Ph.D. and M.A., economics, University of Connecticut; B.A., international business, Beihang University
Summary of Experience
Dr. Dawson has extensive experience consulting with clients and conducting economic analysis in a broad range of cases, including intellectual property, class certification, false advertising, securities, and finance matters. In these engagements, Dr. Dawson has supported counsel in all phases of the litigation process - understanding complex claims, assisting with fact and expert discovery, and providing trial support. She has managed teams of professionals in making convincing and well-supported arguments, constructing rigorous damages models, and critiquing the opposing expert reports. Some examples of the issues she has provided consulting services include evaluating patent holders' lost profits damages in patent infringement matters, evaluating whether putative class members' economic damages can be determined on a class-wide basis, analyzing the price impact of alleged misrepresentations, determining loss causation and damages in securities fraud matters, ascertaining whether the alleged false advertisement has caused economic harm to the plaintiff, and assessing the magnitude of such harm, if any. Dr. Dawson has been designated as a testifying expert in cases involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and damages calculations. She has testified in arbitration.
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