Edward S. O’Neal, Ph.D. is a Principal at Securities Litigation and Consulting Group, Inc., Fairfax, VA. He provides expert witness testimony in financial economics, complex securities, investment management, risk and performance measurement, loss causation, damages and business valuation. Dr. O’Neal has been quoted and had his research referenced in such popular financial press outlets as the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Washington Post, Barron’s, Business Week, Newsweek, and Consumer Reports. He has also published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Portfolio Management, the Financial Analysts Journal and the Journal of Business Valuation and Economic Loss Analysis.
Prior to joining SLCG, Dr. O’Neal was a professor at Wake Forest University where he taught Investments and Portfolio Management, Applied Security Valuation and Corporate Finance to MBA students. He previously held tenure-track positions in the business schools of Auburn University and the University of New Hampshire and also served an appointment as a visiting senior economist at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission where he advised the Chief Economist on investment management regulation and policy issues.
Dr. O’Neal has written expert witness reports in well over 300 cases. He has provided expert testimony in over 35 US and State Court cases, and has testified in more than 80 FINRA, NYSE, and AAA arbitration hearings. Dr. O’Neal has also been retained multiple times by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, and various state securities regulators. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from NC State University, an M.B.A. from Auburn University and a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Florida.