Title: Senior Vice President
Telephone: +1 424-888-5995 LA +1 949 474 4938 OC
Languages: English, Chinese, French
Education: CFA® Charterholder
Ph.D., economics, University of Chicago, 2000
M.A., economics, University of Chicago, 1995
B.A., mathematics and economics, Agnes Scott College, 1993
Office: El Segundo
Industry Experience: Healthcare, hospitality, banking, universities, transportation, securities, government and regulatory agencies
Dr. Song is an economist, CFA charter holder, and expert witness. Since receiving her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago, she has provided consulting and expert testimony in single-plaintiff, multiple-plaintiff, and class action discrimination disputes, as well as class action wage and hour disputes. Dr. Song has studied labor market definition and has applied techniques in statistics and econometrics to examine companies’ employment practices: hiring, pay, promotion, termination, reduction in force, executive compensation, and pension benefits. Additionally, Dr. Song has conducted pay equity studies to assist companies with identifying potential gender or minority pay gaps. Dr. Song routinely works with various types of HR, time reporting, and large-scale transactional databases to help counsel with wage and hour class actions concerning unpaid wages, meal and rest break violations, and employee misclassification.
Dr. Song’s extensive experience in securities class action litigation matters includes applying complex financial modeling tools, for example stock option valuation, Monte Carlo simulation, event-study in connection with alleged accounting fraud, damages calculations, stress testing, and regression analysis.
Dr. Song maintains a strong affiliation with the academic community. She taught courses on labor economics at the University of California, Irvine, and on financial institutions at California State University, Los Angeles. She currently teaches review courses on risk management for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program.
Dr. Song is actively involved in community work. She is a board member of the Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice.