Tom Borgers – Provides services in areas such as large scale investigations and reviews, risk mitigation, integrity advisory, litigation consulting and expert testimony, primarily with financial and banking institutions, leading law firms and Fortune 500 companies. Additionally, he focuses on mortgage- and asset-backed securities and other exotic structured derivatives, corporate governance and financial and non-depository institutions operations and controls, and Whistleblower services.
Kris Taylor — Provides services in areas relating to Broker-Dealer Start Up, Compliance, Operations and Supervisory Controls, as well as Contract Drafting and Negotiation and Hedge-Fund Disclosure Obligations. Mr. Taylor is a Co-founder of, and counsel to a boutique investment bank, and holds seven securities licenses, including a Supervisory Municipal, Research, and General Principal designations. Mr. Taylor’s expertise includes best practices regarding the development and solicitation of Alternative Fixed Income Investments such as Municipal Bond Arbitrage products and RMBS. He has published works on damages calculations, and on market-based prediction models to assist settlement strategies for litigation, arbitration and mediations.
Lawrence Steckman – Lawrence Steckman is a partner in a highly respected New York City law firm and has been a member of the Board of Advisors of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 Reporter since 1996. In July, 2006, Super Lawyers Magazine, in its premiere New York edition, identified Mr. Steckman as one of New York’s “Super Lawyers” in securities and business litigation. Mr. Steckman has practiced law for more than twenty-five years, has numerous reported decisions, and has written extensively on legal and economic causation and damages theory as the author or lead co-author of more than fifty published works on the law.
Edward Pinto – American Enterprise Institute (AEI) resident fellow Edward J. Pinto is the codirector of AEI’s International Center on Housing Risk. Along with AEI resident scholar Stephen Oliner, Pinto is the creator and developer of the AEI Pinto-Oliner Mortgage Risk and Collateral Risk Indexes. Pinto is also the co-creator of the Wealth Building Home Mortgage, a new approach to home finance designed to serve the twin goals of providing to a broad range of homebuyers – including low-income, minority, and first-time buyers – with a more reliable and effective means of building wealth than currently available under existing policies, while maintaining buying power similar to a 30-year loan. An executive vice president and chief credit officer for Fannie Mae until the late 1980s, Pinto has done ground breaking research on the role of federal housing policy in the 2008 mortgage and financial crisis.
Dr. Lodze Quitel — Dr. Lodze Quitel is a U.S. Board Certified general surgeon with advanced training in cardio-thoracic and minimally invasive and vascular surgery. For more than 25 years she has practiced medicine in France, the United States, Israel and Haiti. Dr. Quitel served as Chair for the Health Care Reform Committee for University Hospital of Haiti, helping to formulate and implement health policy. She has authored several health care assessments on Haiti’s national medical system and has provided consulting services in Healthcare Infrastructure development for municipalities, states and countries, as well as coordinating the development and roll-out of large private healthcare practices.
Dr. Quitel served as Executive Committee Member of Haiti’s National Commission for Disaster Management, Disaster Coordinator for the Haitian Red Cross, in charge of disaster prevention, preparedness, response and mitigation. She is also a specialist in emergency trauma medicine. Fluent in French, English, Spanish and Creole, she served as a consultant to the U.N., focusing on international disaster-relief. She collaborated on disaster management projects with the Red Cross and the UN in Mexico, Barbados, Panama, and the Dominican Republic and sat on Harlem Hospital’s disaster management board, after coming to the U.S. in 2000. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Society of Thoracic Surgery where she sits on the Leadership Committee and a member of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine. She also holds two masters degrees, awarded summa cum laude, in Public Health and Business Administration.