Erin McHugh impresses market sources with her excellent work assisting clients in high-profile commercial and financial disputes, where she provides high-quality expert testimony.
Erin B McHugh is an associate director in NERA's securities and finance and international arbitration practices and manages projects in the areas of economics, finance, and valuation. She has consulted on litigation and arbitration matters in various venues, including the ICC, ICSID, and FINRA, as well as on internal and regulatory investigations. She has also provided testimony as an expert witness.
Ms McHugh has extensive experience in estimating quantum in matters involving an alleged breach. She also has considerable valuation experience, including the valuation of financial products (including various derivatives) and business assets (including those in emerging markets).
Ms McHugh has consulted on numerous disputes between brokerage firms and customers concerning investments in equities, derivatives, fixed income and structured finance securities. She has evaluated risk characteristics of investments, concentration, and damages, among other issues.
In regulatory investigations, Ms McHugh has consulted on matters involving retail sales of distressed sovereign debt, retail sales of equity-linked structured notes and the alleged manipulation of benchmark rates.
Ms McHugh has presented at industry conferences and law firms on various topics, including damages estimation and valuation techniques. She is also co-author of “Floating-Rate Mortgage Securities” in The Handbook of Mortgage-Backed Securities (Fabozzi, 2016) and co-author of “Causation” in The Investment Treaty Arbitration Review (Legum, 2018).
Ms McHugh holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a BA, magna cum laude, in economics and French from Amherst College. She is a CFA® charterholder.