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Primary Area of Expertise

Class Action Settlement Valuation

Expert Witness Profile

Dr. Bhagat is a nationally recognized expert on lawsuits concerning
*Damages in securities class action litigation.
*Bankruptcy.
*Event studies.
*Corporate governance and executive compensation.
*Valuation of private corporations.
*Litigation surrounding M&A.

Dr. Bhagat has
*Over 20 years of experience in corporate finance, corporate law, and corporate litigation.
*Over 10 expert witness cases.
*Has advised U.S. government agencies and Fortune 500 companies on corporate governance and corporate law.
*Submitted several amici curiae briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court that were cited in the high court's opinion.

Dr. Bhagat has done expert work on:
*Class actions: event studies, loss valuation, statistical analysis.
*Bankruptcy litigation: fraudulent conveyance, and related actions: solvency; damages; valuation; loss causation.
*Employment disputes: damages in contract dispute; lost earnings.
*Corporate governance and breach of duty: loss causation, event studies, mitigation, valuation, damages.
*Insurance and product liability: sampling and statistical analysis of claims data; loss causation and damages in business interruption claim.
*Intellectual property: lost sales and profits, business trends; reasonable royalty.
*Securities and white-collar crime: loss causation; value relevance; market efficiency; damages; event studies.

Education & Licenses

Ph.D. (Finance; University of Washington), MBA (Finance, Applied Economics; University of Rochester)