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G. Michael Phillips, PhD
750 E. Walnut Street
Pasadena CA 91101
USA
phone: 626-744-3540
fax: 626-744-3530
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Phillips, Fractor, and Company (PFC) is a boutique litigation support and consulting firm that specializes in Economic, Financial, Statistical, Managerial, Valuation, Accounting, and Complex Analyses.

PFC's team is comprised of experts and consultants who blend active academic careers with real-world experience in a variety of fields. They draw on economic theory, statistical analysis, survey research, mathematics, computer science, business theories, and management best practices to conduct high quality research based on appropriate methodology to give precise insights into specific research problems which they clearly communicate in a variety of venues.

Litigation Support / Testifying Experts - PFC's team of PhDs and other leading experts work closely with clients from the beginning to the end of each engagement, identifying key issues, selecting appropriate methodologies, conducting and supervising analysis, writing reports, and testifying or otherwise presenting results in a clear and understandable manner.

Commercial Damages and Valuation Expertise:
  • Lost Profits - Business interruption, bad faith, faulty materials, transportation corridor closures, theft of trade secrets analysis. Analyze loss due to piracy, theft of trade secrets, unlicensed use of tools and plans, and intellectual property infringements
  • Commercial Damages - Estimate extensive damage or loss due to contract disputes, fraud and unfair competition, or negligence claims
  • Intellectual Property - Estimate losses and licenses associated with intellectual property. Apply advanced economic and statistical analysis, hedonic valuation methods, Georgia-Pacific factors, surveys, focus groups, analytical approaches, reasonable royalty analysis, cost savings estimates, industry "rules of thumb," meta-analysis, and other appropriate methodologies; brand and trademark confusion; market research surveys, focus groups, and analysis; utilization of online surveys for quantitative analysis and hypothesis testing; valuation of trade secrets, know-how, and proprietary processes; Hedonic Price Regression
  • Financial Analysis - Pro Forma analysis, deal analysis, simulations, "what if" analysis, real options valuation, and analysis of contracts. Competitive benchmarking, industry analysis, analysis of start-ups, cost of credit, credit rating damages, appropriate discount rates, weighted average cost of capital, cram down rates, and analysis of "but for" potential rates of return and appreciation
  • Investment Market Analysis - Analyzed hundreds of open market class action securities cases involving 10b-5, 33, and 34 act issues; investment valuation; event studies; options and derivatives valuation; portfolio construction; analysis of risk and return; analysis of investment characteristics; analysis of commissions; analysis of trading frequency; analysis of prudence; benchmark comparison and analysis; Index creation and analysis; ETFs, mutual funds, hedge funds, structured products, UITs, commercial banking; custom modeling
  • Investment Suitability - Link investor risk tolerance to investment characteristics; identify impact of investments on overall portfolio; model portfolio analysis; analyze impact of economy on investments and portfolios; UPIA; UPMIFA; managed accounts; PPM analysis; hedge funds; investment "systems"; quantitative modeling; surveys, focus groups, class census analysis; Real Options analysis; "what if" analysis; Monte Carlo & Simulation; Financial Econometrics
  • Internet Issues - Assess value by using statistics and econometrics to measure "internet presence"; test for trademark, URL, and brand confusion; start-up valuations; shadow stock valuation; domain name valuation; search engine confusion; unauthorized likeness
  • Industrial Organization & Competitive Analysis - Determine the competitiveness of markets including monopoly and monopsony power, concentration ratios, valuation of acquired interests, HSR analysis, pre-merger and acquisition analysis, securities valuation, financial analysis of contingent liabilities, real options analysis, industry analysis for trade associations and regulatory entities, econometric modeling and forecasting, and custom research
  • Entertainment Industry - Valuation, forecasting, modeling; statistical analysis of script content; royalty and licensing computation; quantitative analysis; special projects
  • Product Liability - Analyze customer records, perform actuarial type analysis on warranty claims and product failures, work with lemon law type issues, and perform surveys and focus groups to develop data regarding liability and damages
  • Real Estate & Urban Policy - Fiscal and economic impact analysis, financial analysis, and public private partnership/joint venture negotiations; eminent domain analysis; hedonic regression analysis; statistical valuation models; regional economic forecasting; analysis of public policy on local economy; impact of environmental issues on property values; impact of tax policy; special projects
  • Construction Defects & Destructive Testing - Create and supervise or evaluate sampling plans; compute margins of error; compute projections and extrapolations
  • Surveys & Sampling - Mail, telephonic, computer panel surveys; focus groups; questionnaires; intercept surveys; census; record sampling; warranty card analysis; Eveready, Sprite, and other marketing surveys; consumer expectation surveys; special projects
  • Statistics, Econometrics & Forecasting - Create forecasts, "what if" simulations and models, test hypotheses, and perform custom research
  • Class Action, Mass Actions, Mass Torts - Assess commonality, or lack thereof, using economic and statistical analysis; conduct census or surveys; design sampling for random depositions; analyze corporate records; special analysis
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