RSA is a boutique financial litigation consulting firm founded in 2010 and is based in Bethesda, MD. RSA provides financial and economic consulting, expert witness testimony and advisory services to nationally recognized law firms through all phases of complex financial and securities litigation (class action & opt-out) matters. We offer unmatched subject matter expertise in the areas of Finance, Securities, and Capital Markets and strive to provide counsel with customized litigation support services. RSA experts are experienced and established witnesses that have provided expert testimony in several landmark finance and securities litigation matters.

RSA’s financial litigation consulting services
are centered around three key areas:

[icon_box icon=”” border=”0″ title=”I. Capital Markets Activities, Structured Financial Transactions (SFTs), and Derivatives” image=”170″]RSA experts advise counsel and provide expert testimony with issues pertaining to: SFTs, management oversight and internal controls at financial institutions; and the assessment of credit, market and operational risks of financial products. We have extensive industry-specific experience and provide expert testimony in complex litigation in the areas of structured finance, including securitization and credit enhancement mechanisms, in ABS, MBS, CDOs, CMO, and CLOs.[/icon_box]
[icon_box icon=”” border=”0″ title=”II. Mutual Fund & Investment Suitability Class Action Litigation” image=”171″]RSA experts advise counsel and provide expert testimony in Defined-Benefit (Pension), Defined Contribution (401(k), 403(b)) and Trust related cases. We also provide analysis and expert testimony regarding investment suitability as well as advisory and testimony on due diligence enforcement and applicability on hedge fund investments.[/icon_box]
[icon_box icon=”” border=”0″ title=”III. Private Securities Class Action and Opt-Out Litigation” image=”172″]RSA experts advise counsel and provide expert testimony in securities fraud cases brought under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Exchange Act of 1934. We provide analysis and expert testimony on matters of class certification, loss causation and devise plans of allocation. We have extensive experience calculating economic damages in the aggregate, based on event study analysis and the application of robust statistical analysis to evaluate price impact.[/icon_box]

Nessim Mezrahi
RSA FOUNDER & PRINCIPAL

Expert in financial and securities class action litigation.
Previously, founding Principal of Nathan Associates’ Financial Litigation practice.
Corporate audit and finance experience at GE Capital.

Stephen E. Christophe, Ph.D.
RSA EXPERT
FINANCE & SECURITIES

Qualified as an expert witness in U.S. District Courts.
Professor of Finance at George Mason University.
Expertise: Securities (market efficiency) and equity short-selling.

Joel Finard
RSA EXPERT
CAPITAL MARKETS & SFTs

Qualified and testified as an expert witness in U.S. District Courts, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, U.S. Tax Court, and a Canadian Tax Court.
Expertise: Structured Financial and Capital Markets Transactions, Economics of Capital Markets, Derivative Products, Structured Finance, Financial Risk Management in Financial Institutions.

Steve Pomerantz, Ph.D.
RSA EXPERT
INVESTMENTS & SECURITIES

Qualified and testified as an expert witness in U.S. District Courts.
Expertise: Mutual Fund Fees, Investment Suitability, Defined Contribution Plans, Defined Benefit Plans, ETFs, Hedge Fund Risk and Performance.

RSA’s Experts’ Notable Case Experience

Steve Christophe, Ph.D., Expert Testimony in Daniel McIntire v. China MediaExpress Holdings Inc. et al., U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York – 2014.

Joel Finard, Expert Testimony, in Salem Financial, INC. as successor-in-interest to Branch Investments LLC v. United States of America; U.S. Court of Federal Claims – April 2013.

Joel Finard, Expert Testimony in Re: Schering-Plough Corporation v. United States of America; U.S. District Court, District of NJ – February 2008.

Joel Finard, Expert Testimony in Re: McKesson Canada Corporation (Appellant) and Her Majesty the Queen (Respondent); Tax Court of Canada – November 2011.

Joel Finard, Expert Testimony in Re: Enron Corporation Securities Litigation; Mark Newby, et al. Individually and On Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated vs. Enron Corp., et al., U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas Houston Division – April 2006.

Nessim Mezrahi, Securities Expert in ITT Educational Services, Inc. Securities Litigation, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York – 2015.

Nessim Mezrahi, Securities Expert in Maine State Retirement System, et al. v. Countrywide Financial Corp., et al., U.S. District Court, Central District of California – 2010 – 2011.

Nessim Mezrahi, Securities Expert in Boilermakers National Annuity Trust Fund, et al. v. WAMU Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, et al. U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington at Seattle – 2010 – 2011.

Nessim Mezrahi, Securities Expert in New Jersey Carpenters Vacation Fund, et al. v. The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, et al., U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York – 2010 – 2011.

Steve Pomerantz, Ph.D., Expert Testimony, Irving H. Picard v. Katz et al., U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York – January 2012.

Steve Pomerantz, Ph.D., Expert Testimony, Direct and Cross-Examination Testimony in Kennedy et al. v. ABB Inc., et al., U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, November 2008 – January 2010.

Steve Pomerantz, Ph.D., Expert Testimony, Direct and Cross-Examination Testimony in Tibble et al v. Edison Intl. et al., U.S. District Court, Central District of California, May – October 2009.

Steve Pomerantz, Ph.D., Expert Testimony in Jones et al. v. Harris Associates LP, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois – February 2006.

More information forthcoming