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Expert resume of Dr. Sharon Brown-Hruska

Director at NERA’s Securities and Finance and White Collar, Investigations and Enforcement Practice and Professor in Tulane University’s Energy Institute

Dr. Sharon Brown-Hruska is Director at National Economic Research Associates (NERA) Securities and Finance and White Collar, Investigations and Enforcement Practice. Prior to joining NERA, she served as Commissioner (2002-2006) and Acting Chairman (2004-2005) of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

Dr. Brown-Hruska provides consulting and expert witness testimony in cases alleging fraud or manipulation in securities and derivatives markets, as well as numerous regulatory enforcement, litigation, and compliance matters. She has analyzed big data and testified before regulatory authorities on high frequency trading strategies, served as a damages and liability expert, analyzed losses arising from bankruptcy, and testified in arbitrations before FINRA on requirements and industry practices in asset management and structured finance. She is also a NFA arbitrator and a P.R.I.M.E. Finance Expert specializing in dispute resolution and international arbitration.

Dr. Brown-Hruska also advises clients in valuation and modeling and has conducted valuation of derivatives contracts, the trading book, and multi-asset portfolios of physical and financial assets and the companies that use them. She has evaluated contract settlement procedures and pricing mechanisms for over-the counter (OTC) transactions and derivatives contracts in credit, interest rates, currency, and commodities markets. She has consulted on swap close-out and valued settlement amounts and damages in bankruptcy disputes and litigation. She has consulted on disputes relating to the valuation of affiliate guarantees, supply and marketing arrangements, and margins and fees in physical and structured deals in disputes in transfer pricing and tax cases.

Dr. Brown-Hruska is an expert on corporate governance, and has served as an advisor and public director to boards of numerous financial institutions. She serves on the Working Group on Financial Markets of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the CFTC Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee (EEMAC). She is a Professor in Tulane University’s Energy Institute. She has lectured widely on investments and regulation and published in applied and scholarly publications including Capital Markets Law Review and Regulation.


BA in Economics and International Studies

PhD and MA in Economics

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University