Simona Mola CLE Attorney

Simona Mola

Senior Manager

Cornerstone Research

Simona Mola is a Senior Manager at Cornerstone Research, where she conducts financial and economic analyses in complex commercial litigation and regulatory proceedings.

Dr. Mola has nearly two decades of experience in consulting, government, and academia. She served as Assistant Director and Senior Policy Advisor in the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis (DERA) at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). At DERA, she led and developed numerous economic analyses for high-profile rulemakings, including executive compensation rules mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act such as pay ratio, pay-for-performance disclosure obligations, clawback of erroneously awarded compensation, and incentive-based compensation at financial institutions.

Before joining the SEC, Dr. Mola was an assistant professor of finance at Arizona State University. Her research has been published in the Accounting Review, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and the Journal of Behavioral Finance. Dr. Mola regularly presents at domestic and international conferences, and has been honored with two best paper awards. In addition, she has expertise with economic issues involving cryptocurrency, initial coin offerings (ICOs), blockchain use cases, and token economies.