Refco was a New York-based financial services company, primarily known as a broker of commodities and futures contracts.

Case description: Alleged fraud arising from secreting of hundreds of millions of dollars of uncollectible receivables to a related, unconsolidated entity controlled by Refco’s CEO.

Cypress acted as expert witness on behalf of RH Capital Associates LLC and Pacific Investment Management Company LLC regarding reasonableness of due diligence conducted by underwriters of Refco’s debt and equity securities.