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Mark L. Berenblut

Affiliated Consultant

Contact

Toronto
Tel: +1 416 868 7311
Fax: +1 416 815 3342

New York City
Tel: +1 917 475 0020
Fax: +1 212 345 4650

London
Tel: +44 20 7659 8644
Fax: +44 20 7659 8501

Email: mark.berenblut.affiliate@nera.com
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Education

CPA, CA 
Investigative Forensic Accountant (IFA)
Fellow Chartered Business Valuator (FCBV)
Accredited Senior Appraiser (Business Valuation) (ASA)
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
CFLSE National Senior Advisor
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants - Certified in Financial Forensics (AICPA-CFF)
BSc with Honors, in economics, London School of Economics, University of London

Experience

Mr. Berenblut provides expertise in the areas of economics, finance, business valuation, accounting, and financial investigation. He has provided expert reports and trial and tribunal testimony in Canada, the US, and Europe, and in regulatory and arbitration hearings for complex matters involving economic damage quantification, insolvency and restructuring, securities and other class actions, financial investigation, intellectual property, and securities and business valuation.

International Arbitration
Mr. Berenblut has provided expert evidence before arbitrators and panels in the US, Canada, and Israel examining disputes in the areas of pharmaceutical patents, shareholder disputes, post-acquisition, and other contract disputes. He has also provided economic evidence before the European Court of Human Rights. Mr. Berenblut is recognized as a leading expert witness in arbitration by Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2020.

Business Valuation/Intellectual Property
Mr. Berenblut specialises in providing business, securities, and intellectual property valuation and damage analysis in commercial, IP, and other disputes. His expertise includes the valuation of securities and business interests, brands, establishing royalty rates, patent portfolio valuation, valuation of intangibles, and other IP. He was recognized as a Fellow by the CBV Institute. He was a member of the Editorial Board of The Journal of Business Valuation and of the subcommittee of the CBV Institute’s Professional Practice Committee that revised the Institute’s Code of Ethics.

Bankruptcy and Insolvency, Securities and Finance, and White Collar Criminal Litigation
Mr. Berenblut provides expertise in insolvency and restructuring matters, particularly where they intersect with forensic investigation, business valuation, and economic damage quantification. He has been retained for leading insolvency cases including matters related to the bankruptcies of Nortel, the Stanford Investment Bank, Enron, and Olympia and York Developments.

Mr. Berenblut has also been retained on behalf of insurers, directors and officers, and boards in connection with numerous securities class action cases in Canada and the US, as well as in regulatory hearings.

A graduate of The London School of Economics, Mr. Berenblut’s professional certifications include Accredited Senior Appraiser, CPA, Fellow Chartered Business Valuator, Certified Mediator, Certified Fraud Examiner, FCA (UK), and AICPA-CFF. He is recognized by the Academy of Experts, and is the co-author/author of two books: The Litigator’s Guide to Expert Witnesses and Proving Economic Loss. Mr. Berenblut was a Managing Partner of a US venture capital investment fund, a bio science fund, and a member of the investment committees of several major charitable foundations.

Languages

French

Title Type Author
Trends in Canadian Securities Class Actions: 2015 Update Report By Bradley A. Heys and Mark L. Berenblut
Trends in Canadian Securities Class Actions: 2014 Update; The Docket Continues to Gro... Report By Bradley A. Heys, Jacob Dwhytie, and Mark L. Berenblut
Trends in Canadian Securities Class Actions: 2013 Update; Filings Steady, Law in Flux... Report By Bradley A. Heys, Jacob Dwhytie, and Mark L. Berenblut
Trends in Canadian Securities Class Actions: 2012 Update Pace of Filings and Settleme... Report By Bradley Heys and Mark L. Berenblut
Trends In Canadian Securities Class Actions: 2011 Update Report By Bradley Heys and Mark L. Berenblut
Trends in Canadian Securities Class Actions: 2010 Update Report By Bradley A. Heys, Tara K. Singh, and Mark L. Berenblut
Trends in Canadian Securities Class Actions: 2009 Update Report By Bradley Heys and Mark L. Berenblut
Trends in Canadian Securities Class Actions: 1997-2008, Canada Strikes its Own Course Published Article By Bradley A. Heys, Svetlana Starykh, and Mark L. Berenblut