Cate M. Elsten
Managing DirectorSan Francisco Office
+1 415 388 0368
Cate Elsten is the senior Managing Director in the firm’s west coast Expert Testimony practice. She is an accounting, marketing and finance professional with over 35 years of experience.
Ms. Elsten has been an intellectual property consultant for over 25 years, providing expert testimony on monetary damages, marketing and industry trends, licensing and management practices, corporate and intellectual asset valuations and plans of reorganization in over 70 matters in all nine federal districts, as well as several state and county courts. She also serves as a strategic and valuation consultant and as an AAA arbitrator. Prior to becoming a consultant, Ms. Elsten worked for over 12 years in industry, holding financial, accounting and marketing management positions for companies including Dayton-Hudson Corporation’s Target Stores Division, Aveda Corporation (now a division of Esteé Lauder) and others.