DeForest McDuff, Ph.D.
DeForest McDuff, Ph.D. is an expert in applied business economics with extensive experience in consulting, finance, and economic research. Dr. McDuff provides economic expertise in a variety of areas in litigation and business consulting, including economic damages, lost profits, reasonable royalty, intellectual property, commercial success, licensing, negotiation, antitrust, competition, financial analysis, and valuation.
Dr. McDuff’s business consulting experience ranges from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies to professional sports teams, and includes licensing, valuation, negotiations, pricing, business design, product launches, strategic decision-making, and a range of other topics. His expert witness experience includes expert analysis and/or testimony on more than 50 expert reports and declarations, 35 depositions, and 10 trials in a diverse range of courts across the country.
Dr. McDuff earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University. At Princeton, Dr. McDuff 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 several 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.