Alisa Knapp


Alisa Knapp is a principal in the Risk, Investigations & Analytics practice at CRA based in New York. She specializes in providing economic, financial, and accounting advisory services to companies, legal counsel, regulatory authorities, and tribunals involved in disputes, investigations, and transactions.

Ms. Knapp’s fifteen-year career has focused on consulting with and advising clients on the financial and economic implications of business decision-making, primarily related to litigation-based damages and royalty audits. Ms. Knapp has significant experience with all aspects of related case work, including overall project planning, management and coordination, expert report drafting, deposition and trial preparation, review and assessment of other experts’ reports, financial modeling and analysis (such as discounted cash flow projection models), and research on economic, financial, and legal issues.

Ms. Knapp has substantial experience in matters relating to intellectual property (patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and trademark infringement), International Trade Commission (ITC) investigations, commercial litigation (breach of contract, tortious interference, unfair competition, unjust enrichment), and commercial arbitration. Ms. Knapp is well-versed in damages case law in these areas.

She has provided advisory services to clients across a broad spectrum of industries, including: apparel; banking, securities, and financial markets; chemicals; computer hardware and networking; consumer products; life sciences (pharmaceuticals and medical devices); publishing; semiconductors and optoelectronics; software; telecommunications; and transportation and automotive.

Ms. Knapp has worked on matters before multiple US federal and state courts, the US ITC, and arbitration forums. Prior to joining CRA, Ms. Knapp was a senior director in the Forensic and Litigation Consulting practice at FTI Consulting.

Selected Engagements

  • 01
    Damages in alleged infringement of patented automated securities exchange
    On behalf of a major securities exchange, developed estimate of economic damages arising from alleged infringement of patented technology relating to an...
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  • 02
    Aiding high-speed network interconnectivity manufacturer in ITC investigation
    Christopher Gerardi addressed the economic prong of the domestic industry and public interest factors for a manufacturer of end-to-end high-speed network...
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  • 03
    CRA’s client and owner of valuable wellness brands settles litigation
    CRA was retained by an Am Law 200 law firm, counsel for an owner of valuable wellness brands that markets CBD and hemp-derived oral and topical products, in a...
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