Ran Wei

Executive Vice President


Ran Wei is an Executive Vice President with Compass Lexecon based in Chicago. Dr. Wei specializes in securities economics, corporate finance, corporate governance, risk management, accounting, and valuation in the context of litigation. She has extensive experience managing case teams in a wide range of litigation and consulting matters. She has worked closely with attorneys, experts, and clients in all phases of the litigation process, including case strategy, discovery, expert reports and presentation, deposition, and trial. Dr. Wei has evaluated liability and loss causation and has estimated damages in complex securities, mutual fund, private equity, hedge fund, and ERISA matters. She has also examined corporate governance issues, assessed investment suitability, conducted cost accounting and financial statement analyses, assessed the merits of class certification, conducted settlement prediction analyses, and assisted companies in distributing settlement awards. Her work spans a variety of industries, including financial services, private equity and hedge funds, mortgage banking, insurance, real estate, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, automotive, and tobacco. Dr. Wei’s research has included modeling corporate risk exposure and estimating securities market effects of regulation and firm disclosures. She has published articles in several peer-reviewed publications, including the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Journal of Banking and Finance, and the Journal of Operational Risk.

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    • PhD in Applied Economics, The Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania
    • MA in Statistics, The Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania
    • BA in Economics, Mathematics, and Computer Science, Ohio Wesleyan University

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