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David Harkavy

Managing Director

Ankura Consulting Group

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David is the Managing Director at Ankura Consulting Group in Chicago, IL. He specializes in the causation and determination of economic damages in commercial disputes as well as the valuation and licensing of intellectual property. He has testified on economic damages in state and federal courts and arbitration settings, and performed IP and business valuations for various reasons. His clients include law firms, large and small corporations, individuals and non-profits. David is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Illinois and has presented on litigation support and damages topics.

In the area of litigation, David has consulted clients involved in patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright infringement matters, as well as antitrust and breach of contract issues. These engagements involved reasonable royalty determinations, lost profits calculations, price erosion, convoyed sales, unjust enrichment and financial performance analysis. Furthermore, his litigation consulting includes the determination of market royalty rates, relevant costs, opportunity assessment, lost sales and market share, among others.

David has worked on valuation projects including patents, computer software, trade secrets, trademarks, and membership lists, conducted in a variety of contexts, such as joint ventures, licensing, related party transactions, and communications to investors.

David’s professional experience has encompassed a diverse range of industries, including consumer products, information services, telecommunications, construction, credit repair services, medical products, biotechnology, food and beverage, scrap metal, packaging materials, and non-profit, among others.

A licensed Certified Public Accountant in Illinois and Certified in Financial Forensics. David has presented on various intellectual property valuation and litigation topics to organizations, such as the American Intellectual Property Law Association, Chicago Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago, and Loyola Law School.