Brian Pitkin is the Co-Leader of the Telecom, Media & Technology (“TMT”) Dispute Advisory group. He specializes in providing expert testimony and non-testifying consulting services in complex litigation throughout the TMT industries. Mr. Pitkin's expertise is founded on his decades of experience as an industry executive and as a consultant leading engagements ranging from due diligence, turnaround and restructuring, mergers and acquisitions and carve-outs.
Whether in the context of disputes or business transformation, Mr. Pitkin is focused on assisting clients address risk and uncertainty (whether financial, legal, operational, or regulatory) using data-driven analytics and geospatial modeling combined with industry insight on issues ranging from competition, compliance, cost-of-service, damages, integration, negotiations, performance, and synergies. During his 20 years as an expert witness, Mr. Pitkin has testified in over 60 proceedings, including in U.S. federal court, arbitrations, the Federal Communications Commission and more than 25 states public utility commissions.
In commercial litigation, Mr. Pitkin has focused on disputes relating to industry practices, cost-of-service and cost-based pricing in multi-product firms, as well as class certification under Federal Rule 23, contract terms and conditions, damages, fraud, interconnection and intercarrier compensation. In the regulatory arena, he has provided extensive expert testimony around the country on policy, modeling methodologies, compliance issues and financial analysis. Mr. Pitkin has assisted companies from around the world understand, navigate, and shape changes in regulatory regimes and associated structures.
Mr. Pitkin has worked extensively in matters across the TMT industries, including integrated communications platforms, media content, distribution and transportation systems. Mr. Pitkin has evaluated transaction operations, costs and pricing across the TMT industries related to taxes, fees and charges in telecommunications, cable television and toll roads, including investigations by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Outside of litigation, Mr. Pitkin has worked on a variety of matters related to regulatory review of mergers, both pre- and post-closing. Mr. Pitkin continues to leverage his industry and technical background to assist clients with their most complex and data intensive modeling efforts for a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders. From an industry perspective, Mr. Pitkin’s integrated communications experience spans wireline (copper, coaxial, fiber and hybrid) and wireless operations.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Pitkin worked as a Management Consultant focused on acquisitions, strategic initiatives and intercarrier relations. In industry, he served as Senior Vice President of WorldNet Telecommunications, Inc., where he led the business analysis, product development, marketing, sales, finance and regulatory departments.