Intellectual Property and Valuation Expert Kristopher A. Boushie Joins NERA Economic Consulting

06 May 2015

NERA Economic Consulting, a leading global provider of economic advice and analysis in business, legal, and regulatory matters, announced today that Kristopher A. Boushie has joined the firm as a Vice President in its Washington, DC office.

Mr. Boushie brings over 30 years of experience in financial and litigation consulting, with an emphasis on forensic valuation issues, and more than 20 years of experience focused on intellectual property matters. His expertise includes the analysis and preparation of damages estimates in the areas of intellectual property infringement, antitrust, distributorship terminations, contract disputes, and tort claims.

“It is a pleasure to welcome Kristopher to NERA,” said Dr. Alan Cox, Chair of NERA’s Global Intellectual Property Practice. “Kristopher has three decades of impressive experience, including advising clients on intellectual property and business valuations, intellectual asset management, royalty auditing, and other financial and cost accounting-related issues. He has practical insights and in-depth industry perspective. All of these attributes makes Kristopher an important addition to NERA’s Intellectual Property Practice.

Mr. Boushie is editor of and contributing author to Calculating and Proving Damages, published by Law Journal Press. He is a regular contributor to the Financial Valuation and Litigation Expert journal and is on its Panel of Experts. Mr. Boushie has also prepared and presented a number of Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Professional Education seminars on a variety of topics related to the estimation of damages and valuation issues. In addition, he has served as a forensic accounting instructor at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

Mr. Boushie is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in Virginia. He is Accredited in Business Valuation (AICPA) and Certified in Financial Forensics (AICPA). He is also a Certified Valuation Analyst (NACVA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (ACFE).

About NERA’s Intellectual Property Practice

NERA has developed one of the largest in-house teams of economists in the economic consulting world. Our Global Intellectual Property Practice is widely recognized as being on the leading edge of the application of rigorous economic analysis in disputes related to IP. NERA economists determine damages in connection with infringement and breach-of-contract claims involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. We also address such issues as irreparable harm, the commercial success of a patent, and the impact of claimed false or misleading advertising. We value IP in connection with selling or licensing negotiations, bankruptcy, preparing required transfer pricing documentation, obtaining advance approval from a tax authority for the price of a particular trade flow, or resolving a tax controversy. We also have broad experience with a range of survey techniques that can help determine, for example, the value of trade secrets, brand names, trade dress, and product claims in company advertising. Our understanding of the operation of markets across industries where IP plays a role allows us to prepare and present accurate and defensible analyses in these assignments.

 

About NERA

NERA Economic Consulting (www.nera.com) is a global firm of experts dedicated to applying economic, finance, and quantitative principles to complex business and legal challenges. For over half a century, NERA's economists have been creating strategies, studies, reports, expert testimony, and policy recommendations for government authorities and the world's leading law firms and corporations. We bring academic rigor, objectivity, and real world industry experience to bear on issues arising from competition, regulation, public policy, strategy, finance, and litigation.

NERA's clients value our ability to apply and communicate state-of-the-art approaches clearly and convincingly, our commitment to deliver unbiased findings, and our reputation for quality and independence. Our clients rely on the integrity and skills of our unparalleled team of economists and other experts backed by the resources and reliability of one of the world's largest economic consultancies. With its main office in New York City, NERA serves clients from more than 25 offices across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.