Dr. Mukesh Bajaj is a managing director and global head of the Securities & Finance Practice at Navigant. Prior to joining Navigant, Dr. Bajaj founded AFE Consulting and served as its President.
Dr. Bajaj advises clients in matters involving economic and financial issues, and has managed hundreds of consulting and litigation support assignments. Dr. Bajaj is an expert in matters relating to securities fraud, valuation of complex derivatives and intellectual property, insider trading, financial market microstructure, intangible assets, transfer pricing, interests in closely-held firms, warrants, restricted stock and other complex contingent securities, and purchase price allocation studies. He has also consulted on financial strategy and acquisition analysis.
Dr. Bajaj has testified in various Federal and State Courts, the Superior Court of California, the State Board of Equalization in California, the U.S. Tax Court, arbitrations, mediations and in IRS Appeals proceedings. He has also testified in Canadian and Australian courts, testified in JAMS arbitration and filed an expert report in the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes.
In addition to his work at Navigant, Dr. Bajaj has taught corporate finance, investments, and financial engineering courses in the MBA and Masters in Financial Engineering programs at the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to his consulting practice, Dr. Bajaj was an assistant professor of finance and business economics at the University of Southern California where he taught undergraduate and graduate courses in finance. Dr. Bajaj is the recipient of several teaching awards and scholastic honors and has published several articles in leading academic and applied journals, such as The Journal of Finance, The Journal of Financial Economics, The Journal of Financial Research, The Journal of Applied Finance, International Economic Review, Research in Finance, The Journal of Corporation Law, The Journal of Derivatives and Research in Law and Economics.