WASHINGTON, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Securities Litigation and Consulting Group, Inc. ("SLCG") announced today that Dr. Paul Godek has joined SLCG as Principal in its Virginia office. Dr. Godek received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago.
"I am very pleased to welcome Paul to our team and am especially excited about the extraordinary expertise in antitrust and commercial litigation that he brings to our firm," said Dr. Craig McCann, former SEC economist and Principal at SLCG. Dr. Edward O'Neal, another former SEC economist and Principal at SLCG, adds "Paul brings to SLCG more than 20 years of experience in litigation consulting – in the areas of antitrust, class certification, damages, and securities fraud and we are very fortunate to have him join our impressive group."
Dr. Godek is one of the few economists to have served at both of the federal antitrust agencies – first as a staff economist with the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and then as the Economic Advisor to the Director of the Bureau of Competition at the Federal Trade Commission. After his government experience, Dr. Godek joined Economists Incorporated, becoming a Senior Vice President, and later joined Compass Lexecon as a Senior Vice President.
Dr. Godek has made a number of written and oral presentations to the antitrust authorities and to various other federal agencies, including the Department of Commerce, the Federal Communications Commission, the Internal Revenue Service, the International Trade Commission, and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Both in government service and in private practice, Dr. Godek's work has focused on the application of statistics and econometrics to antitrust and class-certification issues and to the computation of damages. He has testified as an expert witness on behalf of the Department of Justice and in private litigation. Dr. Godek has published on industrial organization and public policy in such journals as The Antitrust Bulletin, Competition Policy International, Economic Inquiry, The Journal of Financial Economics, and The Journal of Law and Economics.
You can view Dr. Godek's resume at http://www.slcg.com/resumes.php?c=1b&i=21
Securities Litigation and Consulting Group, Inc. ("SLCG") is a financial economics consulting firm based in the Virginia suburbs outside of Washington, DC. SLCG provides consulting services and expert witnesses to law firms, publicly traded corporations, banks, brokerage firms and individuals involved in complex litigation throughout the United States. SLCG's staff includes PhD, MA and BA level professionals with academic, industry, and government experience. Its experts have testified in state and federal court and in various arbitration forums.
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