Robert E. Conner holds M.P.A. and M.B.A. degrees from Harvard University, where he also pursued Ph.D. studies in economics, government, and statistics. He earned his B.A. from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Entering Wall Street in 1977, he has, for 24 years, been an officer of Thornapple Associates, Inc. in Summit, New Jersey, which provides expert witness services in securities, foreign currency and commodities disputes. Mr. Conner can be reached at RConner@Thornapple.net.
He has authored or co-authored the following articles for PLI:
- “The Unsuitability of the ‘Suitability Rule’: Why FINRA’s Current Interpretation of Conduct Rule 2310 Undermines Investor ‘Holding Claim” Entitlements in Contemporary Markets,” Securities Arbitration 2008, co-authored by Laurence A. Steckman Esq., Robert E. Conner and James Trainor.
- "Mitigation of Damages in Securities Litigation and Arbitration", Securities Arbitration 2004, co-authored by Laurence A. Steckman, Esq., Steve Getzoff, Esq., Robert E. Conner and Courtney Bellaire
- "Expert Testimony?”, Securities Arbitration 2002, by Robert E. Conner and Courtney Bellaire
- "Computation of Benefit of the Bargain Damages in Cases Alleging Fraud in the Sale of Bonds", Securities Arbitration 2001, co-authored by Laurence A. Steckman, Esq. and Robert E. Conner
- "Loss Causation Under Rule 10b-5: A Circuit by Circuit Analysis", co-authored by Laurence A. Steckman, Esq. and Robert E. Conner, Securities Arbitration 1998, reprinted RICO Law Reporter, Vol 28, No.2, at 173- 231 (Aug. 1998); reprinted Securities Reform Act Litigation Reporter, Vol. 5, No. 6, at 897-956 (September, 1998)
- "Lost In Translation: Cross-Currency Damage Calculations", Securities Arbitration 1996, co-authored by Courtney Bellaire and Robert E. Conner
- "Computing Damages in Rule 10b-5 Unsuitability Cases: Litigating "Offset" Defenses", Securities Arbitration 1994, co-authored by Laurence A. Steckman, Esq. and Robert E. Conner
- "Catch-22 (b)(5): And Other Expert Witness Reflections", Securities Arbitration 1993, co-authored by Courtney Bellaire and Robert E. Conner
- "Limited Partnership Suitability Factors and the Flanagan v. Prudential Make-Whole Award", Securities Arbitration 1992, co-authored by Stuart C. Goldberg, Esq. and Robert E. Conner
- "A Revisionist Theory of Churning and Market Exposure", Securities Arbitration 1991, co-authored by Courtney Bellaire and Robert E. Conner
- "Expert Witness Testimony: Practical Considerations for Counsel," Securities Arbitration 1990, by Robert E. Conner
- "Option-Related Securities Disputes: Analytical Considerations", Securities Arbitration 1989, by Robert E. Conner
- "Financial Analysis of Claim and Presentation at Hearing", Securities Arbitration 1988, by Robert E. Conner