Robert E Conner

General Factotum, Thornapple Associates, Inc.
208 Fifth Avenue South
Lake Worth, FL 33460

Work: 239.919.3419
Cell: 908.727.7007

Clientele have included the SEC, the IRS, U.S. and state-level Attorneys General and Securities, Banking and Insurance Commissioners,U.S. and foreign individual and institutional investors, banks, insurance companies, law firms brokerage firms and investment advisors. Equity and debt instruments, specific-issue and index derivatives, listed and OTC markets, options, futures and forward contracts on stocks, U.S. corporate, municipal and government bonds, commodities, financial and foreign currency indices, asset allocation, portfolio management and strategies, after-tax considerations and strategies, public and private offerings, hedging, fundamental security analysis, trading, Ponzi schemes, prime broker operations and clearing, Reg-T and portfolio margin, structured products, collateralized mortgage obligations, structured products, industry practice and standards, suitability, adequacy of risk disclosure, risk arbitrage, loss causation, damage theory, methodology and calculation.

41 years experience in the securities industry. 35 years experience as an expert witness.

Testimonial (180), deposition (30) and analytic experience since 1983 in over 850 disputes, in U.S. and International arbitrations, U.S. state & federal courts, and foreign courts.

c.v. available in PDF format at

30 Investment & Law articles available on Westlaw

Founding member (1983 to present) day of Thornapple Associates, Inc., a firm engaged in expert witness services in connection with trials, arbitrations and regulatory proceedings related to securities, commodities and commercial disputes.

Clientele have included the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Internal Revenue Service, U.S. and state-level Attorneys General and Securities, Banking and Insurance Commissioners, both U.S. and foreign individual and institutional investors, banks and insurance companies, operating corporations and LLCs, brokerage firms, ERISA pension and profit-sharing plans, registered investment advisors, market-makers, hedge funds, non-profit organizations and foundations, bankruptcy trustees, trusts and estates. Business mix: 60% U.S. / 40% International.

Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government;

Harvard Business School;

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.);

University of California at Santa Barbara;

University of Maryland, Berlin, Germany;

University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida;

U.S. Army, Captain, Military Police Corps, 1966-1971

Commercial Pilot; Instrument-rated, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association; Aerospatiale TB-20 Trinidad N20VC

Married: Tracy Conner