Derivatives Expert Witnesses
What is a derivatives expert witness?
Derivatives expert witness candidates typically have a background in securities law, securities regulation, and/or financial markets. While many professionals have expertise in securities matters, an expert witness carries the additional responsibility of providing testimony before the court in a manner whereby a judge and jury can understand the litigation matter and evidence.
What types of cases require a derivatives expert witness?
Securities are tradable financial assets, and can be categorized into three main types:
- Debt securities (for example – banknotes, bonds and debentures)
- Equity securities (for example – common stocks)
- Derivatives (for example – forwards, futures, options, and swaps)
Financial derivatives are agreements that establish value through the value of an underlying asset. Derivatives have no value of their own, but depend on the asset to which they are linked. case involves a credit derivative, interest rate swaps, derivatives trading, complex securities, hedge fund issues, mortgage backed securities, mutual funds, or any matter in the world of financial investments.
Derivatives expert witness case examples
Representative matters that call for an expert in financial derivatives litigation involve issues pertaining to:
- insider trading,
- securities arbitration,
- securities fraud,
- mortgage backed securities,
- investment banking,
- financial services intellectual property,
- fiduciary duty, and
- securities class action.
What litigation support work might a derivatives expert witness be expected to perform?
Litigation support by a derivatives expert could represent either the plaintiff or defendant, and work could include case reviews, arbitrations, research and authoring expert reports, expert testimony, and/or courtroom testimony. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request a specialist with prior expert witness testimony experience. In addition, counsel may seek a derivatives expert or investment advisor for pre-litigation consulting services.
Cahn Litigation Services is the expert witness placement service provider of choice by law firm clients to locate an expert witness that can support securities and other financial services matters. Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search for a derivatives expert witness around quickly, providing the right balance of expertise and testimony experience.
Derivatives Expert Witness - Representative Bios
Please Note: All Cahn Litigation expert witness searches are customized to attorneys' precise specifications and preferences. Attorneys are encouraged to discuss search parameters with a Cahn search specialist.
The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Derivatives experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Derivatives landscape.