Aminta Raffalovich

Vice President at Intensity, LLC
Ranked in United States: Expert witnesses
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High-stakes commercial and patent litigation is meat and drink to Intensity, which is distinguished by its incredible work ethic, responsiveness, timely delivery and quality of output. There’s no shortage of exciting developments at the firm, which reflect its dynamism in the market: one notable item on the newsreel in early 2021 was the addition of former CRA vice president Steven Schwartz, who joined as a managing director, based in Dallas. A touchstone economic consultant for nearly four decades, Schwartz has testified extensively and in many forums, with a concentration on intellectual property. Intensity is executing superbly on its growth vision, with Schwartz’s arrival one of several which have given the firm an enhanced national presence. March 2021 also saw it announce the acquisition of Eurekanomics, bringing more PhD professionals into the fold and giving it a presence in the Bay Area. In terms of case highlights, meanwhile, they don’t get better than providing testimony on behalf VLSI Technology in its March 2021 patent litigation victory over Intel, resulting in a jury award of $2.175 billion. Ryan Sullivan worked with formidable trial firm Irell & Manella to secure this monumental outcome. Sullivan is the president of Intensity and the man behind its rapid ascent: as his results record attests, he is also a dynamite testifier. With him at the firm since its beginnings in 2014, Aminta Raffalovich also undertakes her expert analysis work with perfect exactitude. She has profound knowledge of the economics of technology and applies this to great effect in patent cases arising in many theatres of innovation. Richard Brady is in his element in disputes involving cutting-edge life sciences developments.

Aminta Raffalovich's Profile

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.

Firm Profile

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 Am Law 200 for high-stakes litigation and disputes.

Here is an example of the many accolades bestowed on the company:

Client testimonial: “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.”

Since the company’s founding in 2006, the core building block of success has rested on having an outstanding group of talented professionals. A four-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, Texas and Washington DC.

Intensity is also proud to announce that four of its professionals are recognised as experts by IAM. 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.
  • 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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