Jean Malone is a Managing Director at Ankura with more than 25 years of experience in risk assessment and statistical analysis. She has provided analytic consulting for private, public, and academic entities. She is based in Washington, DC.
She currently leads a team that has advised a $3.2 billion trust on liability since its inception in 2004. In addition, she has completed numerous forecasts of asbestos-related liability during bankruptcy procedures, and continues to counsel the subsequent trusts on historical data sources and claims research methods to assure accurate payment routines.
In addition, Jean has been successfully engaged in cases involving mass torts and product liability, class actions and class certifications, commercial litigation and damages, and intellectual property throughout her career. To that end, she once led a team that operationalized an approach to notify and determine fair compensation for millions of consumers eligible for inclusion in a $336 million credit card settlement. The court described this approach as “a resounding success.”
Jean has developed numerous models that assess risk. For example, she developed a decades-long actuarial model that estimated in increase in several forms of cancer following exposure to trichloroethylene leakage from a plant in the Midwest. This model was crucial in the process that resulted in the company emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy with a trust fund dedicated to paying valid claims to exposed individuals.
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