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Robert Patton

Associate Director

Contact

Toronto
Tel: +1 416 868 7318
Fax: +1 416 815 3332

London
Tel: +44 20 7659 8620
Fax: +44 20 7659 8621

New York City
Tel: +1 212 345 3269
Fax: +1 212 345 4650

Email: robert.patton@nera.com
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Education

MSc in economics and economic history, London School of Economics
BA in economics and BA in history, University of Michigan

Experience

Robert Patton is an Associate Director in NERA's Securities and Finance Practice.  He provides advice and testimony in the areas of economics, finance, and valuation, in the context of litigation, international arbitration, and regulatory enforcement. 

Mr Patton has submitted expert evidence in English High Court and Ontario Superior Court.  He has directed analyses of damages and has assisted in the preparation of expert reports for submission to English High Court, Canadian provincial courts, Irish Commercial Court, US federal and state courts, the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands, and international arbitration venues including ICC, SIAC, ICSID, PCA and tribunals convened under UNCITRAL rules.

In securities class actions and other collective actions by investors, Mr Patton has examined issues relating to damages quantification, causation of loss, the price sensitivity of information, the share price impact of alleged accounting misstatements, market efficiency, class certification and settlement prediction.

In commercial disputes, Mr Patton has analysed loss of profit claims, damages arising from breach of contract, damages from minority shareholder oppression, consequential damages, and the appropriate rate of pre-judgement interest. Mr. Patton has also assessed damages from expropriation and from breaches of Fair and Equitable Treatment, as well as other issues arising in investment treaty disputes.

In financial services disputes and enforcement, Mr Patton has analysed damages and causation in disputes involving hedge funds and other collective investment vehicles, and has carried out economic analyses relating to alleged mis-selling and market abuse.

Mr Patton holds a master's degree from the London School of Economics and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder. He is listed in the “Who's Who Legal: Consulting Experts Guide” where he is described as an up-and-coming expert who is “creative, dependable and professional” and who “operates very well in cross-border contexts”.

Title Type Author
Trends in Regulatory Enforcement in UK Financial Markets 2015/16 Year-End Report Report By Robert Patton, Erin McHugh, Giulio Renzi-Ricci, and Marcin Pruski
Trends in Regulatory Enforcement in UK Financial Markets 2015/16 Mid-Year Report Report By Robert Patton and Marcin Pruski
Trends in Regulatory Enforcement in UK Financial Markets 2014/15 Mid-Year Report Working Paper By Robert Patton
Thin Capitalisation: An Issue That Should Not Be Looked At Thinly Published Article By Amanda Pletz, Dr. Emmanuel Llinares, and Robert Patton
FSA Calendar Year-End Update 2012 Report By Robert Patton et al.
Recent Trends in US Securities Class Actions against Non-US Companies Book Chapter By Robert Patton
Trends in Regulatory Enforcement in UK Financial Markets: Fiscal Year 2011/12 Report By Robert Patton et al.
Recent Trends in Securities Class Action Litigation: 2011 Year-End Review Report By Dr. Jordan Milev, Robert Patton, Svetlana Starykh et al.
ETFs: Overview and Recent Issues Brief By Dr. Patrick Conroy, Dr. James Overdahl, Robert Patton, and Raymund Wong
Recent Trends in Securities Class Action Litigation: 2011 Mid-Year Review Working Paper By Dr. Jordan Milev, Robert Patton, and Svetlana Starykh