Matthew Cain is a Senior Fellow at Berkeley Law School, University of California. He has provided economic analysis, consulting, and expert witness testimony in a variety of finance topics on behalf of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and other clients, including investigations, settlement negotiations, and trials. Dr. Cain spent several years working at the SEC, where he served as an advisor to Commissioner Robert J. Jackson, Jr. He also worked as a Financial Economist in the Office of Litigation Economics, part of the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis.
Prior to working with the SEC, Dr. Cain was an Assistant Professor of Finance in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. He holds a Ph.D. in Finance from Purdue University, and prior to academia, he worked as an analyst in debt capital markets. He has published research in finance, accounting, law, and economics journals on topics including investment banking and fairness opinion valuations, private equity and merger contracts and terminations, corporate governance and shareholder activism, hostile takeovers, earnout clauses, merger-related litigation, and management buyouts.