Accounting Expert Dr. Jerry Arnold Joins NERA Economic Consulting as Special Consultant

17 November 2011

New York -- NERA Economic Consulting, a leading global provider of economic advice and analysis in business, legal, and regulatory matters, announced today that Dr. Jerry Arnold has affiliated with the firm as a Special Consultant in its Global Securities and Finance Practice.

Dr. Arnold, a professor of accounting at the University of Southern California, is a leading expert on accounting issues, particularly those related to compliance with US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules. He has served many times as an expert witness in commercial litigation focusing on SEC and accounting issues, as well as matters involving valuation and assessment of damages. He has also been retained by the SEC and the US Department of Justice as an expert on accounting and disclosure issues, and has advised several companies on SEC compliance issues.

"We are pleased that Dr. Arnold has decided to affiliate with NERA," said Dr. Robert Mackay, NERA Senior Vice President and Securities and Finance Practice chair. "As SEC and accounting rules have become more complex, compliance and related litigation have become increasingly important issues. Dr. Arnold's expertise and experience in these areas represent an invaluable asset to NERA and our clients."

In addition to serving on the faculty at the University of Southern California, Dr. Arnold has taught at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of Michigan, and the University of Missouri. He was also the founding director of the SEC and Financial Reporting Institute, which promotes interaction among policymakers, their constituencies, and researchers in academia.

Dr. Arnold has published extensively in business and academic journals and monographs, and has spoken widely at conferences and before government bodies.

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