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J.B. Heaton

J.B. Heaton is the Managing Member of One Hat Research LLC. 


He​ earned a Ph.D. in business with a finance concentration, an M.B.A. with a concentration in analytic finance  (both from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, previously named the Graduate School of Business) both in June 1999, and J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School the same month.


From 1999 to 2017, J.B. practiced law (from 2004 to 2017 as a partner) in the law firm Bartlit Beck LLP (known through that time as Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP).


J.B. has published extensively in peer-reviewed finance journals and on finance topics in law journals and law reviews. His research has been cited by courts throughout the country and by scholars throughout the world.  


His research on business valuation in the context of solvency analysis has been cited by two federal courts of appeals and six federal district courts or bankruptcy courts.  


His research on market efficiency issues in litigation has been cited by two federal district courts.  


His 2015 article (co-authored with Alon Brav, professor of finance at Duke University), Event Studies in Securities Litigation: Low Power, Confounding Effects, and Bias, has been cited by two federal courts of appeals  and seven federal district courts. 

He has taught law and finance courses at the law schools of Northwestern University, Duke University, and the University of Chicago.

J.B. provides consulting and expert testimony on subjects related to his published research.  You can contact him via the phone number in the footer below or by email (available on his CV, link below).

You can download J.B.'s CV here.

His Google Scholar page is here

His SSRN page is here