Lawrence P. Weiner
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Lawrence P. Weiner is a former Wall Street fixed income strategist who has testified as an expert witness in some of the most significant bond market matters of the past decade. His clients have included government agencies, such as the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Labor, as well as major institutional investors, such as pension funds, insurance companies, universities, broker-dealers, and municipal governments. Mr. Weiner has testified in a variety of different forums, including federal district court, federal bankruptcy court, NASD arbitrations, and administrative law proceedings.
Mr. Weiner’s expertise extends to some of the most complex and specialized areas of the fixed income markets. He has knowledge and industry experience in the underwriting, analysis, and marketing of complex structured securities, such as collateralized debt obligations (CDO’s, CBO’s, CLO’s, and CLN’s), asset-backed securities (ABS and CMO’s, including subprime RMBS), commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) and derivative instruments, such as interest-rate swaps and credit default swaps (CDS). Mr. Weiner has testified on issues involving fixed income portfolio strategy and risk management, fixed income suitability issues, and broker-dealer sales and trading practices. His recent engagements include a number of major cases involving high profile subprime mortgage-related hedge fund and mutual fund failures.
Mr. Weiner holds a B.A., magna cum laude, from Brown University and an M.S. in Industrial Administration (MBA) from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. Mr. Weiner worked at Morgan Stanley from 1986 through 1991 and was Vice President, Fixed Income Research at Lehman Brothers from 1992 through 1994. Since 1995, he has been an independent consultant on fixed income securities issues, applying the skills and experience he gained during his years on Wall Street to deliver objective advice and effective expert testimony.
M.S., Industrial Administration (MBA), Carnegie Mellon University, 1982
B.A., History, Magna Cum Laude, Brown University, 1978