Jean E. Malone is a Managing Director at Ankura Consulting Group based in Washington, DC. Dr. Malone has more than 25 years of experience in risk assessment and statistical analysis. She has provided analytic consulting for private, public, and academic entities.
Since joining the firm in 2000, Dr. Malone has been engaged in cases involving mass torts and product liability, class actions and class certifications, commercial litigation and damages, and intellectual property. For example, she 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 the results of this approach as “a resounding success.”
Dr. Malone has developed numerous models that assess risk. For example, she developed a decades-long actuarial model that estimated arising of 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.
Dr. Malone 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.
Prior to joining Ankura, Dr. Malone was a Consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Survey Research Center. In this capacity, she advised various clients, including the Insurance Legislators’ Foundation, the Federal Highway Administration, the Internal Revenue Service, and the District of Columbia Office of Personnel.
As an Assistant Professor in Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro from 1991 to 1998, Dr. Malone taught courses in research methods and data analysis.
Dr. Malone received her Doctorate of Philosophy in Sociology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She was awarded a competitive pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship from the Public Health Service. The fellowship supported community research, which Dr. Malone undertook in conjunction with the police department and other government agencies in Suffolk County, NY. Dr. Malone received a Master of Arts in Sociology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences from Adelphi University.