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Inaugural Fred Dunbar Memorial Lecture in Law and Economics

NERA Economic Consulting established the Fred Dunbar Memorial Lecture in Law and Economics at Fordham Law School in memory of Fred Dunbar, Ph.D., a longtime firm member, and leading securities and finance expert.  Dr. Dunbar passed away in February 2012.

On April 8, 2013, The Honorable Sheila C. Bair, former Chair of the FDIC (2006-2011) will give the The Inaugural Fred Dunbar Memorial Lecture in Law and Economics: "Ending Too Big to Fail"

Dr. Dunbar joined NERA in 1979 and founded the firm's Securities and Finance and Mass Torts and Product Liability Practices. He was widely regarded as a distinguished economist “who worked at the intersection of law and economics.” Throughout his career at NERA he was a sought-after expert witness whose testimony and use of econometrics—a form of mathematical and statistical analysis—significantly influenced claims estimation and litigation in court cases and arbitrations worldwide.

In September 2009, he was appointed an Economic Fellow in the Office of Economic Analysis of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  Dr. Dunbar was part of the Division of Risk, Strategy and Financial Innovation, supporting the Commission in enforcement and fraud detection.

Dr. Dunbar also had an academic career: he taught in the Economics Departments of Tufts University and Northeastern University, and he served as an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School and Columbia Law School. He was a dedicated teacher whose academic experiences informed his work throughout his career.

About NERA:
NERA Economic Consulting ( is a global firm of experts dedicated to applying economic, finance, and quantitative principles to complex business and legal challenges. With its main office in New York City, NERA serves clients from more than twenty offices across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.