Nicole Moran gives monetary and financial evaluation in advanced business litigation and regulatory proceedings. She helps consultants in getting ready for deposition and trial testimony. Her expertise spans a number of industries, together with power, agriculture, FX, shopper lending, and electronics. Dr. Moran has a number one function in Cornerstone Analysis’s analysis on cryptocurrency exchanges, by-product contracts and preliminary coin choices. Her case expertise consists of arbitration, regulatory investigations, market manipulation, antitrust, shopper finance, and monetary establishments.
Dr. Moran focuses emphasis is on by-product markets for each exchange-traded and over-the-counter merchandise that contain buying and selling exercise, order e book information, and analysis of market design that have an effect on market participant habits. She has intensive expertise working with quite a lot of various kinds of giant, advanced transactional datasets from monetary establishments. On behalf of purchasers, she has appeared earlier than enforcement staffs on the U.S. Division of Justice, the Federal Reserve, and the U.S. Commodity Futures Buying and selling Fee (CFTC).
In instances associated to market manipulation and antitrust, Dr. Moran has:
Analyzed buying and selling in overseas trade merchandise by one of many high overseas trade broker-dealers dealing with multinational investigations of collusion and manipulation of overseas trade markets
Analyzed buying and selling in rate of interest derivatives by a serious multinational financial institution below investigation in a number of international locations for doable manipulation of LIBOR and related monetary benchmarks
On behalf of quite a few crude oil buying and selling firms, analyzed bodily and monetary product buying and selling exercise in response to authorities buying and selling investigation
On behalf of a futures trade, investigated buying and selling and positions in response to a authorities investigation
On behalf of a giant meals firm, investigated buying, manufacturing, and hedging habits in response to authorities and civil proceedings
On behalf of a joint protection, investigated price-fixing allegations for oblique purchasers of optical disk drives
Analyzed valuation of municipal bonds
Analyzed and developed rebuttal arguments concerning antitrust claims and market manipulation claims introduced in civil instances
Dr. Moran leads the agency’s analysis associated to evaluation of U.S. pure gasoline transactions from FERC Kind 552 submissions. She has revealed chapters in numerous books, together with “Agriculture” in Commodities: Markets, Efficiency, and Methods, Oxford College Press and “Bubbles, Meals Costs, and Hypothesis: Proof from the CFTC’s Each day Giant Dealer Knowledge Recordsdata” in The Economics of Meals Value Volatility, College of Chicago Press. Her analysis has additionally been revealed in main journals, together with the Journal of Futures and the Journal of Agricultural and Utilized Economics.
Previous to becoming a member of Cornerstone Analysis, Dr. Moran was a analysis economist on the CTFC, the place she performed statistical and econometric analyses on by-product markets and agricultural futures.