Dr. Ignacio Franceschelli, Senior Consultant
NERA Economic Consulting
Dr. Franceschelli is a Senior Consultant in NERA’s Securities and Finance Practice. He specializes in the analysis of complex securities including mortgage-backed securities and collateralized debt obligations.
Since joining NERA he has provided support to expert testimony related to the credit crisis and the resultant litigation. He has managed projects involving RMBS litigation and his work comprises the analysis of securitized mortgage loans including sampling design and mortgage default and loss severity econometric models to estimate future collateral losses. He has also analyzed the factors that influence loan pricing in projects concerning mortgage discrimination claims.
Bjorn Bjerke, Partner
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Bjorn Bjerke is a partner in the Finance practice and resident in the New York office. He focuses his practice on representing lenders, borrowers, managers and investors in a broad range of complex financing arrangements across a wide spectrum of asset classes including securitizations and other structured financings, various shared collateral and second lien structures, repo facilities, commodity, equity, credit and fund linked derivatives, subscription lines and a variety of funding arrangements tailored to existing purchase commitments such as energy management agreements and airline frequent flyer miles programs. In addition, he has extensive experience representing investors, creditors and managers in complex restructurings, work-outs and acquisitions of distressed and nonperforming assets. He is involved in all aspects of deal structuring, negotiation and documentation.