Michael Bedworth

Michael Bedworth

Managing Consultant, Institutional and Complex Litigation

Michael Bedworth is a Managing Consultant at Bates Group, primarily supporting the Institutional and Complex Litigation Practice.  Mr. Bedworth possesses over 15 years of experience working at professional services firms specializing in the estimation of damages in securities class action, contested mergers and acquisitions, and intellectual property matters.  He earned his MBA from the University of Rochester’s Simon School and his BA in Political Science from SUNY Plattsburgh.

Prior to joining Bates Group, Mr. Bedworth successfully managed economic analyses in large intellectual property engagements including patent infringement and trade secret matters, in which he led the calculation of reasonable royalties and unjust enrichment damages.  His intellectual property experience also includes leading economic analyses in trade disputes before the U.S. International Trade Commission and proving Domestic Industry, Commercial Success, and Public Interest.  In addition to his time specializing in intellectual property disputes, Mr. Bedworth has many years of experience leading all phases of high-profile securities class action engagements, from initial discovery and class certification analyses to the estimation of economic damages related to shareholder losses. Mr. Bedworth regularly manages the preparation of analyses, drafting reports, and prepares experts for deposition and trial testimony.



Bates Group, Lake Oswego, OR, Managing Consultant, October 2018 – Present

Competition Dynamics, Inc., Salem, MA, Senior Project Manager, 2016 –2018

U.S. Department of Defense, Lincoln, MA, Finance Program Manager, 2015 –2016

Ultra Electronics, Braintree, MA, Assistant Vice President, Finance, September 2013 –2015

U.S. Department of Defense, Lincoln, MA, Finance Program Manager, 2009 –2013

Forensic Economics, Inc., Rochester, NY, Senior Associate, 1997 –2009


University of Rochester, Simon Graduate School of Business Administration – Rochester, NY, MBA, Business Administration               

State University of New York at Plattsburgh – Plattsburgh, NY, BA, Political Science


American Economic Association, Member

Associate of Certified Fraud Examiners, Member

Rochester Business Journal, Financial Contributor

Center for Dispute Settlement, Board of Directors