Mr. McKnight has over 20 years of experience providing expert testimony and consulting services in matters pertaining to mass torts, securities, finance, valuation, and bankruptcy.
In mass tort matters, Mr. McKnight has worked with liability forecasts, insurance coverage, and discounted cash flows. He has forecasted future liabilities for personal injury claims resulting from exposure to asbestos, silicosis, PFOAs, 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 and forecasted liabilities for bankruptcy trusts. In the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy, he submitted written testimony on the estimation of sexual abuse claims to the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.
In securities matters, 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 bondholders. He has testified in a FINRA arbitration concerning the risk and suitability of an investment in a complex derivative product.
Mr. McKnight has valued companies and business opportunities in bankruptcy and commercial disputes using discounted cash flow analysis, market multiples, and comparable transactions. He has assessed claims of fraudulent conveyance and breach of fiduciary duty, has computed damages in complex commercial transactions, and has assessed economic substance in tax matters. He has submitted written and oral testimony on damages pertaining to breach of contract claims in AAA and JAMS arbitrations and New York Supreme Court.