Donald S Garvett Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

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  • Company: Garvett & Associates, LLC.
  • Phone: 206 604-8228

Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Aviation & Aerospace and Travel & Tourism

Keywords/Search Terms:

Airline, Aviation, Airline Revenue Management & Pricing, Loyalty Programs, Airline Network & Scheduling, Airport, Aircraft fleet, transport planning, airline merger & acquisition, airline antitrust, travel, tourism, airline alliances, maritime, frequent flyer, airline management, aviation economics


S.B. Aeronautics & Astronautics, MIT; S.B. Management, MIT; S.M. Airline Management, MIT; MBA Transportation, University of Maryland

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Additional Information

Donald Garvett is a former Vice President / Executive Vice President of four airlines (most recently, Alaska Airlines), a consultant to over 85 airlines, and a consultant to about 100 other aviation-related, travel/tourism, and maritime clients. His employers and clients are based and provide services worldwide. Garvett has served as a litigation expert for about 25 clients in high-stakes matters. Excellent references as a consulting and testifying expert will be provided upon request. Garvett has unusually broad and deep experience as an airline, travel, aviation, and tourism practitioner. This experience has been gained as both a hands-on senior airline executive and as a consultant to C-Suite executives, Boards, Governments, Financial Institutions, Law Firms, Labor Unions, Government Regulators, Airports, Fixed-Base-Operators, Tourism Authorities, Aircraft Manufacturers/Lessors, and other clients. His career began in aerospace engineering and transitioned to aviation management and related topics. He has extensive direct experience in virtually all airline commercial and strategy areas, and many financial and operational areas. In addition to airline and airport management and technical expertise, Garvett has served cruise, hospitality, maritime, rail, and other clients who provide both B2C and B2B services. He has also served on various government and industry Commissions and Boards. Garvett has undergraduate and advanced degrees and awards from top universities in aviation, transportation, travel, and tourism. S.B. Aeronautics and Astronautics - MIT S.B. Management - MIT S.M. Aeronautics & Astronautics (airline management) - MIT MBA Transportation - University of Maryland PhD (except for dissertation) Transportation - University of Maryland [dissertion not completed due to out-of-state job change] He has also served as an adjunct instructor in aviation, transportation, and business strategy at the University of Maryland and NYU (New York University). Garvett is an effective consulting and testifying expert who brings technical expertise, the credibility of decades of direct high-level experience, and a unique ability to simplify and communicate complex matters so as to be accessible to lay people. His litigation assignments have supported both defendants and plaintiffs as both a consulting and testifying expert. Garvett's clients are generally well-known parties that include major airlines, travel distribution firms (GDS), aviation solution and system/software providers, governments, aircraft manufacturers, tour operators, and other major firms. Garvett has supported high-caliber major and boutique law firms in diverse cases covering areas such as intellectual property, airline economics, airline operations, airline marketing/sales, procurement, aviation regulation, airline antitrust, tour operators, labor contracts, airline mergers and acquisitions, aircraft, airline planning, bankruptcy, contract disputes and violations, etc.