Gene J. Kovacs, PhD
Dr. Kovacs has conducted economic and financial analyses and managed case teams in litigations involving 10b-5 securities fraud allegations and accounting-related issues. He has worked across a range of industries including pharmaceuticals, insurance, banking, and oil and gas. Dr. Kovacs managed casework for several Enron-related litigations in which he developed various models and performed complex econometric analyses. His work has also included the development of models to test the significance of various income statement and cash-flow measures on stock price returns; complex derivative valuation used to determine mark-to-market accounting balances; estimation of relationships between executive compensation and alleged accounting fraud; estimation of relationships between fee structures and profitability in the insurance industry; and estimation of the cost of capital in the railroad industry. Dr. Kovacs has researched private equity returns and the probability of follow-on funds under various conditions; examined the role of information barriers in mitigating or preventing conflicts of interest in multiservice financial institutions; and conducted research on investment banking compensation arising from tail provisions in private placement agreements.
Education: Ph.D., business, Columbia University; M.B.A., accounting and finance, The University of Chicago; B.S., finance and economics, Babson College