Stephen O'Neil

Vice President, Co-Practice Leader of Finance

Mr. O’Neil is co-leader of CRA’s Finance Practice. He has twenty-five years of economics consulting experience, with a particular focus on valuation, securities litigation, and damages. He has extensive experience leading teams of consultants in more than twenty appraisal actions and related merger and acquisition litigations filed in Delaware Chancery Court and other jurisdictions.

In securities litigation matters, Mr. O’Neil has worked on behalf of companies, directors and officers, auditors, investment banks, and insurers, and has played an active role in all phases of litigation, including class certification, discovery, materiality and causation, per-share and total damages, mediation, and settlement. He has been retained by insurers in securities litigations to review the damages record and advise them on damages and settlement issues. He testified as an expert witness on damages and settlement issues in an international arbitration. He has managed litigation projects in a variety of industries, including, for example, health insurance, energy infrastructure, financial institutions, financial services, electricity and energy services, pharmaceuticals, consumer packaged goods, software, chemicals, real estate, retail, consumer and business services, precious metals, manufacturing, and high technology.

Selected Engagements

  • 01
    Per Share Inflation Estimate Due to Alleged Inaccuracies
    CRA was retained by counsel for a leading accounting firm in a securities class action litigation filed in United States District Court in the District of...
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  • 02
    Energy Industry Merger Litigation
    CRA was retained by counsel for an energy infrastructure company that had agreed to be acquired by a firm in its industry to provide support in litigation...
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  • 03
    Cigna-Anthem Merger Litigation
    CRA was retained by counsel for Cigna Corporation in a litigation in Delaware Chancery Court arising from its unsuccessful merger with Anthem, Inc. Both...
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