JOE - February 2014

Cornerstone Research
Summer Associate
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Summer Associate
Section: 6 -- Other Nonacademic (Temporary, Part-Time, Non-Salaried, Consulting, Etc.)
Locations: Menlo Park, CA, USA
San Francisco, CA, USA
New York, NY, USA
Washington, DC, DC, USA
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Boston, MA, USA
Chicago, IL, USA
JEL Classifications:
C1 -- Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology:
C5 -- Econometric Modeling
D -- Microeconomics
G -- Financial Economics
L -- Industrial Organization
M3 -- Marketing and Advertising
M4 -- Accounting and Auditing
Q4 -- Energy
Keywords: Consulting, Litigation, Finance, Accounting, Economics, Internship
Deadline Information: Accepting applications on an ongoing basis.
Deadline Date: 00/2014

JOE ID Number: 201402_395236

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Full Text of JOE Listing:
Who We Are:
Cornerstone Research is a leading economic and financial consulting firm with more than 450 staff members across seven offices. Together with an extensive network of nationally prominent faculty who testify as expert witnesses, as well as with internal testifying experts, our staff specializes in analyzing complex economic, financial, accounting, and marketing issues that arise in litigation.

Cornerstone Research is involved in a broad variety of projects, including high-profile legal cases and disputes. Some of our recent cases in finance have involved subprime lending, hedge funds, IPO allocation, valuation of private equity, pricing complex derivatives, insider trading allegations, securities fraud claims, corporate governance issues, and large corporate mergers and acquisitions. Recent work in economic analysis includes patent, copyright, and trademark infringement disputes and a broad range of antitrust issues, including resale price maintenance, price fixing, monopolization, predation, and tying. More detail can be found on our website at

Summer Associates at Cornerstone Research:
Cornerstone Research provides an interesting and rewarding work environment. Our staff works directly with esteemed faculty experts in a distinctive partnership that combines the strengths of the academic and business worlds.

Associates are central to casework at Cornerstone Research and are involved in all phases of a project. In the initial stages of a case, associates actively participate in the formulation of the work plan and the analysis of issues. As the case progresses, associates handle the complex aspects of a case directly, while managing and advising junior staff. They work with senior staff, experts, and clients to develop case strategy and to determine how best to communicate our findings. In addition associates actively participate in shaping and implementing the firm’s recruiting, training, and practice development strategies. Overall Cornerstone Research offers an excellent package of interesting work; exposure to a broad set of issues in finance, economics, and accounting; and a high degree of personal responsibility. The summer associate position offers prospective associate candidates the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in our work.

Candidate Profile:
We seek candidates who are pursuing doctoral studies in finance, economics, accounting, or marketing. Candidates must have the ability to apply academic research to real-world issues and present concise explanations of complex analyses. The ideal candidate is expected to graduate in 2015 or 2016 with a Ph.D. in finance, economics, accounting, or marketing and possess a strong empirical background and excellent interpersonal skills. We also consider former Ph.D. graduates who are interested in a career change. We offer an industry-competitive compensation and benefits package.

Cornerstone Research provides Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to legally protected categories, such as age, sex, gender, gender identity, race, color, creed/religious belief, medical condition, predisposing genetic characteristics or genetic information or testing, disability, marital status, pregnancy status, military status, veteran status, arrest or conviction record (except where permitted by law), sexual orientation, ethnic background, citizen status, ancestry, national origin, or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local law.
Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter (including a statement describing your interest in economic and financial consulting and your location preferences), unofficial trancripts and a resume to Please be sure to rank our offices in order of your location preference, if any. We have offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Menlo Park (CA), New York, Boston, Washington, DC, and Chicago. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States. Cornerstone Research will consider students in F-1 status who can independently obtain work authorization.

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