Gary Greenfield

Gary Greenfield

Litigation Cost Management
1736 Franklin Street, Suite 700
Oakland, CA 94612
Office: 510-834-1555
Fax: 510-217-9700

Litigation Cost Management (LCM) provides expert legal fee analysis for both clients and law firms across all areas of civil litigation, including patent and other intellectual property, bankruptcy and bankruptcy litigation, insurance coverage, fee-shifting and common fund cases, fee disputes and other types of litigation where fees are at issue. Gary Greenfield has been a court-appointed Special Master on fee-related issues and has provided written and oral testimony on reasonableness, allocation and appropriateness of attorney fees and expert witness fees on numerous occasions. He has 15 years prior experience in all aspects of complex litigation. He has been a speaker at numerous programs and seminars on legal fee management and analysis.

Litigation Cost Management, founded in 1991, was one of the original attorney's fees analysis and consulting firms in the United States. We combine extensive experience in complex litigation with sophisticated computer analysis and presentation. We have worked with businesses, public agencies, institutions, law firms and courts in our legal and expert fee analyses. Cases have ranged from several hundred thousand to over 50 million dollars. They have covered the gamut of litigation, including intellectual property, environmental, insurance bad faith and coverage, breach of contract, securities fraud, antitrust, personal injury, and discrimination cases.

Our frequently asked questions about legal bill analysis and auditing, catalogues interesting developments in the area of attorneys fees litigation, and describes our services and typical types of cases we have handled.

Areas of expertise: Attorneys' fees analysis in Auditing (auditing; qui tam actions); Business (antitrust; bankruptcy; breach of contract; intellectual property; trademark; trade secrets; securities); Insurance (bad faith; insurance bad faith; policy coverages; insurance coverage; fraud); Intellectual property (copyrights; infringements; intellectual property; trademark; trademark infringements); Legal (bankruptcy; intellectual property; legal malpractice; patents; trademark); Securities

Areas of Expertise
  • Auditing
  • Bad Faith
  • Bankruptcy
  • Class Actions
  • Economics
  • Legal Fees
  • Licensing
  • Mass Torts
  • Patents
  • Securities
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trademarks

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: J.D., A.B.
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: State Bar of California
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Numerous seminars and programs regarding legal fees and related issues
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: Dozens
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Reasonableness, appropriateness and allocation of legal and expert witness fees and other legal fee-related areas
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: Approximately 50
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: Approximately 50
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Dozens
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: 2014
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Oral testimony, probably ten to twenty occasions, including arbitrations; my opinion as an expert witness in written form (declarations or affidavits) has been accepted in dozens of cases
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Fifteen to twenty
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 23
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting, analysis, written reports, testimony
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: 550
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: 550
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: 550 (4 hour minimum)
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: 550
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Creation of database of time and expense entries and related computer work at a fixed fee that varies by the case; out-of-pocket expenses are billed (excluding fax and telephone charges), typically including travel expenses and photocopying--all billed at our actual cost with no mark-up


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