Elisabeth A. Browne is a Senior Economic Advisor with Compass Lexecon based in Pasadena. She has over a decade of experience in financial analysis and litigation support working with clients, attorneys and experts in all phases of the litigation process. She has led teams in analyzing liability, causation and damages issues in intellectual property, corporate governance, executive compensation and breach of contract disputes, including several international arbitrations. She has worked on multiple high value cases in industries including financial institutions, internet and high technology, real estate, media and telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing, often analyzing claims related to breach of fiduciary duty, disclosure deficiencies, and valuation.
Working with multiple experts in a wide variety of disciplines, Dr. Browne brings a synergistic and creative approach to complex disputes where there is often no single perfect expert. She works with attorneys and clients to consider possible strategies and approaches, including analysis of settlement options and trial risk. She has expertise in modeling lost profits, unjust enrichment, reasonable royalties, expectancy and reliance damages, mitigation claims, injunction/irreparable harm issues, and apportionment issues.
Dr. Browne earned her Ph.D. in Engineering-Economic Systems in 1996 from Stanford University, specializing in financial modeling of decisions in situations with significant uncertainty. Prior to joining Compass Lexecon, she was a Principal at Cornerstone Research, and has prior experience as a co-founder of an internet startup company and in strategic management consulting.