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J.B. Heaton received his JD from the University of Chicago Law School and his MBA and PhD in financial economics from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 1999. He then joined Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP, where he was a litigation partner from 2004 to 2017, leading plaintiff-side litigation for hedge funds and other large institutional investors and handling large economic damages expert work for corporate clients. He received his undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Illinois in 1990 and spent two years in economic consulting before starting his graduate studies at the University of Chicago.

J.B. is widely published in law and finance. His research has been cited by courts and scholars around the world. He writes on corporate and securities law, corporate governance and hedge fund activism, damages and economic injury, the economic analysis of litigation, and the use (and abuse) of financial-market evidence in litigation. He has taught at the law and business schools of the University of Chicago and Duke University and Northwestern University’s law school. He is currently Business Law Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School.

J.B. is admitted to the bar in Illinois and New York.