In Memoriam



Dr. Joseph K. Tanimura was engaged in economic and financial research and consulting for over twenty years.

Dr. Tanimura consulted on a wide variety of matters, with a particular focus on litigation involving complex economic and financial issues. He worked on matters involving antitrust liability and damages, class certification and damages, commercial damages, corporate valuation, derivative securities (including commodity futures, credit default swaps, and employee stock options), high-frequency trading, insider trading and market manipulation, intellectual property, and public policy.

Dr. Tanimura’s work covered a broad range of industries, including agriculture, consumer products, electric vehicles, financial services, medical devices, mobile devices, music, pharmaceuticals, precious metals, private equity, restaurants, sports equipment, and video games.

Dr. Tanimura was an assistant professor of finance at the San Diego State University Fowler College of Business and also taught classes at the University of Washington Foster School of Business. His research was published in peer-reviewed journals such as the Asian Economic Journal, California Journal of Politics and Policy, International Journal of Financial Management, and Journal of Financial Research.

Employment History

Director 2014 – 2017, 2023-2024
Principal, 2011 – 2014

FTI Consulting, Inc.
Senior director, 2017 – 2022

San Diego State University
Assistant professor, 2006 – 2010

Areas of Expertise


University of Washington
PhD, Finance and Business Economics

University of Southern California

University of Southern California
BS (cum laude), Finance