M.B.A., strategic management and operations management, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; M.A., international economics and finance, Lemberg School, Brandeis University; B.A., economics, Brandeis University
Summary of Experience
Mr. Decter specializes in the application of microeconomics, finance, and data analysis to complex securities and antitrust litigation and business strategy cases, most notably in matters related to residential mortgage-backed securities, collateralized debt obligations and credit default swaps, residential mortgage lending, mortgage reinsurance, commercial insurance, private equity, and payment cards. He has conducted damages analyses, and supported multiple experts in the areas of statistical sampling, loan and securities underwriting, damages, and loss causation.
Mr. Decter's business litigation experience focuses on finance matters in which he has managed large case teams and data sets in working with testifying experts. He supported academic affiliates in their examination of class certification issues related to commonality, predominance, and causation in In re Countrywide Financial Corp. Mortgage Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation, a mortgage marketing matter in which the plaintiff's motion for class certification was denied. Mr. Decter also supported an expert in filing a report on behalf of the defendants in New Jersey Carpenters Vacation Fund et al. v. The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc et al., a case that marked the first major ruling on class certification among the numerous mortgage-backed securities actions pending in courts across the country at the time. He has also conducted damages analyses and worked with experts in numerous securities, antitrust, and intellectual property cases. Mr. Decter's business strategy engagements related to strategic pricing, portfolio management, and economic cost studies have spanned multiple industries, including pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, information technology, and manufacturing.
Prior to joining Analysis Group, Mr. Decter was a management consultant in the telecommunications industry. He also has several years of telecommunications industry experience in strategic planning, business development, and product management.
Econometrics: Legal, Practical, and Technical Issues (Second Edition)
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The Annals of Pharmacotherapy 2008 Jan;42(1):16-23.
Assessing Conflict, Impact, and Common Methods of Proof in Intermediate Indirect-Purchaser Class Action Litigation
Newsletter of the Economics Committee of the ABA's Antitrust Section