Michael Mayer

Vice President

Michael G. Mayer, CFA, CFE, has served as an expert in hundreds of assignments over his more than 30 years as a consultant. This work has included numerous business valuation assignments and claims for economic loss in a range of business, banking, securities, derivatives and insurance disputes.

Mr. Mayer has been most actively involved in the analyzing trading activity and determination of damages in cases involving allegations of securities fraud, insider trading, breach of fiduciary duty, broker/dealer litigation, failed mergers/acquisitions, bankruptcy, lender liability, inadequate disclosures, and shareholder disputes. He is regularly called upon to analyze complex securities and explain their structures. 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.

Mr. Mayer has testified as an expert more than 100 times in US Federal and State Courts, AAA, JAMS, and FINRA arbitrations, International Arbitration forums, 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 addition, Mr. Mayer has served as a guest instructor at the Securities and Exchange Commission, the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, the FFIEC’s Advanced White Collar Crime Conference, and 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.

Selected engagements

  • 01
    Analyzed excess costs to 401(k) plans
    CRA’s financial markets expert served as an expert witness to analyze alleged excess costs to 401(k) plans due to revenue sharing. Our expert assessed damages...
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  • 02
    Auction rate securities (ARS) regulatory investigations
    Both during and prior to the credit crisis events of 2008, a variety of regulatory and civil litigation matters emerged related to allegations of market...
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  • 03
    A large number of CDOs experienced losses during the 2008 Financial Crisis, and this has led to litigation between the parties involved. CRA experts have vast...
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