Patrick A. Gaughan, Ph.D., is a graduate-level professor of economics and finance at the College of Business at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey. He is also president of Economatrix Research Associates, Inc., which is an economic and financial consulting firm in Miami, New Jersey and New York City. Economatrix Research Associates, Inc. measures damages in a variety of litigated matters and also conducts business valuations. Dr. Gaughan has authored numerous publications including the award winning textbook Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Restructuring (John Wiley and Sons 2002) and Mergers: What Can Go Wrong and How to Prevent It (Wiley 2005). His other books include Measuring Business Interruption Losses and Other Commercial Damages (Wiley 2004), and Developments in Litigation Economics (Contemporary Studies in Economic and Financial Analysis) (Elsevier 2006). He has published articles in various scholarly journals including International Review of Law & Economics, Journal of Forensic Economics, Journal of Legal Economics, Litigation Economics Digest and Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance.