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Mr. David McKnight has over 19 years of experience in economic consulting, providing expert testimony and consulting services in litigation, regulatory proceedings, tax matters, and arbitration pertaining to securities, finance, valuation, bankruptcy, and product liability.

In securities litigation, Mr. McKnight has analyzed class certification, loss causation, and damages related to securities class actions. He has assessed investment risk and portfolio performance; performed event study analyses; analyzed transactions data; and computed damages for stock, option, and bond holders. He has testified in a FINRA arbitration concerning the risk and suitability of an investment in a complex derivative product.

In bankruptcy and commercial disputes, Mr. McKnight has valued companies and business opportunities using discounted cash flow analysis, market multiples, and comparable transactions. He has assessed claims of fraudulent conveyance and breach of fiduciary duty in bankruptcy proceedings and litigation. Mr. McKnight has also analyzed complex commercial transactions to compute damages in commercial disputes and assess economic substance in tax matters. He has testified on liability and damages pertaining to a breach of contract claim between a jewelry manufacturer and a management consulting firm.

In product liability matters, Mr. McKnight has worked with liability forecasts, insurance coverage, and discounted cash flows. He has forecast future liabilities for personal injury claims resulting from exposure to asbestos, silicosis, pollution, and various drugs and medical devices; allocated projected losses to available insurance coverage; and estimated the resulting cash flows. He has also assisted companies in setting liability reserves for financial accounting.

Mr. McKnight holds an M.S. in Mathematics and an MBA in Finance and Financial Systems & Analytics from New York University.

Delaware Appraisal Case Reaffirms Valuation Premium for S Corporations
September 15, 2015
Published in Deal Points
News & Events
October 20, 2020
David McKnight to Discuss Tort Liability Costs for Small Businesses at U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform Summit

Brattle Senior Associate David McKnight will discuss tort costs for small businesses at the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) “Summit 2020: Future in Focus,” which will take place on October 20.

March 21, 2019
David McKnight to Participate in The Knowledge Group Webinar on Calculating Damages in ERISA Litigation

Brattle Senior Associate David McKnight will participate in The Knowledge Group’s webinar, “Calculating Damages in ERISA Litigation: Practical Guide,” taking place March 21 from 12:00-2:00 pm (ET).

December 07, 2017
David McKnight to Participate in The Knowledge Group Webinar on Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy

Brattle Senior Associate David McKnight will present during The Knowledge Group’s webinar, “Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy: Trends, Developments, and Opportunities for the Year Ahead,” taking place December 7, 2017 from 3-5 pm EST.

June 28, 2016
David McKnight and Florin Dorobantu to Present During Live Webcast on Fair Value Accounting

Brattle Senior Associates David McKnight and Florin Dorobantu will present during The Knowledge Group’s live webcast, “Fair Value: Friend or Foe?,” on June 28, 2016, from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST.

September 15, 2015
Brattle Authors Deal Points Article on Delaware Court’s Reaffirmation of S Corporations Valuation Premium

Brattle principals Yvette Austin Smith and Torben Voetmann and senior associate David McKnight recently co-authored an article in the American Bar Association’s Deal Points journal on a recent appraisal case in the Delaware Court of Chancery which reaffirmed that S corporations enjoy a valuation premium relative to C corporations.