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Geared up for big-ticket litigation, Intensity has developed the perfect blueprint for answering the most complex economics questions in the courtroom. Its experts combine rigorous research and analytical skills with deep substantive knowledge of economics and courtroom finesse, and are in hot demand among blue-chip companies such as Microsoft, Novartis and Adobe. Growth is a central thread in the outfit’s recent storyline; Intensity has recruited heavily around the country and has added greatly to its support team as well as brought on board new managing directors, including Nisha Mody. “Nisha is a top testifying expert. Regardless of the complexity of the underlying technology, her reports are thorough and her analysis is always detailed and persuasive. She also stays abreast of developments in the law of damages. Nisha is very easy to work with and offers excellent advice on cross-examining the other side’s expert. Excellent in high-pressure situations, Nisha is extremely focused and is of great assistance to trial teams.” Other hotly tipped members of the team include president Ryan Sullivan, the main instigator of the firm’s growth and success, and Richard Brady: “Ryan often testifies in high-profile patent matters. He is always well prepared and can articulate creative theories in a persuasive and accessible way.” “Richard has a remarkable ability to digest and synthesise complicated records. He is a driving force in developing damages theories, in preparing the lengthy and detailed expert reports necessary for complex cases, and in preparing testifying experts for trial and deposition testimony. Richard’s skill, intelligence, work ethic and tenacity make him indispensable.” Other valuable contacts for the address book include Steven Schwartz and Aminta Raffalovich. Schwartz has a PhD and nearly four decades of experience, and has settled in well since his 2021 arrival; he works across many industries and can be counted on for a resonant performance in any court. Likewise, Raffalovich, who does sterling work in high-technology areas involving social media and streaming innovation, for example. She’s always up to date on the law – and has a legal background – and her data-driven approach renders her reports easy to understand; responsiveness and a willingness to roll up her sleeves are other valuable traits she displays.
Aminta Raffalovich, JD/MS, is a vice president at Intensity specialising in the economics of technology and innovation. She applies her expertise in several areas, including intellectual property, antitrust and competition, finance, contract disputes and business tort litigation. In these areas, Ms Raffalovich provides expert analysis and economic consulting on issues including lost profits, reasonable royalties, unjust enrichment, commercial success, licensing, economic harm, valuation, economic domestic industry considerations, market definition, vertical restraints, harm to competition, consumer welfare and prejudgment interest.
Ms Raffalovich has expertise and experience in a range of industries. Her work spans the life sciences (including pharmaceuticals, medical devices and diagnostics), electronics (including consumer electronics, semiconductors, computers and telecommunications), e-commerce, entertainment, payments and healthcare, among others.
Ms Raffalovich earned her JD from the University of San Diego School of Law and is a member of the State Bar of California. Prior to law school, Ms Raffalovich graduated cum laude from the University of California, Berkeley, with a degree in environmental economics and policy. She went on to earn a master’s in economics from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, where she also served as an instructor in macroeconomics and econometrics courses.
Intensity is a professional services firm that generates powerful research, analysis and expertise to solve the most complex challenges in the marketplace and courtroom, especially in the areas of economics, finance and statistics. Using world-class academic training and industry expertise, Intensity’s professionals conduct thorough research and analysis, develop independent conclusions and articulate these conclusions in ways that help decision-makers – from corporate executives to judges and juries – make informed decisions.
Intensity’s success centres on a simple formula of meticulous research, insightful analysis and effective communications. This formula provides top organisations with unmatched quality, reliability and responsiveness. The company is therefore proud to have clients that include Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, IBM, Novartis, MasterCard and Adobe, and to have established itself as a top-tier expert services firm among the AmLaw 200 for high-stakes litigation and disputes.
Here is an example of the many accolades bestowed on the company:
We had a case with some tough economic issues in terms of isolating the effect of alleged conduct separate and apart from other factors that influenced competition and financial performance. Intensity rose to the challenge and quickly created an analysis that was both sophisticated and intuitive. Indeed, Intensity’s analysis successfully survived intense scrutiny from three opposing experts! It is always a pleasure working with the Intensity team. (Client testimony)
Since the company’s founding in 2006, the core building block of success has rested on having an outstanding group of talented professionals. A five-time winner of the San Diego Business Journal’s annual Best Places to Work award, Intensity understands that hiring the best ensures stellar work product and optimal outcomes for its clients. Intensity continues its impressive growth trajectory with dedicated professionals including analysts, associates, economists and experts. Headquartered in San Diego, Intensity’s professionals are located throughout the United States, including New York, San Francisco, Dallas, Chicago and Washington DC.
Intensity is also proud to announce that five of its professionals are recognised as experts by this year’s edition of IAM Patent 1000. This adds to the roster of recognised IAM experts dating back to 2014 and continuing annually ever since.
Intensity has exceptional knowledge of the economics of intellectual property and technology across a spectrum of life sciences, electronics and other industries. The following two examples highlight our expertise:
- A jury awarded $2.175 billion based upon the expert testimony of an Intensity economist, who provided trial testimony on behalf of VLSI Technology in patent litigation involving Intel’s microprocessors; and
- A jury awarded $752 million based upon the expert testimony of an Intensity economist, who provided trial testimony on behalf of Juno Therapeutics and Sloan Kettering in patent litigation involving cancer immunotherapy.
The company continues its ambitious plans to build upon historic successes.
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