Christopher P. Gerardi
- Senior Managing Director, Co-Leader of Dispute Advisory Services
- Forensic & Litigation Consulting
- T: +1 202 715 1547
- F: +1 202 312 9101
- 555 12th Street, NW
- Suite 700
- Washington, DC, 20004
- United States
- T: +1 202 312 9100
- F: +1 202 312 9101
- M.S., Banking, Finance and Money Management, Adelphi University, School of Business
- B.A., Economics, Southeastern Massachusetts University
- American Bar Association
- Licensing Executives Society
- Intellectual Property
- Economic Consulting
- Expert Testimony
- Aerospace & Defense
- Financial Institutions
- Healthcare & Life Sciences
- Telecom, Media & Technology (TMT)
Christopher Gerardi is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Washington D.C. He has more than 25 years of experience assisting companies and plaintiffs' and defendants' counsel with complex economic, financial, accounting, and litigation issues.
As a nationally recognized consultant and expert witness, Mr. Gerardi focuses on applied economic and damages analyses as they relate to patent infringement, theft of trade secrets, trademark and copyright infringement, domestic industry and public interest factors, irreparable harm, antitrust, breach of contract, business interruption, tortious interference, business valuation, commercial and post-acquisition dispute, and royalty compliance matters.
He has served clients in a variety of industries, including: banking, securities and financial markets; pharmaceutical and biotechnology; aerospace and aviation (military and civilian); telecommunications and smartphones; computer hardware and software; chemicals and petrochemicals; industrial and building products; and automotive.
In addition to working and testifying on matters in federal and state court, Mr. Gerardi has worked on matters before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), International Chamber of Commerce, and the American Arbitration Association.
Mr. Gerardi has conducted numerous complex studies involving lost sales, lost profits, royalty audits, incremental revenues and costs, price erosion, price elasticity, manufacturing and marketing capacity, market definition, destruction/ diminution of business value, unjust enrichment, pre-judgment interest and discounted cash flows and valuation of intellectual property. A significant portion of his practice is focused on the determination of royalty rates for intellectual property. Over the course of his career, he has reviewed hundreds of license agreements, providing a broad frame of reference for reasonable royalty damages analyses.
He has also worked with legal counsel, management and licensing professionals in early case assessment, developing royalty audit and licensing compliance programs, technology valuation, and licensing strategy and has provided advisory services, including global market, competitive, and regulatory analyses, to clients across a broad spectrum of industries.
Mr. Gerardi is a regular speaker on the topic of patent and trade secret damages at a number of national professional organizations.