Abel Teshome

Managing Director at Ankura Consulting Group, LLC
Ranked in Finance, IP management consultancy, IP-backed lending, Legal, Licensing, Valuation
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Abel Teshome's Profile

Abel Teshome is a managing director in the Intellectual Property practice of Ankura Consulting Group, a business advisory and expert services firm with broad cross-disciplinary and cross-industry experience.

Mr Teshome’s practice concentrates on the valuation of IP in a variety of contexts. He has extensive experience in the assessment of economic and financial damages and other measures of monetary relief in IP litigation, including patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, trademark infringement, copyright infringement, and unjust enrichment. Mr Teshome has provided expert opinions and testimony concerning IP infringement damages and valuation issues in Federal Court proceedings. 

In addition to assessing damages and monetary relief in the context of IP litigation, Mr Teshome has extensive experience valuing IP in the context of licensing, breach of contract, bankruptcy, acquisitions, investment collateralisation, transfer pricing, and tax disputes. For example, Mr Teshome has provided analytical, strategic and corporate finance support to clients engaged in licensing negotiations and other business transactions. He has also participated in the presentation of findings on the topics of IP valuation, arm’s-length royalty rates and transfer pricing to the Internal Revenue Service Office of Appeals. 

Mr Teshome is a certified public accountant (CPA) and is certified in financial forensics (CFF) by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a credential granted to CPAs with expertise in forensic accounting issues, including damages assessment, valuation, and litigation support. He is a member of the AICPA and its forensic and valuation services section. Mr Teshome holds a BA and MS degrees in accounting and financial reporting and assurance Services.

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