Woods Oviatt Gilman is a full-service law firm with headquarters in Rochester, NY and offices in Buffalo, NY and Phoenix, AZ, and they are a member of the Meritas global alliance. They represent a broad spectrum of clients, from publicly traded corporations and financial institutions; from high-technology and industrial enterprises to construction firms, and more.
NERA Economic Consulting (www.nera.com) is a global firm of experts dedicated to applying economic, finance, and quantitative principles to complex business and legal challenges. For over half a century, NERA's economists have been creating strategies, studies, reports, expert testimony, and policy recommendations for government authorities and the world’s leading law firms and corporations. We bring academic rigor, objectivity, and real world industry experience to bear on issues arising from competition, regulation, public policy, strategy, finance, and litigation.
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Katherine H. McGuire is a Partner in the firm and Chair of the Intellectual Property practice group. She has more than 25 years of experience as a registered patent attorney and is a Partner in the firm's Business & Finance Department where she is Chair of the Intellectual Property Practice Group. She has extensive experience in all aspects of U.S. and foreign patent procurement, infringement and validity analysis, freedom-to-operate opinions, competitive surveillance and patent litigation. Her practice further includes negotiating and preparing Intellectual Property agreements including patent and know-how licensing, joint development, technical service, confidentiality and consulting agreement.
Dr. Werner is a CPA and Senior Consultant in NERA’s Intellectual Property Practice, where he provides economic, financial, and statistical analysis to support complex litigation. Dr. Werner has applied his expertise to matters involving economic damages, class certification, and the valuation of product attributes, among other areas. He has also provided expert witness testimony in cases involving allegations of lost profits, lost wages, and fraud.
Dr. Werner’s consulting experience includes analyzing economic issues related to consumer fraud and false advertising, agricultural and mineral production, risk, business valuation, lost wages, financial liquidity and solvency, and anti-competitive behavior, among others.
Dr. Werner has performed rigorous quantitative analysis in a wide range of industries, including consumer retail products, energy and mining, food processing, technology, real estate, and insurance, among others. Prior to joining NERA, Dr. Werner served as an economist at a boutique consulting firm in the San Francisco Bay Area, and analyzed financial data while working at a Big 4 accounting firm. Dr. Werner has also conducted empirical academic research in the fields of energy and environmental economics, presenting his work at several academic conferences and serving as a peer review referee for academic journal publications.
Andrew M. Malec, Ph.D. is the firm’s Chief Economist and head of the firm’s Intellectual Property (“IP Practice Group. He has demonstrated expertise economic claim quantification on complex, commercial litigation in as well as providing valuation opinions for corporate planning, financial reporting, taxation, transaction, litigation, and strategic planning purposes. Dr. Malec also has significant experience in providing analysis and litigation advisory services to attorneys and litigators, including but not limited to intellectual property infringement, securities litigation, and shareholder disputes. He has testified in state and federal courts. Dr. Malec is an Editorial Board Member for The Value Examiner and a faculty member for ICLE’s Deposition Skills Workshop. He is a member of the American Economic Association, the Midwest Economics Association, the Western Economic Association International, and the Financial Management Association International.