DeForest McDuff

Partner at Insight Economics

DeForest McDuff, PhD, is an expert in applied business economics with extensive experience in consulting, finance and research. Dr McDuff provides economic expertise in a variety of areas in litigation and business consulting, including damages, lost profits, reasonable royalty, intellectual property (including patents, trade secrets, trademarks and other IP rights), commercial success, licensing, negotiation, antitrust, competition, financial analysis and valuation.

Dr McDuff’s consulting experience ranges from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies to professional sports teams, and includes licensing, valuation, negotiation, pricing, business design, product launches, strategic decision making, regulatory analysis and a range of other topics. His expert witness experience includes analysis and testimony in more than 75 expert reports, 50 depositions and 16 trials in a diverse range of courts across the United States. His expert opinions have been relied upon by clients, courts, and government agencies. Recent testimony has led to successful client settlements, expert opinions cited in district court and PTAB rulings, and blocking patent opinions affirmed by the Federal Circuit in Acorda and other cases.

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

Dr McDuff co-founded Insight Economics in 2017.

Professional associations

  • American Economics Association
  • LES

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Insight Economics
555 Fayetteville Street
Suite 201
Raleigh NC 27601
United States

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