Cornerstone Research

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Cornerstone Research
Industry Legal services
Founded 1989
Headquarters San Francisco, California
8 offices in the U.S. and the U.K.
Key people
Michael E. Burton, President and CEO
Cynthia L. Zollinger, Chair
Products Expert services
Revenue $250 million (est.)
Number of employees

Cornerstone Research is a litigation consulting firm based in the United States and the United Kingdom. It provides economic and financial analysis and expert testimony to attorneys, corporations and government agencies involved in complex litigation and regulatory proceedings.[1]

Practice areas[edit]

Cornerstone utilizes both internal and external expert witnesses to provide testimony, utilizing faculty and industry experts.

The company's practice areas include: accounting; antitrust and competition; bankruptcy and financial distress litigation; consumer fraud and product liability; corporate and government investigations; corporate governance; corporate transaction litigation; data analytics; Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA); energy and commodities; financial institutions; intellectual property; international arbitration and litigation; labor and employment; pharmaceuticals and healthcare; real estate; securities; and valuation.


The firm collaborates on the "Securities Class Action Clearinghouse" in conjunction with the Stanford University Law School.[2] According to a University website, the clearinghouse provides summary information regarding federal class action securities litigation in the United States.[3]


  1. ^ description of services at [1]; last accessed September 15, 2014.
  2. ^ Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal article discussing Clearinghouse at; last accessed January 16, 2007.
  3. ^ Stanford Law School description of Clearinghouse at; last accessed January 16, 2007.