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E. Allen Jacobs

Managing Director


E. Allen Jacobs has testified as an expert on economic and financial issues in federal and state courts and before federal regulatory boards. He has been certified as an expert by federal courts in antitrust, economics, economic damages, and finance. Dr. Jacobs’ testifying assignments have included estimation of damages, antitrust analyses, corporate valuations, evaluation of financial structures, valuation of financial instruments, and evaluation of class certification for securities litigation. 

In addition to Dr. Jacobs’ testifying experience, he has consulted with over 100 companies on business, financial, and market strategy. He has evaluated prospective acquisition targets, led due diligence teams on acquisition evaluations, and advised numerous companies on acquisition, divestiture, and restructuring plans. He has been involved in a variety of financing and restructuring transactions. 

Dr. Jacobs has served on boards of private companies and was president of an incubator investment corporation that evaluated over 1,000 potential investments.  He advised the government at the state, congressional, and federal levels. He has extensive experience in energy, natural resources, telecommunications, technology, financial, and other industries.

Dr. Jacobs has taught on the faculty at Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of Texas at Austin, and has conducted seminars at 11 other universities. He has taught courses in corporate finance, econometrics, financial markets, industrial organization, microeconomics, money and banking, and energy and natural resource markets. He has given advanced topic seminars at a dozen universities. He has also taught over 15 continuing-legal education courses pertaining to economic and financial issues in litigation with certifications in 14 states.


Ph.D., Economics, 1981
National Science Foundation Fellow (scholarship) 

Duke University
B.A., 1976 (magna cum laude)
Bache Award (senior prize) in Economics
Honors program
Angier Biddle Duke scholar

Oxford University
Angier Biddle Duke scholar (semester abroad)

Employment History

Navigant Consulting, Inc.
2008 - 2012

Charles River Associates
Vice president
2003 - 2008

CPI Advisors, Inc.
2002 - 2003

WhatWorks, Inc.
2000 - 2002

Corporate Performance, Inc. (CPI)
1990 - 1999

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Professional Affiliations

Texas Damages Institute, University of Texas School of Law