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
    Trade secret misappropriation suit between language services companies
    A CRA consultant was engaged by Kirkland & Ellis on behalf of their clients, Lionbridge Technologies Inc. and H.I.G. Middle Market, LLC, in a trade secret...
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  • 02
    Forensic audits of abatement plans for multiple pharmacy defendants in state and municipal opioid-related litigations
    Christopher Gerardi was retained on behalf of multiple pharmacy defendants in several state and municipal opioid-related matters to evaluate the historical...
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  • 03
    Owner of world-famous wireless technology trademarks settles litigation
    CRA was retained by an Am Law 200 law firm, counsel for a wireless technology standard developer, implantation facilitator, and owner of related world-famous...
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