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Research Associate (Securities & Finance) in Washington, DC

NERA Economic Consulting

Research Associate (Securities & Finance) in Washington, DC
Washington, DC Entry-Level Paid


NERA offers a challenging and rewarding professional experience with competitive compensation and benefits, and skills enhancement training.


We have an immediate opening for a Researcher to join the Securities and Finance practice in our Washington, DC office.

Our consulting teams in this practice provide expert witness work in litigation matters and undertake client advisory projects related to quantitative financial and economic analyses across several industries and markets.

Representative projects include:

  • Estimating damages and assessing loss causation in complex commercial litigation matters, including those that involve breach of contract, bankruptcy and fraudulent conveyance, auditor liability, and valuation disputes

  • Analysis of class certification in disputes involving insurance products

  • Analysis of trading strategies and alleged commodities market manipulation in derivatives-related litigation

  • Financial regulatory research work

Your responsibilities may include:

  • Designing and building quantitative models and applying econometric analysis to economic and financial data

  • Valuation analyses, reviewing, summarizing, and analyzing industry trends and competitor and academic research

  • Creating trial exhibits and presentation materials

  • Drafting memos and expert reports and participating in client meetings and conference calls.

*NERA offers a challenging and rewarding work environment, competitive compensation and benefits, and skills enhancement training.


SAS/STATA skills


As a qualified candidate, you should be able to demonstrate exceptional analytic skills.

Qualified candidates will have a BA or BS and strong coursework and/or experience in finance, economics, accounting, statistical analysis/econometrics and computer programming are all desirable.

Qualified candidates must be detail-oriented, have the ability to think analytically and critically, and have excellent communications skills.

*There is little to no travel involved with the position.

About Us

NERA Economic Consulting (www.nera.com) is a global firm of experts dedicated to applying economic, finance, and quantitative principles to complex business and legal challenges. For over half a century, NERA's economists have been creating strategies, studies, reports, expert testimony, and policy recommendations for government authorities and the world’s leading law firms and corporations. We bring academic rigor, objectivity, and real world industry experience to bear on issues arising from competition, regulation, public policy, strategy, finance, and litigation.

NERA’s clients value our ability to apply and communicate state-of-the-art approaches clearly and convincingly, our commitment to deliver unbiased findings, and our reputation for quality and independence. Our clients rely on the integrity and skills of our unparalleled team of economists and other experts backed by the resources and reliability of one of the world’s largest economic consultancies. With its main office in New York City, NERA serves clients from more than 25 offices across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

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