C. Paul Wazzan, Ph.D., heads Berkeley Research Group’s Century City (Los Angeles) office. Dr. Wazzan specializes in providing financial, economic, and statistical expertise in the following areas:
- Complex damages (e.g., breach of contract, fraud, false advertising)
- Finance (e.g., valuation, corporate finance, securities fraud/10b-5, option valuation, class certification, pricing of mortgage risk and MBS/CDOs, commodities price manipulation)
- Intellectual property (e.g., patent and trademark infringement, theft of trade secrets)
- Labor and employment (e.g., managerial misclassification, wage and hour, discrimination)
- Antitrust and competition policy (e.g., market definition, merger analysis, predatory pricing, price-fixing, exclusionary conduct, price discrimination, attempted monopolization)
- Public policy
Dr. Wazzan holds a Ph.D. in finance from the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management and a B.A. in economics from UC Berkeley. He has testified in federal, state, and bankruptcy courts, the International Trade Commission, domestic and international arbitration proceedings, and in front of legislative bodies.
Dr. Wazzan is president and CEO of Wazzan & Co. Investment LLC, a venture capital firm providing seed-level funding to firms specializing in semiconductor, optical networking, bio-mechanical, bio-medical, and related technologies. Dr. Wazzan has been an adjunct assistant professor of business and economics at California State University, Los Angeles and has taught at the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business.
Dr. Wazzan’s analyses have covered a wide range of industries, including basic manufacturing (e.g., automotive, mining, oil and gas, steel, food processing and distribution), high-tech (e.g., aircraft and avionics, semiconductors, digital signal processors, personal computers, computer peripherals), real estate (e.g., diminution of value, appropriate interest rates in bankruptcy settings, lending discrimination), financial services (e.g., banking, metals and other commodities trading, organized financial markets), and pharmaceuticals (e.g., pricing of proteins, drugs and the modeling of expected sales).
Dr. Wazzan’s research on predatory pricing, the economics of patent licensing, the impact of socially motivated shareholder activism on securities prices, the effects of federal and state legislation on medical care costs, and the use of statistics in labor law analyses has been published in economics journals and law reviews.
University of California, Los Angeles, Anderson Graduate School of Management
Ph.D., Finance, 1996
University of California, Berkeley
B.A., Economics, 1989
Moskowitz Prize for outstanding research in the field of socially responsible investing
Social Investment Forum/Center for Responsible Business, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business
News & Insights
- California Journal of Politics and Policy 6:1January 30, 2014
- A Review of the 2011 and 2013 Digital Television Energy Efficiency Regulations Developed and Adopted by the California Energy CommissionCalifornia Journal of Politics and PolicyAugust 2011
- California Bankruptcy JournalVol. 31(2)
- Allocating Costs in Ninth Circuit Predatory Pricing CasesAntitrust BulletinVolume 54, Number 3, Fall 2009
Seminars & Speaking Engagements
News & Commentary
- NPRJanuary 19, 2016
- New York Times, Wall Street JournalJune 15, 2015
- Houston ChronicleApril 18, 2014
- Wall Street JournalApril 16, 2014
- California Hospital AssociationJanuary 16, 2014
- KFWB News Talk 980October 2, 2012