Robert R. Trout, PH.D., CFA

Partner, LitEcon LLP


    • 1998-Date Lit.Econ LLP, San Diego, CA
    • 1996-1998 Deloitte & Touche, Costa Mesa and San Diego, CA
    • 1992-1996 Foster Associates, Inc., San Diego, CA.

    • PhD in financial economics from the Anderson Graduate School of Management, U.C.L.A. Minor fields in statistics and corporate law.
    • MBA in finance from U.C.L.A.
    • BS in math and economics from the University of Oregon, Eugene, OR.


o Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), member of the Financial Analysts Society of San Diego and the CFA Institute;

o Former Director of the National Association of Forensic Economics;

o Senior Editor, Board of Editors for the Journal of Forensic Economics;

o Managing Editor, Litigation Economics Digest;

o Member of the Financial Management Association, National Association of Forensic Economics, and American Academy of Economic and Financial Experts.

o Member Advisory Board for Forensic Economics Abstracts, Social Science Research Network.


Previously testified in civil courts concerning the following areas:

o Antitrust economics and damages

o Breach of contract damages

o Business interruption losses

o Eminent domain business goodwill losses

o Employment discrimination statistics

o Investment and portfolio theory

o Patent infringement losses

o Personal economic losses

o Reasonable royalties in patent cases

o Regulatory economics issues

o Securities fraud losses

o Statistical analysis

o Trademark infringement losses

o Valuation of businesses, partnerships, financial assets, and securities