C. Paul Wazzan is a Senior Managing Director with FTI Consulting’s Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment. Dr. Wazzan specializes in providing financial, economic and statistical expertise in the areas of complex damages, finance, (e.g., valuation, corporate finance, securities fraud/10b5, option valuation, class certification, pricing of mortgage risk and MBS/CDOs, commodities price manipulation), intellectual property (e.g., patent, trademark and copyright infringement, theft of trade secrets), labor and employment (e.g., class certification, managerial misclassification, wage & hour, discrimination), antitrust and competition policy (e.g., market definition, merger analysis, predatory pricing, price-fixing, exclusionary conduct, price discrimination, attempted monopolization) and public policy.
Dr. Wazzan also specializes in large scale (i.e., millions of records) data analytics (e.g., data acquisition, database design and development and statistical/econometric analysis).
Dr. Wazzan’s analyses have covered a wide range of industries, including basic manufacturing (e.g., automotive, mining, oil and gas, steel, food processing and distribution); high-tech (e.g., aircraft and avionics, semiconductors, digital signal processors, computer peripherals); real estate (e.g., appropriate interest rates in bankruptcy settings, lending discrimination); financial services (e.g., banking, metals and other commodities trading, organized financial markets) and pharmaceuticals (e.g., pricing of proteins, drugs and the modeling of expected sales).
Dr. Wazzan’s research has been published in peer reviewed economics journals and law reviews and he has testified in a wide range of matters in Federal, State and Bankruptcy Courts, the International Trade Commission, domestic and international arbitration proceedings, and in front of legislative bodies. In addition, his testimony has been featured and relied upon in published judicial decisions.
Dr. Wazzan is president and CEO of Wazzan & Co. Investment LLC, a venture capital firm providing seed level funding to firms specializing in semiconductor, optical networking, bio-mechanical, bio-medical, and related technologies.
Dr. Wazzan has been an adjunct assistant professor of business and economics at California State University, Los Angeles and has also taught MBA classes at the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business. Dr. Wazzan uses his experience in accounting, finance, and various industries to lead dispute consulting and forensic investigatory engagements mainly related to complex financial, employment and accounting litigation matters.