Robert S. Knudsen

Vice President

Education

M.B.A., Accounting, University of California, Berkeley
B.S., Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, University of California, Berkeley

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Mr. Knudsen has 34 years of experience in auditing, management consulting, reorganization and workout consulting, business valuation, investigative accounting, and analysis of financial and business issues in commercial litigation. He has testified many times in state and federal courts, at arbitration, and before regulatory bodies. Mr. Knudsen specializes in damage analysis and investigative accounting and has calculated damages in cases ranging from intellectual property to consumer class actions. He has also assisted companies with licensing management and evaluation of royalty rates. Mr. Knudsen has led investigations and assessed accounting-related issues in the context of 10-A investigations, securities litigation matters, and purchase price disputes.

Mr. Knudsen is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner.

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Specialty

Specialty: 

Damage analysis, investigative accounting, intellectual property, and consumer class action

Selected Publications & Presentations

"The SEC, Delaware and U.S. Supreme Court: Liability of Directors and their Advisors." Directors Roundtable (February 2008).

"Intellectual Property Damages in the Entertainment Industry," in Litigation Services Handbook-The Role of the Financial Expert, Fourth Edition (2007).

"Corporate Investigations: Managing Everyone's Needs." Presented to various law firms (2007).

“Lost Profits When the Patent is Only Part of the Whole.” Calculating & Proving Patent Damages Workshop (January 2005).

“Calculating Damages in IP Disputes.” Intellectual Property Leadership Forum, Orlando, Florida (February 2002).

“Optimizing the Value of Intellectual Property.” Harvard Business School, 13th Annual Entrepreneurs Conference (May 1997).

Memberships

Institute of Industrial Engineers
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
California Society of CPAs

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