Cornerstone Research promotes four to vice president in Los Angeles, New York and Washington

Economic and financial consulting company advances Jiang, Kovacheva, Moran and Shakotko.

San Francisco—Cornerstone Research, a leading provider of economic and financial consulting and expert testimony, has announced the promotions of four senior officials to the role of vice president: Iris Jiang, Penka Kovacheva, Nicole Moran and Anna Shakotko.

It is a particular pleasure to recognize four women as they join Cornerstone Research’s rich history of leading women and exemplify the firm’s next generation of outstanding finance and economics professionals.

“We congratulate these exceptional individuals on their promotions to company officers,” said Yesim Richardson, president of Cornerstone Research. “Throughout their respective careers, they have made valuable contributions to the growth of our firm, providing cutting-edge expertise to our clients, supporting high-profile matter experts, and serving in important roles within the firm. It is a particular pleasure to recognize four women as they join Cornerstone Research’s rich history of leading women and exemplify the next generation of outstanding business economics and finance professionals.”

More information about the firm’s new vice presidents appears below.

iris jiang specializes in accounting and finance. Dr. Jiang leads large teams that work with leading experts who testify to discuss issues of capital market accounting, equity and debt market investing, structured products, and company valuation. He co-leads Cornerstone Research’s initiatives related to Rule 10b-5 and Section 11 matters, and consults clients on matters related to market efficiency, the impact of pricing, Comcast, materiality, causality of losses and damages. He has experience in all phases of litigation, including class certification, merits, and trial, as well as arbitrations, regulatory investigations, and enforcement actions. Dr. Jiang is based in Washington.

Penka Kovacheva specializes in litigation and regulatory investigations within the life sciences and healthcare industries. In addition to being an expert witness, Dr. Kovacheva works with academic experts and lawyers, and leads large teams to perform complex economic and statistical analyzes on a variety of topics within these industries. She has extensive experience in antitrust litigation and merger investigations, as well as matters involving alleged product misrepresentation, product liability, statistical sampling, and intellectual property. Dr. Kovacheva is based in Los Angeles.

Nicole M. Moran specializes in commodity futures and options markets and FinTech-related matters. Dr. Moran co-leads Cornerstone Research’s FinTech group, where she leads teams on government investigations and civil disputes. She has extensive experience in derivatives markets, both for exchange-traded and over-the-counter products involving market manipulation and antitrust allegations. She has appeared on behalf of her clients before regulators at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Department of Justice and the Federal Reserve. Before joining Cornerstone Research, she worked at the CFTC, focusing on agricultural markets. Dr. Moran has her headquarters in Washington.

Anna Shakotko has more than fifteen years of experience supporting clients on complex consumer and economic behavior issues arising in product liability, antitrust, defamation, intellectual property, and tax disputes. Ms. Shakotko has extensive experience in consumer class action lawsuits and private product disputes. Her expertise includes experimental and survey techniques, statistical and econometric analysis, and content analysis. She also specializes in the analysis of intangible assets, particularly in the context of tax disputes. She leads teams on cases in a variety of industries, with a focus on hardware and software technologies, consumer goods, real estate, and agricultural products. Ms. Shakotko has her headquarters in New York.