Professional Staff

Laurits R. Christensen

Managing Principal

Denver
Tel: 720-963-5308
Fax: 720-963-9709
lau.christensen@analysisgroup.com

Education:
M.B.A., financial management, MIT Sloan School of Management; A.B., economics, Harvard University
Summary of Experience:
Over nearly two decades, Mr. Christensen has conducted economic analysis and managed case teams in support of academic experts in a broad range of cases, including major finance, tax, and antitrust litigations. Notably, Mr. Christensen led the Analysis Group team in its analysis of debt structures and corporate governance in the multi-billion dollar lawsuit between the lenders to Adelphia Communications Corporation and the Adelphia estate; he also led the Analysis Group team assisting GlaxoSmithKline in the largest transfer pricing dispute in U.S. history, and has extensive experience in tax and transfer price-related litigations across multiple industries. In the context of matters involving complex financial instruments, he has analyzed derivatives and structured finance vehicles, and assessed risk and investment suitability issues. His case leadership in numerous antitrust matters spans a variety of industries. Mr. Christensen has provided consulting expertise to attorneys throughout multiple phases of litigation, including preparation of testimony; development, presentation, and review of pretrial discovery; and critique of analyses of opposing experts.

PATENT LITIGATION AND THE INNOVATION ECONOMY 

Patent Litigation and the Innovation Economy

Mr. Christensen supported MIT Sloan School of Management Professor Catherine Tucker in quantifying the economic impact of IP lawsuits brought by patent assertion entities.

ANALYSIS THAT INFORMS POLICY, STRATEGY 

Our professionals have conducted research with affiliate Josh Lerner, exploring the economic impact of policy and legal decisions on the funding and implementation of new technologies.