Overview

Introduction

Cornerstone Research occupies a rare niche in the consulting world as a firm that specializes in economic and financial analysis for law firm clients. As a Cornerstone Research consultant, you provide support for expert testimony in commercial litigation and regulatory proceedings. While much of the financial work mirrors what you’d find at traditional economic consultancies, it’s the intersection of the legal and consulting worlds that makes Cornerstone Research an exciting and enriching opportunity.

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Employer Type

Private

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Size

501-1,000 Employees

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Featured Rankings

Vault Consulting 50


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Major Departments/Practice Areas

Accounting


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Major Office Locations

Boston, MA


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Employment Contact

Elena R. Garcia

Firsthand Findings

Cornerstone is the perfect starting point for a variety of career goals, from being a consultant, to earning a PhD or MBA, or even moving into industry positions.  

Insiders note that the compensation at Cornerstone is generous—particularly for economic consulting— while even entry-level roles at the company can come with the opportunity to work on some high profile cases right from the jump. While that creates some fantastic learn-as-you-go opportunities, the  firm supplements these with mentoring from its highly experienced team members, as well as through a  variety of formal training opportunities.

About the Company

In the increasingly complicated world of commercial litigation, attorneys often need help sifting through  complex economic or financial issues. Cornerstone Research is the place they turn for help. The firm has  worked with top-tier law firms throughout its existence, and has provided services to firms in a diverse  group of industries including finance, telecommunications, high tech, manufacturing, and energy. 

Cornerstone Research provides attorneys with consulting for many facets of the litigation process. That  includes finding high-quality expert witnesses, as well as providing economic and financial analysis to  attorneys as they navigate the complexities of litigation and regulatory proceedings. 

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Employee Reviews


  • “A great place to start and build a career.”
  • “Cornerstone can be an excellent stepping stone into getting a graduate degree in business, law,  finance, or economics. It's a place you can develop rigorous analytical skills and earn a good amount of  money while leaving many good career options open.”
  • “I think one thing that sets us apart is that at our firm you will actually be able to directly utilize many of  the skills you have acquired during your degree. You also get to work with some of the smartest people  within economics as you both get to work with PhDs from the top schools and also with the professors  from these same top schools. Lastly, unlike other consulting companies, you will also get extensive  training and applicational use of coding in R and other languages. This makes the exit opportunities  much more diverse as you are both able to go to a quant hedge fund, big tech, management consulting,  or graduate school.”
  • “The culture at Cornerstone stands out in the industry. Very smart, hardworking people who treat  everyone as equals. While people work hard people enjoy being around each other. Regardless of what  office you are in you feel part of one firm. Senior Management values the opinions of all levels and is  invested in the people.”
  • “We will do some extensive and quantitative analyses on some of the more complex financial and  economic issues in the world, alongside some great people both in terms of the professional and  personal qualities, and in this journey, you will work very hard and sometimes exhaustive hours, but you  are supported and appreciated throughout by the firm.”

Why Work Here


At Cornerstone Research, we strive to create a culture where all employees are valued. We have a long tradition of being an inclusive work environment and supporting a multigenerational and diverse team of professionals. Within our communities, our firmwide goal is to encourage and inspire a diverse future workforce by increasing financial literacy and technology skills among thousands of students, especially those in disadvantaged and under-supported communities. For those who share our vision and values of high-quality work, commitment to our clients and experts, and support for one another and our communities, we offer an exciting, rewarding environment.

Getting Hired Here


  • “Cornerstone is looking for candidates with the ‘potential for success’ at our firm. This is indicated by  academics, work experience, and leadership, as well as interest in and understanding of our work and  performance in the interviews.”
  • “Each candidate goes through multiple rounds of interviews. The final round is with consultants at  different levels in the hierarchy and every interviewer's feedback is considered equally important. We  look for candidates who are smart, grounded, and like working in teams.”
  • “We recruit at select number of schools where we hold events and also have resume drop. First round is  two case interviews of 35 minutes each. Second round is four interviews of 45 minutes, all case based. We do take candidates from all backgrounds although we lean towards more quantitative majors. We  seek candidates that find the intersection between economic research and application in practice  interesting. Someone who likes working in fast-paced environment, works well in teams, and can  concisely convey their thoughts and problem-solving methods.”
  • “The recruiters at Cornerstone are professional, friendly and very responsive. They are an excellent  representation of the firm and its culture.”
  • “We seek candidates who are critical thinkers, collaborative, organized, detail oriented, and willing to  learn. We need individuals who can complete both qualitative and quantitative work.”

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