With more than 20 years of economic consulting expertise, CFA® charterholder Cynthia L. Jones has been engaged in securities, capital markets, and commercial litigation matters including valuation and economic damages. She provides expert analyses and opinions in areas including actions brought pursuant to Federal and State securities laws; ERISA litigation; complex business and consumer litigation; shareholder oppression; commercial damages; and mergers and acquisition litigation.
Ms. Jones is qualified in federal district court to provide opinions concerning class certification matters, including market efficiency, and has structured financial settlements and developed equitable plans of allocation in conjunction with class action settlements and SEC disgorgement proceedings. She is frequently called upon to quantify stakeholder damages in financial disputes and to assist in matters related to class certification.
Ms. Jones’ experience spans numerous industries and forums. Early in her career, she was an integral part of the valuation team that provided expert testimony in Delaware’s longest-running appraisal action, Cede & Co. v. Technicolor, Inc. She served as a consulting expert in the securities trials involving Globalstar (In re: Globalstar Securities Litigation, SDNY) and BankAtlantic (In re: BankAtlantic Bancorp, Inc. Securities Litigation, SDF) where she performed analytics and reports for class certification, materiality, loss causation and damages. She was retained as an expert In re: China MediaExpress Holdings Shareholder Litigation, where she provided testimony on market efficiency and damages. Her testimony was accepted by the Court and relied upon in certifying the class.
Before joining Monument Economics Group, Ms. Jones was a Senior Vice President at Management Planning, Inc., where she led the firm’s litigation services group and also provided valuation opinions to private corporate clients. Prior to her tenure at MPI, Ms. Jones was a Managing Director at Financial Markets Analysis, LLC for 13 years, where she was a project manager, and consulting or testifying expert in matters related to valuation, capital markets and stakeholder disputes.