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Bruce L. Blacker

Senior Managing Director

Areas of Expertise

  • Accounting
  • Damages & Lost Profit Analysis
  • Due Diligence
  • Expert Witness
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Fraud Investigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation Support

Industries

  • Automotive
  • Chemical
  • Financial Institution
  • Healthcare
  • Telecom

Prominent Cases

  • Damages Expert Witness on behalf of The Ohio Willow Wood Company in Several Patent Infringement Matters Involving Prosthetic Devices
  • Damages Expert Witness on Behalf of the Defendants in the Universal Instruments Corporation v. Micro System Engineering, Inc. and Missouri Tooling & Automation Matter Involving Allegations of Trade Secret Misappropriation
  • Damages Expert Witness on Behalf of the Plaintiff in the Ureteknologia de Mexico S.A. de C.V. and Urelift S.A. de C.V. v. Uretek (USA), Inc., Structural Plastics, Inc., et al. in a Breach of Contract Matter
  • Damages Expert Witness and Forensic Accountant in an arbitration between a major appliance company and its largest next-day-delivery vendor
  • Forensic Account and Damages Expert Witness for the Plaintiff in the Dynomax Drilling Tools Inc. and Dynomax Drilling Tools USA Inc. v. Duradril, LLC, Rigminder, Inc., Aleutian Yachts, LLC, Citadel Marine Center, LLC, et al. Matter Addressing Issues of Damages and Piercing the Corporate Veil

Experience

  • 30 Years of Relevant Experience

Education

  • Master of Accountancy, Brigham Young University
  • B.S. in Accounting, Brigham Young University

Professional Designations

  • CPA
  • CFF

Bruce L. Blacker is a Senior Managing Director at GlassRatner with 30 years of experience as a forensic accountant and economic damages expert. As a litigation consultant he is a seasoned expert witness and has provided testimony in Federal Courts, State Courts, and at arbitrations. Mr. Blacker has extensive experience in intellectual property matters (copyright, patent infringement, trade dress, trademark, trade secrets), as well as experience in antitrust, breach of contract, business interruption, fraud investigations, insurance claims, lender liability, loss of earnings (wrongful death/wrongful termination), securities fraud, and other general damage quantification matters. In addition to Mr. Blacker's litigation consulting experience, he has provided corporate recovery, business valuation, and tax compliance services.

Mr. Blacker has provided litigation services that span across a wide variety of industries including advertising, aerospace, agriculture, airlines, automotive, banking/financial institutions, biotechnology, business services, chemicals/polymers, computer hardware/components, computer software/services, insurance, medical devices, oil/gas, pharmaceutical, real estate, retail, technology, telecommunications, utilities, among others. Furthermore, he has experience with matters filed internationally in Canada, Europe, Mexico, and with the International Trade Centre.

Mr. Blacker has a Masters and Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting from Brigham Young University. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of Texas and is certified in financial forensics (CFF).

Before joining GlassRatner, Mr. Blacker was a Partner in the Financial Advisor Services / Dispute Analysis and Investigations practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and was a Vice President at Analysis Group, Inc., an economic consulting firm.

Representative assignments on which Mr. Blacker has worked include:

  • Prepared and issued expert witness reports
  • Provided expert witness testimony
  • Evaluated economic damages
  • Quantified actual damages or disgorgement remedies
  • Calculated lost profit damages
  • Determined reasonable royalty damages
  • Utilized a hypothetical negotiation construct
  • Performed Georgia-Pacific factor analyses
  • Conducted royalty audits
  • Provided client assistance during patent licensing negotiations
  • Analyzed claimed damages in securities class action lawsuits
  • Performed analyses in class certification matters
  • Served as a court appointed financial expert to independently investigate the transfer of funds between related companies
  • Served as an arbitrator

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