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Orfalea College of Business

Adam Werner

Office 92-C112
Phone 805-756-1746

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Adjunct Economics Faculty

Adam Werner

Dr. Adam Werner is an expert witness and has more than 16 years of experience working extensively in litigation consulting, concentrating primarily on security class actions, mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, shareholder derivative cases, and valuation cases. He has been retained to provide expert opinions and testify in federal, state and bankruptcy courts within the U.S. He has also provided testimony in Australian and Canadian court cases, as well as domestic and international arbitration. Many of these opinions have focused on materiality and the estimation of damages in security class actions.

In addition to being an expert at Crowninshield Financial Research, Dr. Werner is currently a lecturer in economics and finance at the Orfalea College of Business at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where he teaches International Finance and Macroeconomics to undergraduates, and Managerial Economics to MBA students. He lectures frequently on the topics of securities litigation and capital cost estimation. Prior to joining Crowninshield, Dr. Werner worked in the securities practice of a number of the largest litigation consulting firms in the United States including Cornerstone Research and NERA, as well as for the Federal Reserve.


  • Ph.D, Finance, Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management
  • B.A. with Honors, Economics, Oberlin College

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