Daniel Chai specializes in the application of modern financial and institutional economics to complex business issues and proceedings.
He advises clients and their counsel on matters typically involving asset valuation, economic analysis of contracts, and the role of incentives and industry custom and practice in the corporate strategic decision-making process. These matters are often in the context of shareholder disputes, M&A transaction litigation, economic damages quantification, or allegations of white collar crime.
Mr. Chai has provided trial and affidavit testimony in the state courts of New Hampshire. He has extensive experience managing large multiple-expert litigation consulting engagements, serving in the role of coordinating, non-testifying expert. Some noteworthy matters have included his participation as a coordinating expert in a high-profile multidisciplinary executive compensation matter; and in a class and derivative shareholder litigation, ultimately on behalf of a private equity firm.
Before his consulting career, Mr. Chai spent eight years in the securities industry, where he focused on global strategic planning issues for a major brokerage house/investment bank in New York and was an associate vice president in the private client group. He currently serves as a guest lecturer at Simon Business School at the University of Rochester for the Consulting Practicum class.
Charles River Associates
2010 – 2017
2003 – 2010
The Brattle Group
1999 – 2003
Putnam, Hayes & Bartlett
Associate vice president
1988 – 1996
Cornell Club of New York City, Member
Univ. of Rochester – Simon Business School, Guest Lecturer
Areas of Expertise
A.B., Economics, 1988
Univ. of Rochester – Simon Business School
MBA, Finance, 1998