Rona Seams has testified as an economic damages expert in federal court and has been involved in and managed numerous other engagements involving financial investigations, economic damages, and business valuations.
- Financial investigation: Performed financial investigation activities in many matters, including the alleged mismanagement of bank investments by its management, the alleged breach of fiduciary duty of FNMA for not detecting fraud perpetrated on an entity selling mortgages to FNMA, the alleged acquisition of life settlement policies through bid rigging, and the alleged trading of securities based on material non-public information.
- Economic damages: Determined damages related to the breach of a non-compete agreement in the equipment leasing industry, the assessment of damages related to the raiding of employees in the securities industry, the calculation of damages related to fraud perpetrated on a temporary staffing company, the damages analysis for the creditors of a large bankrupt energy trading company, the valuation of damages associated with securities fraud, the determination of early contract termination damages in the securities clearing industry, and the calculation of intellectual property damages across many industries.
- Business valuation: Analyzed the net worth of a company to pay an award of punitive damages, the solvency of a regional acute care hospital, the solvency of a temporary staffing company, and conducted valuation on a proprietary trading firm and an energy storage and distribution company.
Prior to joining Charles River Associates, Ms. Seams operated her own consulting firm specializing in project finance, contract analysis, and sales and risk management. Additionally, she worked in the energy industry in various roles ranging from rate analyst, market analyst, sales representative, and management consultant.