Tracy (Danner) Offner




M.B.A., Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College; B.A., economics, Boston College

Summary of Experience

Ms. Offner has experience in issues related to intellectual property, regulated utilities, and securities matters. She has supported numerous academic affiliates in all phases of litigation, including preparation of expert reports, depositions, and trial testimony.

In particular, Ms. Offner's expertise includes the application of marketing research methods to litigation matters and strategic business problems. She has extensive experience in the development, administration, and analysis of surveys in false advertising and intellectual property litigation matters. In recent years, Ms. Offner has assisted clients in multiple litigations involving the evaluation of patented features, assessing the potential for consumer confusion due to trademark infringement and the testing of the impact of advertisement claims on product purchase behavior. In these and other cases, she has supported leading marketing authorities in designing, implementing, and evaluating a number of survey approaches.

Ms. Offner also has provided litigation support in a variety of regulated utilities, telecommunications, and securities matters. In the City of Claremont v. Golden State Water Company matter, Ms. Offner supported two experts who testified at trial on issues of economic feasibility and municipal financing, successfully supporting Golden State's efforts to defend against condemnation claims. Other recent engagements have included developing economic analyses to value the rights of way for large fiber-optic networks and modeling the economic incentives of high-speed Internet service providers. Ms. Offner also has experience with estimating the potential exposure across a wide variety of mortgage-backed securities litigations and mediations, including submitting a declaration on this topic.