Michael Mayer

Michael Mayer

Vice President
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Michael G. Mayer is a Vice President of Charles River Associates.  He has performed numerous business valuation assignments and has evaluated numerous claims for economic loss in a range of business, banking, securities, derivatives and insurance disputes.  He has also performed financial investigations of brokerage firms, hedge funds, savings and loans, banks, and insurance companies as well as in whistleblower, insider trading, and FCPA matters.  He has testified as an expert in International Arbitration forums, US Federal and State Courts, AAA and FINRA arbitrations, and the Bahamian Supreme Court.  Mr. Mayer’s testimony has addressed financial and economic issues including investment suitability and trading, portfolio management, valuation, lost profits, loss of principal and prejudgment interest.

In litigation matters, Mr. Mayer has been most actively involved in the determination of damages in securities fraud and breach of fiduciary duty cases, broker/dealer litigation, failed mergers/acquisitions, bankruptcy, lender liability, and shareholder disputes.  He is regularly called upon to analyze complex securities and explain their structures.  Additionally, he has significant experience in other areas of commercial litigation including antitrust, accountant’s liability, breach of contract, business interruption, and insurance.  He has assisted counsel with respect to discovery and document management, deposition and cross-examination assistance and trial exhibit preparation.

Outside of litigation, Mr. Mayer regularly consults on financial issues relating to mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and licensing.  He has analyzed and negotiated deal structures on behalf of clients in a broad range of industries ranging from pharmaceuticals to industrial rubber products.  Additionally, he has performed business and intangible asset valuations for some of the largest companies in the country.  Mr. Mayer has been widely quoted in the press including the Wall Street Journal, CFO Magazine, Inside Counsel Magazine, Securities Law360, and the Chicago Tribune, among others.


MBA, Finance and Management, Northwestern University--Kellogg
BS, Marketing & Management Policy, Indiana University