DeForest McDuff

Economic Advisor


Dr. McDuff is an expert in applied business economics with experience in consulting, finance, and economic research.  He provides economic expertise in a variety of areas in litigation and business consulting, including economic damages, lost profits, reasonable royalty, intellectual property, commercial success, licensing, negotiation, antitrust, competition, financial analysis, and valuation.

Dr. McDuff earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University.  At Princeton, Dr. McDuff received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (awarded to 25 graduate students in economics nationwide each year) for his academic research studying financial economics and applied microeconomics.  He has published research in several peer-reviewed academic journals.  Dr. McDuff graduated summa cum laude with undergraduate degrees in economics and mathematics from the University of Maryland.

Dr. McDuff’s business consulting experience includes strategic negotiations, licensing, valuation, pricing, business design, product launches, and a range of other topics.  His expert witness experience includes expert analysis and/or testimony on more than 50 expert reports and declarations, 30 depositions, and 10 trials in a diverse range of courts across the country.  His industry experience includes pharmaceuticals, electronics, semiconductors, telecommunications, handheld devices, software, hardware, computers, chemical, and a wide range of other areas.