SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - Cornerstone Research, a leading provider of economic and financial consulting and analysis in commercial litigation and regulatory proceedings, today announced the appointment of Michael E. Burton as President and CEO. Dr. Burton, formerly a Senior Vice President, succeeds Cynthia L. Zollinger, who has held Cornerstone Research's highest leadership position since January 2007. Ms. Zollinger remains an officer of the firm and will assume the post of Chair, succeeding James K. Malernee Jr.
This transition in Cornerstone Research's leadership position reflects the firm's commitment to proactive succession planning. "Mike was selected as our next President and CEO after careful consideration, based on his exceptional leadership abilities and his commitment to our vision and values," said Ms. Zollinger.
Dr. Burton joined Cornerstone Research in 2000 to help build the firm's Washington, DC office, which has grown rapidly under his leadership. He has nearly 30 years of experience in economic and financial consulting and analysis of liability and damages issues arising in business litigation. Dr. Burton has led Cornerstone Research's work in numerous high-profile matters involving antitrust, breach of contract, business valuation, intellectual property rights, international arbitration, market manipulation, and securities.
"Cindy has been outstanding together with our senior staff in steering Cornerstone Research to the market-leading position that it occupies today," Dr. Burton said. "I am excited to build upon this work. We're committed to maintaining the high levels of expertise and excellent service that our clients have come to expect from Cornerstone Research."
Ms. Zollinger expressed her appreciation for her years as the firm's leader: "It has been a privilege and a pleasure to work with the clients, experts, and staff of Cornerstone Research in the position of CEO and President, and I look forward to continuing my active role with the firm for years to come."
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Cornerstone Research provides high-quality economic and financial consulting and expert testimony in all phases of complex litigation and regulatory proceedings. The firm works with an extensive network of leading authorities from academia and industry to identify the best-qualified expert for each assignment. Staff consultants bring specialized knowledge and experience as well as a commitment to produce outstanding results. Currently marking its 25th anniversary, Cornerstone Research has over 450 staff and offices in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Menlo Park, New York, San Francisco, and Washington.
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