M. Todd Henderson is the Michael J. Marks Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School. Todd is a leading scholar on corporate governance, financial regulation, and law & economics, having published dozens of articles and books on the subject. He is a scholar at the Becker-Friedman Institute for Economics at the University of Chicago, and was previously a fellow at the Cambridge University Judge School of Business.
Todd has served as an expert witness in federal, state, and other tribunals in more than fifty high-profile matters, ranging from class actions involving publicly traded companies to governance disputes for closely held corporations. Common subjects of his expert testimony include: board compliance with fiduciary duties, special committee independence and functioning, executive compensation, insider trading, valuation, and deal assessment. This testimony frequently draws on his experience as a McKinsey consultant and Senior Advisor on matters related to valuation and private equity transactions. Todd is a frequent lecturer on corporate governance around the world, and has taught board members formally (through the NACD) and informally through bespoke programs. He is a board member and senior advisors to several start-up companies.
Todd graduated cum laude with an engineering degree from Princeton University and magna cum laude from the University of Chicago Law School in 1998. Following law school, he served as clerk to the Hon. Dennis Jacobs of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He then practiced appellate litigation at Kirkland & Ellis in Washington, DC, and was an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company in Boston.
Todd's CV is here.
J.B. Heaton holds J.D., M.B.A., and Ph.D. (finance) degrees from the University of Chicago. J.B. spent 18 years (14 as a partner) as a civil litigator of high-stakes matters with a litigation boutique in Chicago. J.B. is member of the bars of Illinois and New York. He is an experienced expert witness with both deposition and trial testimony experience.
J.B.'s research has been cited by courts throughout the United States and by scholars throughout the world. His research on corporate solvency has been cited by two federal courts of appeals and six federal district courts or bankruptcy courts. His research on the use of financial market evidence in litigation has been cited by two federal courts of appeals and nine federal district courts.
You can view his Google Scholar page here, and download papers from his SSRN page here.
J.B. is also an award-winning instructor who has taught law and finance courses at the law schools of Northwestern University, Duke University, and the University of Chicago and the business schools of Duke University and the University of Chicago.
J.B.'s CV is here.
David E. Wensel
Dave Wensel has over 30 years of experience in the management of litigation and dispute consulting engagements and firm development. As a director and vice president at international consulting firms, Dave developed analytical approaches to examine issues in dispute and managed research analysts to execute work plans developed to achieve client-specific objectives. Dave has deep experience in the analysis of bankruptcy, damages, and valuation issues.
At Heaton Henderson, Dave is both Senior Analyst providing support on client matters and our Chief Administrative Officer managing the business and affairs of our firm. Dave holds a B.A. from Carthage College in economics and philosophy and an M.B.A. with concentrations in accounting and finance from the University of Texas (Austin).