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Song, Chen - PhD

Dr. Song is an economist, CFA charter holder, and expert witness. Since receiving her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago, she has provided consulting and expert testimony in single-plaintiff, multiple-plaintiff, and class action discrimination disputes, as well as class action wage and hour disputes. She has studied labor market definition and has applied statistical techniques to examine companies’ employment practices: hiring, pay, promotion, termination, reduction in force, executive compensation, and pension benefits. Additionally, Dr. Song has conducted pay equity studies to assist companies with identifying potential gender or minority pay gaps. Dr. Song routinely works with various types of HR, time reporting, and large-scale transactional databases to help counsel with wage and hour class actions concerning unpaid wages, meal and rest break violations, and employee misclassification.

In addition to her expertise in labor and employment matters, Dr. Song has extensive experience in securities class action litigation matters, where she has applied complex financial modeling tools including stock option valuation, Monte Carlo simulation, event studies, stress testing, and regression analysis. Dr. Song is leading Nathan Associates’ West Coast expansion in both the labor-employment and financial litigation practices.

Dr. Song has maintained a strong affiliation with the academic community. She lectured on labor economics and human resources at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Song was also an adjunct assistant professor with the California State University, Los Angeles, where she taught a course on financial institutions. She teaches review courses for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program.

Dr. Song is an expert at Nathan Associates, Gnarus’ parent company.

 

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