Echelon Analytics is a nationally recognized leader in economic and financial analysis, expert witness services, financial and forensic investigations, and business consulting. From its offices in Dallas, Houston, Salt Lake City and Los Angeles, the firm works with law firms, corporations, government entities, and private individuals across the United States and internationally in matters involving commercial damages, intellectual property disputes and valuation, and banking and finance litigation.
Echelon assists clients involved in commercial disputes and litigation, as well as those needing help assessing value and risk in the context of pre-litigation, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, licensing, and sales. Echelon’s practitioners deliver complex information in an organized and easy-understand way for the users of the information to make important decisions, such as juries, investors, and government agencies. Learn more about Echelon at ea-us.com.
Econ One provides economic research and consulting on issues relating to markets, competition, regulation, and valuation. We offer in-house expertise in applied economic theory, econometrics, statistics, market strategies, large-scale project management, electronic data manipulation, and graphics. Our strength is our staff--a diverse group of professionals combining an impressive set of academic credentials with years of experience in the arena of hands-on, practical economic research.
Armando Chavez serves as an economic damages expert and financial analyst with over 17 years of experience in the assessment of financial issues and determination of damages in litigation. Mr. Chavez has testified in federal and state civil case proceedings and has experience on matters involving intellectual property damages, valuation, breach of contract, business interruption, and licensing and/or sale of assets. Mr. Chavez has also been involved in non-litigation consulting regarding patent licensing.
Mr. Chavez has conducted numerous complex analyses involving reasonable royalty, lost profits, present value, lost sales, incremental profit rates, cost of development, unjust enrichment, lost earnings, profit measurement, manufacturing and marketing capacity, fixed and variable costs, interest on damages, and potential technology/brand licensing or acquisition.
As part of his experience, Mr. Chavez has identified, reviewed and evaluated numerous financial documents including financial statements, business plans, projections, market studies, cost of sales reports, product line profit reports, contracts, forecasts, promotional materials, and license agreements, among others. Mr. Chavez has assisted many companies and law firms in the identification of relevant financial information, in the development of damage claims, and in the review of appropriate financial/damages considerations and related case strategies. Mr. Chavez has prepared or assisted in the preparation of a significant number of expert reports and assessments of claims of damages submitted in litigation. The matters in which Mr. Chavez has consulted have involved Fortune 500, multinational, and mid and small-sized companies across a wide variety of industries, including consumer products, telecommunications, medical/pharmaceutical, sporting equipment, Internet/software, oil & gas, automotive, computer storage, construction, financial services, chemical, entertainment and semiconductor.
Mr. Chavez is a Certified Valuation Analyst (“CVA”), a Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (“MAFF”), and a member of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (“NACVA”). Mr. Chavez is also a member of the Licensing Executives Society (“LES”), which is an organization of more than 5,000 members including corporate executives and professionals involved in the licensing and valuation of patents, trademarks and other intellectual property. Mr. Chavez has served as a lecturer on topics related to damages and valuation of intellectual property including at the Georgetown University Law Center and the Chicago Kent College of Law. Mr. Chavez holds a M.S. and a B.B.A., magna cum laude, in Finance from the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University.
Dr. Eric Forister is an expert economist with testifying experience on market definition, market power, and damages. His expertise includes applying advanced statistical techniques to datasets, synthesizing information from documents, and designing and evaluating surveys. He focuses on relevant questions to tackle complex issues with an efficient and effective style of communication. Dr. Forister also has extensive experience consulting on issues including royalty rates, irreparable harm, sampling, survey design, common impact, and materiality. He is a Senior Economist at Econ One and can be reached for more information upon request. Learn more at www.econone.com/staff-member/eric-forister