Accounting Expert Witnesses
Accounting expert witness candidates typically have advanced degrees (i.e., MBA, PhD) and areas of expertise encompassing forensic accounting, economic damages, business valuation, tax law, and/or are certified public accountants (CPA), certified valuation analysts (CVA), or certified fraud examiners (CFE). Experts are also sometimes certified in financial forensics (CFF). In a high-profile case, or litigation support for a case involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may require an accounting specialist with prior expert witness testimony experience. The chosen expert could be a member of an industry organization such as the Institute of Certified Forensic Accountants (ICFA), the National Association of Forensic Accountants (NAFA), the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the American Board of Forensic Accounting (ABFA), or the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).
Accounting has several sub-specialties including financial accounting, management accounting, external auditing, tax accounting, forensic accounting, political campaign accounting, and cost accounting. Accounting services are frequently used to support legal proceedings, often in a financial crime case such as fraud or embezzlement. Expert witness services by an accountant or economist could include auditing of financial records and financial statements, an expert report, expert opinion, depositions, dispute resolution, and courtroom testimony. In addition, a litigation lawyer may request a CPA expert or forensic accountant for pre-litigation consulting services. Representing the plaintiff or defendant, Cahn Litigation Services is frequently called upon by attorney firm clients to locate accounting expert witnesses for a wide range of financial matters. The firm has performed numerous searches for experts to support accounting issues for litigation matters including:
- forensic accounting services for a fraud investigation,
- business dispute involving a breach of contract,
- accounting firm auditing of financial records to support a commercial litigation,
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA) expert opinion on economic damages relating to professional malpractice,
- real estate money laundering,
- business valuation,
- advisory service fraud,
- damage analysis for personal injury cases,
- intellectual property infringement valuation services,
- lost profits calculations to support a business interruption case,
- forensic accounting expert witness to support a shareholder dispute,
- fiduciary duty, and
- tax liability and financial statement disputes, among many others.
Cahn Litigation Services has the skills and years of experience needed to identify the ideal expert witness suited to support each litigation matter and its nuances. The firm has an earned reputation for presenting candidates to assist in financial issues that possess the right combination of expertise and testimony experience.
Accounting Expert Witness - Representative Bios
Please Note: All Cahn Litigation expert witness searches are customized to attorneys' precise specifications and preferences. Attorneys are encouraged to discuss search parameters with a Cahn search specialist.
The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Accounting experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Accounting landscape.