Mukesh Bajaj

Senior Consultant to CRA

Dr. Mukesh Bajaj is a Senior Consultant in CRA’s Finance Practice. Dr. Bajaj is a testifying expert and has managed hundreds of consulting and litigation support assignments involving economic and financial issues.

His areas of expertise include: securities fraud, valuation of complex derivatives and intellectual property, insider trading, financial market microstructure, intangible assets, transfer pricing, interests in closely-held firms, warrants, restricted stock and other complex contingent securities, and purchase price allocation studies. He was previously Managing Director and Global Head of the Securities & Finance Practice at Navigant. Prior to that, Dr. Bajaj founded AFE Consulting and served as its President. Dr. Bajaj has also consulted on financial strategy and acquisition analysis.
Dr. Bajaj has testified in various Federal and State Courts, the Superior Court of California, the State Board of Equalization in California, the U.S. Tax Court, arbitrations, mediations and in IRS Appeals proceedings. He has also testified in Canadian and Australian courts, testified in JAMS arbitration and filed an expert report in the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes.

In addition to his consulting work, Dr. Bajaj has taught corporate finance, investments, and financial engineering courses in the MBA and Masters in Financial Engineering programs at the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to his consulting practice, He was an assistant professor of finance and business economics at the University of Southern California where he taught undergraduate and graduate courses in finance. Dr. Bajaj is the recipient of several teaching awards and scholastic honors and has published several articles in leading academic and applied journals, such as The Journal of Finance, The Journal of Financial Economics, The Journal of Financial Research, The Journal of Applied Finance, International Economic Review, Research in Finance, and Research in Law and Economics.

Selected engagements

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    Analysis of a major bank’s US$12 Billion subprime mortgage-backed credit derivative portfolio and potential stock inflation due to alleged disclosure defects
    In a recently settled Canadian securities class action dating back to 2008, plaintiffs alleged that Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (“CIBC” or “the Bank”)...
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