Richard J. Eichmann

Senior Managing Director
Chair of NERA's Intellectual Property Practice


San Francisco
Tel: +1 415 291 1033
Fax: +1 415 291 1020

Los Angeles
Tel: +1 213 346 3009
Fax: 1 213 346 3030

Email: richard.eichmann@nera.com
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MA in applied economics, University of Michigan
BA in economics & philosophy, University of Michigan
Doctoral courses in econometrics and mathematical economics, George Mason University
Certified Valuation Analyst, National Association for Certified Valuators and Analysts


Richard Eichmann is a trusted testifying damages expert with over 25 years of experience. He applies economic expertise to intellectual property, antitrust, and finance disputes across a variety of industries including the automotive, airline, credit card, financial, energy, gaming, pharmaceutical, and technology sectors. An in-demand testifying expert in litigation and arbitration, Mr. Eichmann has a successful track record of never having had an opinion excluded in federal court.

Mr. Eichmann has been retained for issues including product defect and other class actions, patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and general commercial litigation matters. He has particular expertise in damages modeling, business valuation, econometrics, statistics, sampling, survey research methods, and conjoint analysis. He excels at drawing meaningful conclusions from large, complex, and disparate datasets. 
Mr. Eichmann has filed expert reports in federal and state courts and testified during arbitrations. His testimonies include analyses utilizing the application of statistical methods, sampling, survey design, business valuation, and econometrics as they pertain to the calculation of damages and lost profits.

Prior to joining NERA, Mr. Eichmann was a Managing Director in the dispute advisory practice of an international consulting firm. He also provided economic analysis and dispute advisory services at a private litigation consulting firm and two Big 4 accounting firms. In addition, Mr. Eichmann worked as an analyst in the automotive industry utilizing proprietary survey research data for time series analysis and as a research assistant for the Survey Research Center at the Institute for Social Research in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on panel study surveys.

Title Type Author
The Role of Economics on the Road to Autonomous Vehicles and Digital Mobility White Paper Daniel Hanson, Richard Eichmann, Richard Marsden, George Anstey, Grant Saggers, Dr. Garrett Glasgow, Dr. C-Philipp Heller, Dr. Hector Lopez, Dr. Bruno Soria, Dr. Will Taylor, and Adam Rhoten