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Nels A. Pearsall

Nels A. Pearsall

Washington, DC, USA

Mr. Pearsall has worked as a testifying expert and economic consultant for more than 25 years and has provided opinions in matters involving economic damages and asset valuation for clients in various industries as well as for the U.S. and State Governments.  He has provided testimony regarding economic damages in commercial disputes involving, among other things, commercial fraud, real estate investment instruments, breach of contract, changes in asset and/or share value, fiduciary duty, lost wages and operating margins.  He has analyzed financial markets and instruments, quantified business interruption losses, developed economic and financial models to analyze business value and used event studies to model change in share price associated with negative activity.  He has developed analyses and directed research engagements involving industry transactions, corporate spinoffs, asset allocations, funded liabilities and market activity.

Mr. Pearsall has provided expert testimony and consulted in numerous intellectual property (IP) matters involving determinations of economic damages based on applications of reasonable royalty rates, lost profits, price erosion, and overall changes in firms’ IP asset values.  He has been retained as an expert to determine values of intellectual property assets such as patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.  Mr. Pearsall has provided testimony and quantified damages associated with changes in firms’ sales and/or market strategy resulting from events affecting firms’ abilities to compete.  Mr. Pearsall also has testified as to the appropriateness of alternative damage calculations set forth by opposing parties.

Mr. Pearsall has worked on a variety of matters focusing on antitrust issues including attempted monopolization, price discrimination, tying, predatory pricing, price fixing, collusion, vertical and horizontal restraints.  He has submitted expert reports and developed economic analyses of liability and damage claims in antitrust matters in which allegations of anticompetitive behavior were levied.  He has developed analyses pertaining to possible antitrust issues associated with industry standardization and licensing strategies involving intellectual property assets.

Mr. Pearsall has led business consulting engagements involving market intelligence, pricing models, analyses of corporate financial data, firms’ assets, collection and interpretation of survey data, sales forecasts, economic modeling, predictive analyses, competition and marketing campaigns.  He has expertise in application of economic and financial theories in the organization and management of complex engagements as well as market analyses, acquisition of patented technologies, revenue performance, cash flow models, and industry competition.

Mr. Pearsall has a B.A. and M.A. in Economics from Virginia Tech.


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