Disputes & Investigations | David Paris
David Paris
Senior Director
Disputes & Investigations | David Paris
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Economist and Senior Director with the Economic Litigation Practice
Experienced expert witness
Specializes in determining damages in intellectual property disputes
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David N. Paris is an economist and Senior Director with the Economic Litigation Practice of Alvarez & Marsal Disputes and Investigations in Washington, D.C. He is an experienced expert witness and specializes in determining damages in intellectual property disputes.

Mr. Paris has more than 25 years of experience addressing damages and competition issues in complex commercial disputes in U.S. courts and arbitration proceedings. These disputes have involved patent and trademark infringement, breach of contract, tortious interference, business interruption, and antitrust violation.

He has testified on damages and economic issues in U.S. District Court and before the American Arbitration Association. He has provided expert testimony on damages and competition issues, including lost profits and reasonable royalty damages, and on economic issues relevant to granting an injunction, including irreparable harm.

Mr. Paris has conducted economic market analyses in a wide range of industries, including high technology (medical devices, semiconductors, personal computers, telecommunication equipment, consumer electronic equipment and pharmaceuticals), franchises (automotive and fast food), industrial and agricultural machinery, and consumer products (nutritional supplements, cell phones, soft drinks, insecticides, and contact lens solutions).

He has also addressed economic issues related to remedial orders sought, public interest factors and bonding in Section 337 investigations before the International Trade Commission. Many of these matters involved large U.S. and international corporations, and required economic analysis of domestic and/or international markets and global supply chains.

Mr. Paris also has substantial experience advising clients on financial and economic considerations in patent and trademark license negotiations, pre-litigation damages assessments and in litigation settlement discussions. He has worked extensively with attorneys in all phases of the discovery process, including e-discovery, with both U.S. and non-U.S. clients.

He has a Masters in Applied Economics from the University of Michigan and is a member of the American Bar Association and the Licensing Executives Society. Prior to joining A&M, he was a Managing Director at Stout Risius Ross.

Mr. Paris currently serves on the board of directors (treasurer) at One World Education (OWE), a teacher-created non-profit organization in Washington, D.C. that provides middle and high school common-core literacy programs and publishes student essays about cultural and global issues.