and is the author of several books on banking, computers and telecommunications, as well as many articles in the financial press. This expert is a Member of IEEE, AIIE, ASM, and EFTA.


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