About CFR

Crowninshield Financial Research answers the demand for expert analysis and testimony in economics, finance, and accounting. Our Boston-based consulting firm provides independent and objective studies, analyses, research services, expert witness testimony, and consulting and advisory services to nationally recognized law firms, financial institutions, multinational corporations, and government agencies.

Our professionals have been acclaimed by the legal and academic communities for their masterful problem-solving. Crowninshield’s experts are distinguished by their thoughtful research, creative analytical approaches, and sustained support of clients through every phase of an engagement. Thoroughness, rigor, and independence – the hallmarks of Crowninshield services – ensure clear and compelling conclusions to even the most complex problems.

Crowninshield Financial Research was founded by Professor Steven P. Feinstein. His combined experience in academia and consulting spans more than 20 years.


Location
Crowninshield Financial Research
56 Harvard St.
Brookline, MA 02445

 

Contact CFR
781.237.4800
sfeinstein@cfrllc.com

News & Events

  • (UPDATE) Petrobras Securities Litigation

    On July 7, 2017 the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld Judge Rakoff’s Decision to certify a class investors who purchased or otherwise acquired Petrobras securities between January 22, 2010 and July 28, 2015.

  • Silver Wheaton Corp. Securities Litigation

    On May 13, 2017 the Honorable Christina A. Synder of the United States District Court for the Central District of California certified a class of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired Silver Wheaton Corp. common stock from March 30, 2011 through July 6, 2015. Professor Steven Feinstein of Babson College and Crowninshield Financial Research provided an expert report about market efficiency.

  • STAAR Surgical Company Securities Litigation

    On January 5, 2016 the Honorable Michael W. Fitzgerald of the United States District Court for the Central District of California certified a class of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired STAAR common stock between November 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014. CFR provided analysis of market efficiency for the case.

  • Urban Outfitters, Inc. Securities Litigation

    On 21 December 2015, parties in the Urban Outfitters, Inc. securities litigation reached an agreement to settle the case. CFR provided analysis of market efficiency in the case.

  • Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc. Securities Litigation

    On 6 May 2016, parties in the Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc. securities litigation reached an agreement to settle the case. CFR provided analysis of market efficiency in the case.

  • Vocera Communications Inc. Securities Litigation

    On 4 March 2016, parties in the Vocera Communications Inc. securities litigation reached an agreement to settle the case. CFR provided analysis of market efficiency in the case.

  • Groupon Securities Litigation

    On February 12, 2016, parties in the Groupon, Inc. securities litigation reached an agreement to settle the case. CFR provided analyses of market efficiency, loss causation, and damages for the case.

  • Petrobras Securities Litigation

    On February 1, 2016 the Honorable Jed S. Rakoff of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York certified a class of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired Petrobras securities between January 22, 2010 and July 28, 2015. CFR provided analysis of market efficiency for the case.

  • JPMorgan Chase & Co. Securities Litigation

    On 21 December 2015, parties in the JPMorgan Chase & Co. securities litigation reached an agreement to settle the case for $150 million. CFR provided analysis of market efficiency for the case.

  • General Motors Securities Litigation

    On 13 November 2015, parties in the General Motors securities litigation reached an agreement to settle the case for $300 million. CFR provided analysis of loss causation and damages for the case.

  • CVS Caremark Corporation Securities Litigation

    On 9 November 2015, parties in the CVS Caremark Corporation securities litigation reached an agreement to settle the case. CFR provided analyses of market efficiency, loss causation, and damages for the case.

  • HCA Holdings, Inc. Securities Litigation

    On 4 November 2015, parties in the HCA securities litigation reached an agreement to settle the case for $215 million. CFR provided analysis of loss causation and damages in the case.

  • Bank of America Corporation Securities Litigation

    On 30 October 2015, parties in the Bank of America Corporation securities litigation reached an agreement to settle the case for $335 million. CFR provided analysis of loss causation and damages for the case.

  • Bridgepoint Education, Inc. Securities Litigation

    On 4 September 2015, parties in the Bridgepoint Education, Inc. securities litigation reached an agreement to settle the case. CFR provided analyses of market efficiency, loss causation, and damages for the case.

  • Prudential Financial, Inc. Securities Litigation

    On August 31, 2015, the court certified a class of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired common stock of Prudential Financial. CFR provided analyses of market efficiency and price impact for the case.

  • Symbol Technologies, Inc. Securities Litigation

    On 25 June 2015, Plaintiff’s class certification motion in the Symbol Technologies, Inc. Securities Litigation was granted. CFR provided analysis of market efficiency for the case.

  • Questcor Securities Litigation

    On 13 April 2015, parties in the Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. securities litigation reached an agreement to settle the case. CFR provided analyses of market efficiency, loss causation, and damages for the case.

  • China Natural Gas Securities Litigation

    On 30 January 2015, the United States District Court for the District of Delaware granted default judgment against a defendant in the securities class action case involving China Natural Gas, Inc. CFR provided analysis of loss causation and damages for the case.

  • Pfizer Securities Litigation

    On 27 January 2015, parties in the Pfizer securities litigation reached an agreement to settle the case for $400 million. CFR provided analyses of market efficiency, loss causation, and damages for the case.

  • AIG Securities Litigation

    On 4 August 2014, parties in the American International Group 2008 Securities Litigation agreed to a settlement of $970.5 million. CFR provided analysis of market efficiency for the case.

  • Blackstone Securities Litigation

    On 29 August 2013, The New York Times reported that parties in the Blackstone securities litigation agreed to a settlement. CFR provided analysis of loss causation and damages for the case.

  • Longtop Financial Technologies Jury Verdict

    On 20 and 24 November 2014, Professor Steven Feinstein of Babson College and Crowninshield Financial Research testified in Federal Court in the Longtop Financial Technologies securities class action lawsuit.

  • Idearc Securities Litigation

    On June 10, 2013, parties in the Idearc, Inc. securities litigation agreed to a settlement. CFR provided analyses of market efficiency, loss causation, and damages for the case.

  • Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. Securities Litigation

    On August 29, 2012, a New Jersey court denied Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc.’s motion for summary judgment over a pension fund’s $300 million investment in preferred stock.

  • If the Auditors Sign Off, Does That Make It Okay?

    Lawrence A. Weiss, an Accounting Expert with Crowninshield, published an article in the Harvard Business Review regarding the role of auditors in the case of Enron.