Meet the LESI President

Michael J. Lasinski


Mike LasinskiMichael J. Lasinski is a senior managing director at Ankura Consulting Group where he heads the intellectual property (IP) group.  Previously, he was a founding member of 284 Partners, LLC, a professional services firm focused on IP valuation, litigation consulting, IP strategy, and transactional services.  Over the past twenty years, Mr. Lasinski has consulted on hundreds of engagements pertaining to IP-centric transactions, IP valuations, and IP damages analyses. 

Mr. Lasinski is a recognized expert on financial aspects of intellectual property.  He is President of the Licensing Executives Society International (LESI), an association of over thirty national and regional member societies, and he is a Past-President of the Licensing Executives Society USA & Canada (LES).  Mr. Lasinski was also named one of the World’s 300 Leading IP Strategists by Intellectual Asset Management.  He is a past Division Chair for the Intellectual Property Section of the American Bar Association. He is a former Chair of the Valuation and Taxation Committee for LES and a former Vice Chair of the Intellectual Property Owners’ Valuation and Taxation Committee.  Mr. Lasinski is a Certified Public Accountant and an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Illinois CPA Society.  He is Certified in Financial Forensics by the AICPA and is a Certified Licensing Professional as initiated by the LES. 

Mr. Lasinski has been involved in numerous SEP / FRAND matters where he has testified in US District Court, the International Trade Commission, the High Court of Justice of England and Wales, Chancery Division, Patents Court, and arbitrations.  He has testified in these matters on breach of FRAND, willing licensee / licensor issues as well as patent damages.  In addition to his experience in litigation matters, Mr. Lasinski has helped corporations (implementors) and licensors to determine FRAND royalty rates during licensing negotiations, to determine reporting requirements and indemnification costs and risk management.  Mr. Lasinski’s licensing and litigation experience includes all cellular standards, many WIFI standards, Video and Audio Codecs as well as others. 

Mr. Lasinski has helped clients strategically manage their IP by creating global corporate organizations designed to maximize the current and future value of their intellectual property.  His experience includes acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, joint ventures and bankruptcy.  He has been a financial advisor to creditor committees, private equity companies, venture capitalists and Fortune 500 companies on numerous occasions.  Mr. Lasinski was selected to be one of the developers/reviewers of the American Society of Appraisers Advanced Valuation Courses.  He has lectured on intellectual property valuation for university business schools, law schools, the USPTO and other regulatory agencies. 

Prior to focusing on IP, Mr. Lasinski was an automotive engineer and OEM program manager.  Mr. Lasinski developed software for remote keyless entry and anti-theft systems.  He was also responsible for airbag diagnostics, in-vehicle phone systems and other products.

Michael J. Laskinski's Curriculum Vitae