Vice President at Charles River Associates
Christopher Gerardi is a vice president at Charles River Associates (CRA) based in Washington DC and New York. He 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, Mr Gerardi was senior managing director at FTI Consulting and co-leader of FTI’s dispute advisory services practice.
An internationally recognised adviser and economic damages expert, Mr Gerardi has expertise in matters relating to intellectual property (patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, trademark and copyright infringement), International Trade Commission (ITC) investigations, commercial litigation (breach of contract, business interruption, tortious interference, merger termination, failed systems implementation and price discrimination) and commercial arbitration.
Mr Gerardi has a deep understanding of damages case law and is skilled at constructing and evaluating damages claims in light of the current guidance of diverse courts.
He has provided substantive advisory services, including global market, competitive, dispute and regulatory analyses, to clients across a broad spectrum of industries, including:
In addition to economic damages issues, Mr Gerardi has worked with legal counsel, management and licensing professionals in the development and execution of royalty audit and contract compliance programs, technology valuation, and licensing strategy. He is a member of the Sedona Conference’s Trade Secrets Working Group and serves on the drafting committee for monetary relief in trade secrets litigation.
Mr Gerardi has provided oral and written expert evidence in matters before multiple US federal and state courts, the ITC and multiple international arbitration forums. He is a regular speaker on the topic of patent, trade secret and commercial economic damages at several professional organisations.