Laura A. Malowane

Managing Director


B.A. York University
M.B.A York University
J.D. York University
Ph.D. Princeton University

Dr. Malowane is a testifying economic expert who specializes in analyzing damages and liability issues in defamation, employment, and complex commercial litigation matters. Her testimony has been admitted in Circuit, District, and Superior Courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the United States Senate, and in the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund Hearings.

Within reputational harm and defamation cases, Dr. Malowane addresses such topics as the link between the defamatory statements and the claimed damages, as well as the impact of other contributing factors. Dr. Malowane has extensive experience in assessing lost earnings arising from wrongful termination, discrimination, and wrongful injury or death. She has also served as a testifying expert on the loss of profit and firm value arising from commercial litigation issues such as breach of contract, theft of trade secrets, and tortious interference. Dr. Malowane is a notable expert on the availability of data on market rates for attorneys and the appropriate methodologies for adapting the data to specific geographic regions and legal specialties. She has also been retained to analyze the commonality of damage assessment in class action certification matters as well as to examine the economics of punitive damages and how these relate to specific case facts.

Dr. Malowane has been retained by both plaintiffs and defendants. Her clients include national news media companies, top 5 universities, non-profit organizations, NGOs, e-commerce corporations, and individuals. Dr. Malowane has worked on behalf of numerous Federal Government agencies and organizations, including the Department of Justice, the FBI, the United States Postal Service, the State Department, the US Capitol Police, and the Department of Homeland Security.

Dr. Malowane received her Ph.D. from Princeton University and on numerous occasions has served as a lecturer in economics, law, and statistics classes on behalf of Princeton University and the University of Toronto.