Christopher Gerardi

Vice President

Christopher Gerardi is a Vice President in the Risk, Investigations & Analytics Practice.

Chris has more than 25 years of experience providing economic, financial, and accounting advisory services to companies, legal counsel, regulatory authorities and tribunals involved in transactions, investigations and disputes. Prior to joining CRA, Chris was a Senior Managing Director at a global consulting firm where he was the co-leader of the Intellectual Property Practice and later the co-leader of the Dispute Advisory Services Practice. Prior to that, he was a partner a big-four accounting firm’s Forensic Services Practice.

An internationally recognized advisor and economic damages expert, Chris has expertise matters relating to intellectual property, ITC investigations, and a wide array of commercial litigation matters including, breach of contract, business interruption, tortious interference, merger termination, failed systems implementation, and price discrimination. Chris also has experience in evaluating state and municipal level appropriations, economic damages and abatement costs in discriminatory mortgage foreclosure and opioid-related matters, including having audited cumulatively over $70 billion of treatment, harm reduction, prevention and systems coordination abatement components.

He has provided advisory services, including global market, competitive, dispute, and regulatory analyses to clients across a broad spectrum of industries, including:

  • artificial intelligence;
  • aerospace and aviation (military and civilian);
  • banking, securities, financial markets and insurance;
  • chemicals and petrochemicals;
  • computer hardware, networking, and cloud computing;
  • energy (renewable, oil & gas);
  • industrial and building products;
  • life sciences (pharmaceuticals, assays, medical devices and biotechnology);
  • optoelectronics;
  • semiconductors;
  • software and information engineering;
  • telecommunications; and
  • transportation & automotive (self-driving and electric).

Chris  has been recognized as a leading expert in patent damages in the 2015 through 2022 editions of the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals.  IAM notes “Christopher is an incredibly well-versed, experienced, bright guy when it comes to IP. There is always a well-conceived methodology and analytical process to his work. He is outstanding.”

He is also a member of the Sedona Conference’s Trade Secrets Working Group and serve as a contributing editor for The Sedona Conference Commentary on Monetary Remedies in Trade Secret Litigation. He is a regular speaker on the topic of patent, trade secret, and commercial economic damages.

Chris has provided oral and written expert evidence in matters before multiple US federal and state courts, the US International Trade Commission, and multiple international arbitration forums including ICC, LCIA, DIFC-LCIA, and AAA.

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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