Ph.D. and M.A., economics, Cornell University
Summary of Experience
Dr. Chamberlain specializes in analysis of complex litigation issues involving securities, banks, and thrifts. Until October 2005, Dr. Chamberlain was a managing director in equity research at Jefferies & Company, Inc. covering financial services -- primarily banks, thrifts, market makers, and traders. Prior to joining Jefferies, she was a vice president at Wedbush Morgan, a Los Angeles-based securities firm specializing in West Coast companies. Dr. Chamberlain previously served as vice chair of NewAmerica Savings, where she directed all financial, operations, and regulatory aspects of the bank. Prior to her board participation at NewAmerica, she was executive vice president and director of strategic planning at Glendale Federal Bank, now part of Citigroup. There she chaired the Asset/Liability Committee and was a member of the Operating and Investment Committees. While at Glendale, Dr. Chamberlain was appointed to the Thrift Institutions Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and the Real Estate Advisory Board for the University of California, Berkeley.
Before joining Glendale, Dr. Chamberlain was chief economist and director of Policy and Economic Research at the Federal Home Loan Bank Board. That office was responsible for providing financial analysis to the board on fixed income and mortgage markets and the thrift industry, as well as forecasts of the costs of thrift failures to the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation. While at the Bank Board, Dr. Chamberlain authored Agenda for Reform, which examined the changes needed in the nation's deposit insurance and regulatory systems to guarantee their viability in a deregulated and highly competitive world. In addition, she has authored numerous articles on mortgage finance, housing, and measuring the equity value of thrifts.
Bruce A. Strombom