Brynna Carswell Smith
Brynna Carswell Smith is a Consultant in the Litigation and Valuation practice. She provides financial and economic analysis in connection with dispute resolution and intellectual property valuation.
Ms. Smith routinely conducts complex damages analyses for intellectual property disputes relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. These analyses include the evaluation of lost profits, reasonable royalties, price erosion, actual damages, unjust enrichment, and statutory damages as appropriate. Ms. Smith also has experience analyzing damages in other contexts, including breach of contract matters, legal malpractice claims, and other business disputes.
Ms. Smith manages cases from the discovery phase through trial and regularly assists counsel in preparing for depositions and trial examinations. These engagements have spanned a broad range of industries including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, computer software and hardware, banking, and service organizations, among others.
In her work relating to intellectual property valuation, Ms. Smith collaborates with the firm’s principals to analyze the value of licensing opportunities, royalty buyout offers, and other monetization efforts. Ms. Smith’s role in these engagements focuses on research, market analysis, and financial modeling.
Prior to joining Hoffman Alvary, Ms. Smith gained experience at an investment management firm and worked in strategic planning at a patent law firm. She earned a B.A. in History from Princeton University, including a year abroad at the University of Oxford. She also holds a Master’s degree in Finance and a professional graduate certificate in Strategic Management from Harvard University.