- Senior Managing Director
- Forensic & Litigation Consulting
- T: +1 415 283 4248
- F: +1 415 293 4496
- 50 California Street
- Suite 1900
- San Francisco, CA, 94111
- United States
- T: +1 415 283 4200
- F: +1 415 293 4496
- B.Tech., Electrical Engineering IIT, Kanpur, India
- Ph.D., Economics, UC Santa Barbara
- Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), CFA Institute
- Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA)
- American Economic Association
- American Finance Association
- Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIA)
- CFA Institute Member
- CFA Society of San Francisco
- Class Action
- Expert Testimony
- Securities Litigation & Risk Management
- Financial Institutions
- Retail & Consumer Products
- Telecom, Media & Technology (TMT)
Alok Khare, Ph.D. is a Senior Managing Director in the Dispute Advisory Services practice within the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment at FTI Consulting. He is based in San Francisco.
Dr. Khare is an economist who specializes in the areas of financial, industrial and labor economics and econometrics. He provides consulting services on complex economic and financial issues in legal disputes and other business matters.
Dr. Khare has considerable experience with class actions (e.g., securities, labor and employment, consumer fraud, antitrust etc.); transfer pricing related disputes; Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Department of Justice investigations; and other litigation/business disputes. He has designed and supervised analyses leading to successful rebuttal of class certification claims in matters alleging securities and consumer fraud. The class certification related analyses that Dr. Khare has experience with include Common Impact Assessment, Common Damage Model Review, Event Studies, Correlation Analysis, Market Efficiency Analysis and Price Impact Analysis.
Dr. Khare also has substantial experience examining economic materiality, loss causation and damage claims in class actions and other litigations. He supports counsel in mediation and settlement discussions. Dr. Khare understands financial and economic issues related to cryptocurrency and cryptocurrency-backed assets and is currently performing research in this area.
Additionally, Dr. Khare provides consulting services for pay and compensation equity analysis, model validation and risk analytics. He has experience developing and validating complex econometric models — time series (ARCH/ GARCH/ VAR), panel data, logistic regressions, and other models.
Dr. Khare obtained his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His dissertation committee included Professor R. Mehra (chair), known for his research on equity premium puzzle; Nobel Laureate Professor F. Kydland (member), known for his research relating to the business cycles and the time consistency of economic policies; and Professor H. Bohn, known for his research on macroeconomic and policy issues. Dr. Khare also holds Chartered Financial Analyst and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designations.