Managing Director hire expands Intensity’s presence in Washington, D.C.

San Diego, CA – Intensity, LLC, an economic consulting firm generating influential research and in-depth analysis, announced today the key hire of Managing Director Jennifer Vanderhart, Ph.D., who joins the Intensity office in Washington, D.C. 

Dr. Vanderhart is focused on providing economic consulting in high-stakes litigation cases. Dr. Vanderhart has more than 20 years of experience evaluating and quantifying economic damages, including claims arising from patent, copyright, and trademark infringement, trade secret misappropriation, contract disputes, employment discrimination, antitrust cases, FIFRA arbitrations, and claims of expropriation by foreign governments.  

Her clients include companies in various industries and retail sectors, including toys, spirits, education, computer hardware and software, consumer goods, mining, tobacco, and financial services. 

“It’s a very exciting time to join Intensity,” Dr. Vanderhart said, “It’s my pleasure to be part of the new office in Washington, D.C., and to be in the company of such a talented group of economists.  The company has a fabulous support team with strong technical skills. 

Reflecting on the growth strategy for Intensity, CEO Patrick Sanders highlighted the strategic nature of Dr. Vanderhart’s new role as Managing Director.  

“Not only do we have the fabulous expertise and robust background of litigation experience that Jennifer Vanderhart brings to our team, but she joins us in Washington, D.C. This is a critical region for the professional services we provide, and we are thrilled to offer an expert of Dr. Vanderhart’s caliber.” 

Before joining Intensity, Dr. Vanderhart founded and led the IP Practice at Analytics Research Group. She has also held positions at several economic consulting firms and was an instructor at Texas A&M University in the Economics and Management departments. Dr. Vanderhart has published on valuation, damages, and intellectual property, and frequently speaks on these topics at conferences and lectures. She is a member of the American Economic Association, the American Society of International Law, and the Licensing Executives Society, of which she is vice-chair for the D.C. Chapter.  She is also an associate member of the American Bar Association, where she chairs the Intellectual Property Litigation subcommittee. 

Dr. Vanderhart earned her Ph.D. in Economics from Texas A&M University. She received her B.A. at Trinity University, majoring in Economics and Spanish, with a minor in Math. She is fluent in Spanish.

About Intensity

Intensity is a professional services firm that generates powerful research, analysis, and expertise to solve the most complex challenges in the marketplace and courtroom, especially in the areas of economics, finance, and statistics. Using world-class academic training and industry expertise, Intensity professionals conduct thorough research and analysis, develop independent conclusions, and articulate these conclusions in ways that help decision-makers — from corporate executives to judges and juries — make informed decisions. It has built a reputation for unmatched quality, reliability, and responsiveness. The company’s clients include Fortune 500 companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, Novartis, MasterCard, and Adobe.