Berkeley Research Group, LLC, was cofounded and is led by Dr. David J. Teece, a renowned economist and an authority on matters of industrial organization, technological change, and innovation, particularly as it relates to antitrust and competition policy and intellectual property.

He is Professor of the Graduate School at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a former member of the board of overseers for the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Teece has a PhD in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and has held teaching and research positions at Stanford University and Oxford University. He has received nine honorary doctorates.

Dr. Teece has over thirty years of experience as an active consultant performing economic, business, and financial consulting services to businesses and governments around the world. He has worked on matters in industries ranging from music recording to DRAMS, software, lumber, and petroleum, and has testified in both federal and state court, before Congress, and before the Federal Trade Commission, as well as in several international jurisdictions.

He is the author of more than two hundred books and articles (visit Dr. Teece’s Google Scholar page), and is the coeditor of Industrial & Corporate Change (Oxford University Press). According to Science Watch (November/December 2005), he is the lead author on the most cited article in economics and business worldwide from 1995 to 2005. In 2020, he was ranked as the world’s most-cited scholar in the combined field of business and management in an analysis of science-wide author citations published in PLOS Biology, a peer-reviewed journal.

Dr. Teece was recognized by Accenture as one of the world’s top-fifty business intellectuals and was named to the 2020 Thinkers50 Hall of Fame.  In addition, he was among the “A-List of Management Academics 2011,” an honorary group of thirty accomplished and distinguished US business professors. Dr. Teece was chairman and cofounder (1988-2007) and vice chairman (2007-2009) of LECG.

Visit Dr. Teece’s website.

Current Positions

  • Executive chairman, BRG
  • Professor of Business Administration, Walter A. Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
  • Thomas W. Tusher Chair in Global Business, UC Berkeley
  • Faculty director, Tusher Initiative for the Management of Intellectual Capital, UC Berkeley

Employment History

LECG Corporation
Vice chairman
2007 – 2009

LECG Corporation (and predecessor LECG Holding Company, LLC )
Chairman of Board of Directors
2000 – 2007

Navigant Consulting, Inc (previously The Metzler Group, Inc.)
Chairman of Board of Advisors
1998 – 2000

Institute of Management, Innovation and Organization (IMIO), UC Berkeley
1994 – 2008

St. Catherine’s College, Oxford University and Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
Visiting fellow
1989 – 1989

Law & Economics Consulting Group, LLC
1987 – 1998

Center for Research in Management (CRM), UC Berkeley
1983 – 1994

Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
Associate professor, Business Economics
1978 – 1982

University of Pennsylvania, Department of Economics
Visiting associate professor, Economics
1978 – 1979

Professional Affiliations

Licensing Executives Society

Council on Foreign Relations

The Benjamin Franklin Society

International Academy of Management

University of Pennsylvania, Board of Overseers of the School of Arts and Sciences
Former member

Law and Economics Society of Australia and New Zealand
Honorary member

Tsinghua University, Research Center for Technological Innovation
Member, International Advisory Committee

Areas of Expertise


University of Pennsylvania
PhD, Economics, 1975
MA, 1973

University of Canterbury
MComm, Honors 1, 1971
BA, 1970


Who’s Who Legal: Global Leader

  • Arbitration Expert Witnesses 2020
  • Competition Economists 2020
  • Competition Economists 2019
  • Financial Advisory and Valuation – Quantum of Damages Experts 2019

“David Teece is esteemed for his impressive work and exceptional experience relating to antitrust policy and economic theory.”

Citation Laureate
Institute for Scientific Information, Clarivate (2021)

Distinguished Fellow
New Zealand Association of Economists (2016)

Eminent Scholar Award
Academy of International Business (2013)

Best Article Award for “Innovation in Multi-Invention Contexts” (with Deepak Somaya and Simon Wakeman)
California Management Review (2012)

A-List of Management Academics
Business Educators, LLC (2011)

Tore Browaldh Lecture
University of Gothenberg (2011)

Herbert Simon Award
Rajk Laszlo College (2011)

Ronald Coase Foundation (2009)

Strategic Management Society (2008)

Honorable Professor
China Zhongnan University of Law and Economics, China (2007)

Top 10 Authors Worldwide in Economics and Business for the Decade 1995-2005
Science Watch (2005)

Most Cited Paper Worldwide in the Science Watch Index of Scientific Research in Economics and Business, 1995 – 2005
Thomson Scientific (2005)

Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies
University of Oxford (1998)

Best Paper Award for “Dynamic Capabilities and Strategic Management”
Strategic Management Journal (1997)


Keio University, Japan (2020)

Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania (2016)

EBS University of Business and Law, Germany (2016)

University of Calgary, Canada (2015)

University of Canterbury, New Zealand (2007)

Copenhagen Business School, Denmark (2004)

Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland (2004)

St. Petersburg State University, Russia (2000)