BOSTON, Aug. 8, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The Brattle Group is pleased to announce that Director Torben Voetmann has been elected as its next Chairman, effective immediately. Dr. Voetmann succeeds Director David J. Hutchings, who has served as Acting President. Hutchings returns to consulting full-time, focusing primarily on transfer pricing and tax dispute matters.
"Leading the company for the last year has been a professional privilege for me, and now I look forward to spending more time helping Brattle customers meet their challenges in an ever-changing world. We are in good hands with Torben," said Hutchings. "Torben exemplifies Brattle's core values and models our founding principles in all aspects of his work. His vision for Brattle is clear, energetic and forward-looking, and his past leadership and academic background are tremendous assets to our company."
Dr. Voetmann has been a director of Brattle's San Francisco office for a decade and a member of the company's Management Committee since 2020, one of several leadership roles he has held. In his consulting work, Dr. Voetmann has testified in trials and hearings, and has consulted on topics related to financial econometrics, corporate finance, event studies, stock market behavior, market microstructure, capital markets and loss and damage assessment. His professional and testifying experience covers issues related to market efficiency and materiality in securities fraud and misrepresentation and omission cases. Dr. Voetmann has also been an expert witness in valuation matters related to mergers and acquisitions, appraisal actions, and other litigation related to the valuation of private and public companies. He advises on litigation related to private equity and venture capital investments, valuation of illiquid securities, and options. He also frequently handles transaction-related litigation, investigations and valuations involving large and complex data sets.
Dr. Voetmann is the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles for prestigious financial journals, including the Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Financial Management, Review of Finance, Quarterly Journal of Finance, and The European Journal of Finance.
Prior to joining Brattle, Dr. Voetmann was a director of a global economic consultancy. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in corporate finance, equity analysis, and valuation at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
"We are grateful to David for his strong leadership, dedication and lasting contributions during his tenure as interim president of Brattle," stated Dr. Voetmann. "I am delighted to assume the role of President at a time of great opportunity for Brattle. We are a company of experts with unique and specialized areas of expertise, as well as a truly differentiated culture and approach to how we serve customers. As President, I will work to ensure that Brattle remains committed to delivering impeccable work to our clients, and developing our people into great experts, consultants and leaders."
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