Hoffman Alvary & Company is a consulting firm providing independent advisory services to law firms, their clients and other institutions worldwide.
The firm’s Intellectual Property and Valuation Consulting practices assist companies and their counsel in a broad range of areas including expert witness testimony, licensing matters, valuations and general business consulting. The firm’s principals are experienced in determining and testifying to the amount of damages arising from the infringement of intellectual properties, and as well as in analyzing financial, accounting and economic issues in investigations before the International Trade Commission.
The firm’s Law Firm Consulting practice focuses on management consulting to major law firms throughout the United States, Canada, the UK and Europe, and works regularly with nearly half the AmLaw 100 and AmLaw Second Hundred firms in their strategic and tactical considerations.
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Nutter is a full-service, Boston-based law firm that practices at the highest level. Our IP team has a long established track record of working with clients throughout the patent lifecycle to achieve their legal and business objectives. This includes managing complex litigation, IPR, prosecution, international, and licensing matters.
Dr. Michael Chapman is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura based in Washington, DC. Michael has more than 20 years of experience providing economic, financial, and strategic consulting services to commercial firms, law firms, and governments. He has served as an economic expert to and conducted economic analyses in a wide range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, semiconductors, financial services, insurance, manufacturing, steel, agricultural products, and consumer goods.
Dr. Chapman has authored a number of articles and book chapters on intellectual property damages issues, including ““Using Settlement Licenses in Reasonable Royalty Determinations” (2009) and “The Hypothetical Negotiation and Reasonable Royalty Damages: The Tail Wagging the Dog” (2013). He has also has taught economics courses at several leading business schools, including the MIT’s Sloan School of Management, the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross Business School, Georgetown University Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business, and the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business. Dr. Chapman hold a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a J.D. from the University of Michigan.
Joel Wacek is a Principal of Hoffman Alvary. His practice focuses on financial and economic analysis for intellectual property disputes, licensing and business valuation matters. Mr. Wacek has more than a decade of experience in computing damages in intellectual property infringement matters, as well as providing financial analysis related to breach of contract and business valuation disputes.
Mr. Wacek’s experience includes providing expert testimony, preparing expert reports and assisting counsel in preparing for depositions and trial examinations. Mr. Wacek continually monitors the developing changes in patent damages case law to inform his complex damages analyses involving lost profits, reasonable royalties and price erosion.
Mr. Wacek holds an M.B.A. and a Masters of Science in Finance from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College, and a B.A. in both Economics and History from Boston College. He is a Certified Licensing Professional and member of the Licensing Executives Society and International Trademark Association.
Ron Cahill chairs Nutter’s IP Litigation practice group and works with clients of all sizes to maximize the value of their Intellectual Property. While much of Ron’s work involves presenting his clients’ case to judges and juries around the country, many clients ask him to apply that experience to strategic planning within their business, and especially with respect to their competitors or potential deal partners. Ron is a frequent speaker and commentator on patent damages, particularly in regards to lost profits. Ron holds both a master’s and bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell and received his law degree in Intellectual Property from the University of Pennsylvania. He has been practicing at Nutter for 21 years and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.