Ran Wei

Vice President

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Chicago

Education

Ph.D., insurance and risk management, and M.A., statistics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; B.A., computer science, economics, and mathematics, Ohio Wesleyan University

Summary of Experience

Dr. Wei specializes in securities economics, finance, accounting, and valuation in the context of litigation. She has extensive experience managing case teams in a wide range of litigation and consulting matters. She has worked closely with attorneys, experts, and clients in all phases of the litigation process, including case strategy, discovery, expert reports and presentation, deposition, and trial. Dr. Wei has evaluated liability and loss causation issues and estimated damages in complex securities, mutual fund, and ERISA matters; conducted cost accounting and financial statement analyses; assessed the merits of class certification; conducted settlement prediction analyses; and assisted companies in distributing settlement awards. Her work spans a variety of industries, including financial services, mortgage banking, insurance, real estate, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, automotive, and tobacco. 

Dr. Wei's research has included modeling corporate risk exposure and estimating securities market effects of regulation and firm disclosures. She has published articles in several peer-reviewed publications, including the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Journal of Banking and Finance, and the Journal of Operational Risk. Dr. Wei was previously a director at Navigant Economics and Chicago Partners, LLC.