FTI Consulting is an independent global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. Individually, each practice is a leader in its specific field, staffed with experts recognized for the depth of their knowledge and a track record of making an impact. Collectively, FTI Consulting offers a comprehensive suite of services designed to assist clients across the business cycle – from proactive risk management to the ability to respond rapidly to unexpected events and dynamic environments.
Dr. Richard is a Managing Director with FTI Consulting who brings over 20 years of experience in fixed income markets and economic and litigation consulting. He has substantial complex litigation consulting knowledge with deep practical trading and investment management experience in mortgage-backed securities, bonds, and fixed income products.
Dr. Richard’s litigation and expert experience includes RMBS loss causation, due diligence and damages cases; valuation and risk assessment for synthetic CDOs; valuation and damages estimation for fixed income products and interest rate derivatives; and regulatory investigations into institutional trading practices in government and agency bonds, interest rate derivatives, and FX products.
Dr. Richard has also dedicated significant effort to cryptocurrencies, their valuation and performance, blockchain economics, and initial coin offerings. He is actively involved in public discussions, blockchain events and presentations, education and publishing on the issues of cryptocurrencies and crypto regulation.
As the Chairman of the Mortgage Banking Practice Group, Mr. Brody actively manages all the complex mortgage banking litigation, mitigation, and compliance matters for Johnston Thomas and its diverse clientele. Being one of the founding and managing attorneys for his prior mortgage banking firm, as well as having practiced law for close to 20 years with nearly 15 of those years being spent in the mortgage banking industry, Mr. Brody has been instrumental in the firm’s development and in its continued success. Mr. Brody has successfully resolved hundreds of mitigation and litigation cases that involve complex mortgage fraud schemes, as well as large-scale repurchase and/or make-whole disputes. Mr. Brody’s experience centers on those legal issues that arise during and through loan originations, loan purchase sales, loan securitizations, foreclosures, bankruptcies, and repurchase and indemnification claims.