Arthur P. Baines

Vice President, Co-Practice Leader of Financial Economics

The work of Mr. Baines generally involves analysis of economic and financial condition, development of financial and econometric models, evaluation of financial performance, the evaluation of consumer credit lending and fair lending practices, the study of underlying information systems, and the migration and development of large analytic databases.

Mr. Baines has considerable experience assisting clients in complex, multi-district class action litigations on issues related to class certification, liability, and damages. Mr. Baines has assisted numerous clients in the design, implementation, and monitoring of governance and compliance programs related to conflicts of interest, financial disclosure, and various consent decrees. This work has encompassed many companies in a wide range of industries and has been performed for the purpose of improving financial management and reporting, evaluating financial decisions, and determining liability and damages in adversarial proceedings. Mr. Baines has issued expert reports in a variety of adversarial forms and testified on matters relating to causality and damages.

Selected Engagements

  • 01
    Expert on behalf of automobile manufacturer
    Served as an expert witness for a major automobile manufacturer alleged by a franchised dealer to utilize a sales performance metric that was unreasonable,...
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  • 02
    Automobile financing alleged monopolization
    CRA consultants advised counsel to Credit Acceptance Corporation (CAC) in defending litigation regarding alleged monopolization in the used automobile...
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  • 03
    Indirect lending—regulation and litigation
    CRA provided fair lending analyses for a major automotive lender in response to a DOJ investigation and separate class action litigation. The DOJ closed the...
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Credentials