Christopher Gerardi is a senior managing director in the FTI Consulting Forensic and Litigation Consulting practice and is based in New York. He is the co-leader of the FTI Consulting Intellectual Property practice. He has more than 20 years of experience assisting companies and plaintiffs' and defendants' counsel with complex economic, financial, accounting and litigation issues. He focuses on applied economic analysis and damage analyses as they relate to intellectual property, securities, business interruption and commercial litigation matters.
In addition to working on matters before multiple U.S. federal and state courts, Mr. Gerardi has worked on matters before the International Chamber of Commerce, AAA and other international forums. He has testified as an expert witness in commercial dispute matters.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting in November 2003, Mr. Gerardi was a partner (principal) in KPMG’s Forensic Dispute Advisory Services practice, where he served as a member of the National Intellectual Property Leadership Team and was the northeast area leader for the Intellectual Property practice.
Mr. Gerardi has lead multiple commercial litigation engagements involving patent infringement, theft of trade secrets (including matters that fall under the U.S. Economic Espionage Act), trademark and copyright infringement, antitrust, breach of contract, business interruption, tortious interference, business valuation and post-acquisition dispute matters.
Mr. Gerardi has conducted numerous complex studies involving lost sales, lost profits, reasonable royalties, royalty audits, incremental revenues and costs, price erosion, manufacturing and marketing capacity, market definition, destruction /diminution of business value, unjust enrichment, out-of-pocket costs, pre-judgment interest and discounted cash flows and valuation of intellectual property.
He has worked with legal counsel, management and licensing professionals in early case assessment, technology valuation, and licensing strategy.
Mr. Gerardi has served clients in a variety of industries, including: banking, securities and financial markets; aerospace and aviation (military and civilian); electronics (military and civilian); computer hardware and software; chemicals and petrochemicals; industrial and building products; medical products and pharmaceuticals; and automotive components.
Mr. Gerardi has an M.S. in banking, finance and money management from the Adelphi University School of Business and a B.A. in economics from Southeastern Massachusetts University. He is a member of the Licensing Executives Society and American Bar Association.