White Collar, Investigations and Enforcement in the US

Capabilities and Services

NERA economists have extensive experience in applying quantitative economic analysis in white collar criminal investigations and litigation. Our global reach and expertise enable us to support firms around the world in all economic aspects of white collar matters, including responding to market abuse investigations, defending enforcement actions, providing expert testimony, and quantifying regulatory impacts and risks.

We frequently assist clients in responding to formal investigations and requests for data and analyses from regulatory entities, such as the Division of Enforcement at the SEC, the DOJ, the offices of State Attorneys General, and self-regulatory organizations such as FINRA. Our capabilities include the construction and analysis of large and complex transaction databases, analysis and implementation of computerized surveillance procedures, and preparation of summary materials in response to regulators’ requests. NERA experts’ analysis of damages and disgorgement measures aids clients in negotiating settlement agreements. We can assist clients facing issues arising under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the UK Bribery Act, and other anti-corruption laws by offering a more sophisticated economic approach to determining the true “value” of an alleged bribe.