Factors affecting variations in securities class action claims rates
Claims rates are of interest to parties to the settlement process. Average claims rates, which are well below 100%, suggest either that plaintiffs’ class-wide...
Aaron Dolgoff, CFA, is a testifying and consulting expert specializing in disputes related to securities valuation, damages, compensation, and financial markets.
He has over 25 years of experience as an economic consultant in dispute settings and as a management consultant specializing in corporate finance, valuation, strategy and compensation issues. Mr. Dolgoff has provided expert opinions and consulting advice in domestic and international arbitrations, in U.S. litigation (federal and state courts), and in administrative proceedings.
Mr. Dolgoff has significant experience in securities litigation, such as advising on class certification, loss causation, damages, or settlement analyses related to Rule 10(b)-5 and Section 11 matters, as well as related derivative lawsuits. His experience in insider trading disputes includes matters focused on materiality of information disclosures and evaluation of defendants’ trading behaviors. Mr. Dolgoff also has experience in investigations and disputes related to market manipulation, such as allegations of collusion to manipulate the price of precious metals, and allegations of spoofing in trading of precious metals futures.
Mr. Dolgoff’s expertise in commercial and investment disputes focuses on quantum of lost value or lost profits due to breach of contract, breach of warranties or representations, defamation, tortious interference, direct and indirect expropriation in investment treaty arbitrations. He has also applied valuation expertise in appraisal actions and merger & acquisition disputes.
Mr. Dolgoff also has expertise related to executive and lost compensation matters. He has testified or advised clients dealing with disputes related to equity compensation, lost compensation in employment disputes, and executive compensation incentives in M&A and securities litigation disputes.