• Welcome to SCG

    SCG, Inc. provides research, analysis and expert testimony in complex business litigation and regulatory proceedings. SCG also provides investigation of economic issues of concern to business or government entities and offers conceptual as well as analytical solutions.

    Clients have relied on SCG for expert analysis and opinion since 1981, including in a number of the most significant cases of the past twenty-five years.

  • Significant Cases

    • Liberty Media Corp. v. Vivendi Universal S.A.
    • Vivendi Universal S.A. Securities Litigation
    • Crystal Semiconductor v. Tritech Microelectronics International Patent Infringement Litigation
    • Enron Corporation Securities Litigation
    • WorldCom Inc. Securities Litigation
    • Skene v. State Farm Consumer Fraud Litigation
    • Kalitta Air, L.L.C., v. GATX Capital Corp., et al.
SCG Experts

Blaine Nye, Ph.D.

Blaine Nye, Ph.D., is President of Stanford Consulting Group Inc. Dr. Nye has provided expert testimony in securities litigation, intellectual property litigation, business valuation, general damages, insurance economics, antitrust litigation and other areas. He has testified as an expert financial economist at trials in federal and state courts across the U.S., including New York, California, Texas, and other states. Before founding SCG in 1981, Dr. Nye played professional football for the Dallas Cowboys.
Dr. Nye has a Ph.D. in Finance from Stanford University, an M.S. in Physics from the University of Washington, an M.B.A. from Stanford University and a B.A. in Physics from Stanford University. Dr. Nye taught Financial Management and Policy and Operations Research in the M.B.A. program at the University of Dallas, as well as Financial Management and Policy in the M.B.A. and undergraduate programs at Santa Clara University. He was a Professor of Finance at the University of San Francisco.

Jane Nettesheim

Jane Nettesheim is a financial economist and Vice President of Stanford Consulting Group, Inc. Since 1989, Ms. Nettesheim has served as a consultant and expert in areas related to insurance economics, securities litigation and general damages. She has prepared numerous monographs and reports, and has testified in both State and Federal Courts. Subjects of her testimony in securities litigation include class damages in Section 10(b), Section 11 and Section 12 securities litigation, market efficiency, materiality and loss causation. She also has provided testimony on lost profits, individual damages and punitive damages.
Ms. Nettesheim has completed the coursework in the Ph.D. program in Finance at the London Business School, University of London, and has an M.B.A. from the University of Hawaii and a B.A. in Biology from the University of Colorado. She has taught Corporate Finance in the M.B.A. programs at the City University of London and the University of San Francisco and Managerial Economics in the undergraduate program in the business school at the University of Hawaii.

Beth Charlesworth

Beth Charlesworth has managed consulting teams in analysis of damages, preparation of expert reports and testimony, and at trial. In securities litigation, Ms. Charlesworth has overseen the analyses of market efficiency, materiality, causation and damages in many major cases including class action lawsuits against Vivendi Universal and Enron Corporation. She also has managed SCG's work in cases of lost profits, antitrust litigation, insurance economics and prospective mergers and acquisitions.
Ms. Charlesworth has testified in regulatory and legislative proceedings and at deposition, and presented analyses of causation and damages at mediations. She earned an M.B.A. from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, and an A.B. summa cum laude from Miami University.

Zach Nye, Ph.D.

Zachary Nye, Ph.D. is a financial economist and Senior Consultant at Stanford Consulting Group, Inc. Dr. Nye has a Ph.D. in Finance from the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine, as well as an M.Sc. in Finance from the London Business School, and an A.B. in Economics from Princeton University.
Dr. Nye has served as a consultant in matters of securities litigation, insurance economics, intellectual property and general damages. Subjects of his research include the market efficiency of underlying and derivative securities, volatility forecasting, risk management, financial econometrics, valuation and corporate finance. Dr. Nye has teaching experience in Corporate Finance, Investments and Risk Management at the M.B.A. level.

Tavy Ronen, Ph.D.

Tavy Ronen, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Finance at Rutgers University. Dr. Ronen has a Ph.D. in Finance from the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business, as well as a B.A. in Economics, from Wesleyan University.
Dr. Ronen has served as a consultant and expert witness in finance and economics. Some of her areas of expertise as a financial economist are: credit default swaps, bond and credit markets, equity market and debt market microstructure, market efficiency, information effects, and the structure of market trading. Dr. Ronen has taught courses including: Financial Institutions and Markets, Capital Markets and Investments, International Capital Markets, Investments and Portfolio Analysis, Macroeconomics, and Microstructure.