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 FTI Consulting where he was the co-leader of FTI’s Intellectual Property Practice and later the co-leader of FTI’s Dispute Advisory Services Practice. Prior to FTI, he was a Partner in KPMG’s Forensic Services practice and began his professional career at Coopers & Lybrand.

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.

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 U.S. federal and state courts, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and multiple international arbitration forums including ICC, LCIA, DIFC-LCIA, and AAA.

Selected Engagements

  • 01
    Breach of contract in aerospace dispute
    A team of CRA consultants were retained as quantum experts on behalf of a diversified manufacturer of avionics products and services (at issue, aircraft...
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  • 02
    Damages in alleged infringement of patented automated securities exchange
    On behalf of a major securities exchange, a team of CRA consultants developed estimate of economic damages arising from alleged infringement of patented...
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  • 03
    Healthcare DIFC-LCIA international arbitration involving trade secret misappropriation
    A CRA consultant served as a quantum expert on behalf of pharmacy benefits management systems and healthcare informatics provider in a multi-jurisdictional...
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