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Faculty Profile

Frank Torchio

Bio

Mr. Torchio is the president of Forensic Economics Inc., located in Rochester, NY. He founded Forensic Economics in 1989. Torchio is the 1991 Rosenthal Fellow at the University of Rochester and teaches courses in finance and economics at the Simon School. For over 18 years, Torchio has consulted on numerous litigation assignments pertaining to financial valuations, regulatory economics, transfer pricing, and analysis of stock price responses to public information. His assignments include the Cendant, Enron and Worldcom securities litigations, and the lawsuits arising out of the recent private-equity acquisitions including the Kinder Morgan transaction and the Clear Channel transaction. Torchio has testified at trial and numerous times in depositions and at arbitrations. His areas of expert testimony include business valuation, investment portfolio analysis, damages arising from breach of contract, and damages in securities fraud lawsuits. He has coauthored an article with the late Simon School Professor Michael J. Barclay about the trading models used for estimating damages in securities lawsuits. The article is published in Duke University School of Law’s Law and Contemporary Problems. Torchio has passed the Level III examination of the chartered financial analyst (CFA®) program of the CFA Institute and has been awarded the CFA® charter.

Teaching Interests

Finance and Economics

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