University of Chicago
PhD (Financial Economics)
State of Illinois
CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
2015 – present
Berkeley Research Group
2013 – 2015
Grassi & Company
Principal and Practice Leader in Charge of Forensic, Litigation Support and Valuation Services
2012 – 2013
Marks Paneth & Shron
2010 – 2012
2006 – 2007
NERA Economic Consulting
2004 – 2006
1998 – 2003
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1993 – 1998
As a former MIT finance professor with extensive testifying experience, Dr. May is a world-class expert in the valuation of damages. With his invaluable experience in testifying in arbitrations as well as state and federal court, Dr. May represents what sets us apart from others—our solid knowledge base and experience.
Don May is Managing Partner at DMA Economics LLC and possesses over 30 years’ experience in consulting, valuation and litigation support as well as researching, publishing and teaching at the university level. His experience includes implementing a broad range of damage analyses and valuations for businesses of various sizes and in numerous industries. Prior to founding DMA Economics LLC, Dr. May was Managing Director at Berkley Research Group and the Principal in charge of valuation and litigation support services for a regional accounting firm, a Managing Director for PricewaterhouseCoopers and a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Sloan School of Management.
Dr. May has prepared expert reports and testified in federal and state courts as well as AAA, JAMS, and FINRA arbitration hearings and has also effectively communicated as an expert witness testifier and consultant in several multi-million dollar cases.
Dr. May has been published in several distinguished academic and practitioner journals such as The Journal of Finance, The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Hedge Fund Law Review, and is currently an editorial board member of The Journal of Business Valuation and Economic Loss Analysis.
Some examples of recent matters Dr. May has been asked to evaluate, analyze and/or opine on include the valuation of damages related to:
Misrepresentations in leveraged buyout (“LBO”) financing practices
Theft of trade secrets, trade dress and intellectual property
Food product mislabeling
Accounting misstatements in public and private company acquisitions
Lost profits and lost enterprise value associated with product defects and breach of contract
Securities fraud under SEC Section 10b-5 and Section 11
Dr. May has also performed over 200 valuations of closely held businesses across numerous industries for financial reporting and estate planning.