WHO WE ARE: Cornerstone Research is a leading economics and finance consulting firm with more than 400 staff members across six offices. Together with an extensive network of nationally prominent faculty who testify as expert witnesses, as well as with internal testifying experts, our staff specializes in analyzing complex economic, financial, accounting, and marketing issues that arise in litigation.
Cornerstone Research is involved in a broad variety of projects, including high-profile legal cases and disputes. Some of our recent cases in finance have involved subprime lending, options backdating, hedge funds, IPO allocation, valuation of private equity, pricing complex derivatives, insider trading allegations, securities fraud claims, corporate governance issues, and large corporate mergers and acquisitions. Recent work in economic analysis includes patent, copyright, and trademark infringement disputes and a broad range of antitrust issues, including resale price maintenance, price fixing, monopolization, predation, and tying. More detail can be found on our website at http://www.cornerstone.com
ASSOCIATES AT CORNERSTONE RESEARCH: Cornerstone Research provides an interesting and rewarding work environment. Our staff work directly with esteemed faculty experts in a distinctive "partnership" that combines the strengths of the academic and business worlds.
Associates are central to casework at Cornerstone Research and are involved in all phases of a project. In the initial stages of a case, associates actively participate in the formulation of the work plan and the analysis of issues. As the case progresses, associates handle the complex aspects of a case directly, while managing and advising junior staff. They work with senior staff, experts, and clients to develop case strategy and to determine how best to communicate our findings. In addition associates actively participate in shaping and implementing the firm's recruiting, training, and practice development strategies. Overall, Cornerstone Research offers an excellent package of interesting work; exposure to a broad set of issues in finance, economics, and accounting; and a high degree of personal responsibility.
CANDIDATE PROFILE: We seek candidates who have pursued doctoral studies in finance, economics, accounting, or marketing. Candidates must have the ability to apply academic research to real-world issues and present concise explanations of complex analyses. The ideal candidate will possess a strong empirical background and excellent interpersonal skills. We offer an industry-competitive compensation and benefits package.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter (including a statement describing your interest in economic and financial consulting and your location preferences), resume, and a sample research paper to http://associatecareer.cornerstone.com. In addition, your application will only be considered complete if it includes three letters of recommendation; please have those sent to us using the information below. Please be sure to rank our offices in order of your location preference, if any. We have offices in Boston, Los Angeles, Menlo Park (CA), New York, San Francisco, and Washington, DC. We will be interviewing at the ASSA/AEA annual meetings in January 2013. Contact:
599 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022-7642
Online Application URL: http://associatecareer.cornerstone.com
Cornerstone Research provides Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to legally protected categories, such as age, sex, gender, gender identity, race, color, creed/religious belief, medical condition, predisposing genetic characteristics or genetic information or testing, disability, marital status, pregnancy status, military status, veteran status, arrest or conviction record (except where permitted by law), sexual orientation, ethnic background, citizen status, ancestry, national origin, or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local law.