Kristofer Buchan, a Partner with StoneTurn, is an expert in applying empirical economic and statistical models to sophisticated issues raised in antitrust, class action, intellectual property, and other complex business litigation matters. With more than 20 years of experience, he has served as an expert witness in disputes involving antitrust, intellectual property theft, false advertising, breach of contract, and other disputes involving complex data.
Kristofer recently analyzed complex data on behalf of numerous copyright holders in a matter involving allegations of intellectual property theft in the entertainment and publishing industries. He also recently assisted counsel with assessing class certification issues, including questions of commonality, in a false advertising case involving a major global retailer. Kristofer has served as a trusted economic advisor to several law firms on behalf of their clients facing allegations of collusion and price fixing in the agriculture and food products industries. He has worked with clients across a broad range of industries including retail, consumer products, agriculture, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, computer hardware, and entertainment.
He is also an Executive Professor at Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate students how to apply statistics, economics, and valuation in real business settings. Prior to joining StoneTurn, Kristofer was with Charles River Associates, where he was an Associate Principal in the firm’s Competition Practice.
Using his extensive professional and academic experience, he is able to convey complex economic and statistical concepts in clear terms that are approachable to judges and juries. His expertise includes applying sound economic theories and complex econometric tools to assess common impact, liability, and damages in class action and antitrust cases, as well determining economic damages in breach of contract and patent infringement lawsuits.
Kristofer and his colleagues at StoneTurn assist clients throughout all phases of the litigation process, including data production requests, preliminary risk exposure studies, and expert witness testimony on various economic aspects of a matter such as damages. StoneTurn’s work has been instrumental in obtaining summary judgment at various stages of litigation in several jurisdictions.