NERA Welcomes Three New Experts

Mon Dec 06 19:00:00 EST 2021

NERA is pleased to announce that three seasoned securities and finance experts have joined the firm’s Chicago office. Adam Warren joins as Managing Director, and Gary Napadov and Jonathan Polonsky as Senior Consultants. Collectively, Mr. Warren, Mr. Napadov, and Mr. Polonsky bring over five decades of experience in economic research and analysis, regulatory and commercial dispute consulting, and expert witness testimony.

Mr. Warren has over three decades of experience as an accomplished and recognized testifying expert. His areas of expertise include analyzing financial, commodity, and complex derivative instruments; trading systems and processes; financial markets and exchanges; technology and operations; and market, credit, and operational risk management of financial, derivative, and commodity products. He has assisted numerous securities, commodity, and derivative exchanges, as well as regulators, brokerage firms, clearing houses, hedge funds, and investment management companies globally. He has testified in federal and state courts, as well as FINRA and other SRO arbitrations. Mr. Warren received his MBA from the University of Chicago.

Mr. Napadov has more than 15 years of experience in financial and economic advisory and litigation consulting. He has testified as an expert in international arbitration and has advised clients before US federal and state courts, as well as SRO arbitration and mediation forums. Drawing on his work with plaintiffs, defendants, and government agencies, Mr. Napadov provides a seasoned perspective as he advises client-counsel across all stages of pre-litigation and litigation.

Mr. Polonsky has nearly 15 years of experience in disputes and matters related to mergers and acquisitions (M&A), damages, and valuation for Fortune 500 companies, governmental institutions, and private companies. He has advised companies in a wide range of industries, including financial services, real estate, and health care. Mr. Polonsky has substantial experience analyzing and calculating damages from lost profits, breaches of fiduciary duty, capital structure changes, and allegations of aiding and abetting fraud.

About NERA

NERA Economic Consulting ( is a global firm of experts dedicated to applying economic, finance, and quantitative principles to complex business and legal challenges. For more than six decades, we have been creating strategies, studies, reports, expert testimony, and policy recommendations for government authorities and the world’s leading law firms and corporations. We bring academic rigor, objectivity, and real-world industry experience to issues arising from competition, regulation, public policy, strategy, finance, and litigation.

NERA’s clients value our ability to apply and communicate state-of-the-art approaches clearly and convincingly, our commitment to deliver unbiased findings, and our reputation for quality and independence. Our clients rely on the integrity and skills of our unparalleled team of economists and other experts backed by the resources and reliability of one of the world’s largest economic consultancies. Continuing our legacy as the first international economic consultancy, NERA serves clients from major cities across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.