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Accounting expert witness candidates typically have advanced degrees (i.e., MBA, PhD) and areas of expertise encompassing forensic accounting, economic damages, business valuationtax 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 accountingmanagement accountingexternal auditingtax 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:

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.

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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.

Expert Witness #263873

This expert leads a highly successful consultancy specializing in Forensic Accounting, Economic Damage Analysis and resolving disputes by providing technical expertise in the relevant accounting and damages issues. This expert brings to the table many years of experience in public and private industry accounting, including forensic accounting and litigation support for both Plaintiffs and Defendants.

This expert regularly analyzes economic damages such as: embezzlements; fraud investigations; equipment and other contents losses; financial motive; fidelity bonds; anti-trust damages and theft losses. This expert has testified as expert witness in Federal and State Courts, and has testified on numerous occasions in a wide variety of economic damage and fraud related cases.

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Expert Witness #253873

This expert is a founding member of an independent business advisory and transaction services consultancy. This expert brings to the table many years of valuation, financial analysis and litigation support experience, specializing as a consultant and expert in the fields of forensic accounting, economic damages analysis in commercial disputes, business valuation and automotive industry issues. This expert also has served as financial advisor to bank groups and creditor committees in connection with financial restructuring. Prior to founding the firm, this expert was the partner in charge of the Financial & Economic Consulting practices of a large accounting firm. This expert also served as an associate, manager and partner in the firm's assurance and corporate finance practices. This expert has served as a financial expert in well over two hundred engagements involving testimony in deposition, trial and alternative dispute resolution settings as an expert in auditing and accounting, commercial economics, financial and operational analysis, fraud investigation, determination of economic damages and business valuation. This expert has also participated in hundreds of additional commercial dispute engagements in a consulting role, a mediation role or where resolution of the matter was achieved without expert testimony. Matters addressed in these engagements include:

-  Contract and business tort claims for lost profits and other damages
-  Stockholder disputes and post-acquisition disputes
-  Financial reporting fraud and asset misappropriation
-  Securities law enforcement actions
-  Construction and government contracting claims
-  Intellectual property disputes
-  Class action damage claims
-  Professional malpractice claims
-  Business interruption claims

This expert has served as a sole arbitrator, court-appointed expert and arbitration panelist in matters involving commercial disputes, post-acquisition disputes and stockholder valuation disputes. This expert has been a course instructor, seminar leader and speaker at numerous professional conferences and continuing education programs on topics including auditing and accounting, litigation consulting, accounting theory and practice and forensic accounting and has been involved in the MICPA Litigation Consulting and Business Valuation Committee and the MICPA Fraud Issues Task Force.

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Expert Witness #263960

This expert serves as Manager and helps lead a highly successful consultancy specializing in Forensic Accounting, Economic Damage Analysis and resolving disputes by providing technical expertise in the relevant accounting and damages issues. This expert brings to the table many years of experience in public and private industry accounting and litigation support for both Plaintiffs and Defendants.

This expert regularly analyzes economic damages for small businesses to multinational companies, including multimillion-dollar disputes. The financial accounting and economic studies are analyzed with independence, objectivity and consistency. Damage studies prepared for clients have included: loss of income for job termination, including values and extra expenses; government contract disputes; inventory, equipment and other contents losses; embezzlements; fraud investigations and theft losses. This expert holds a certification in Financial Forensics as well as a CPA and has developed/presented seminars on Business Interruption. This expert has prior litigation experience including deposition and trial testimony.

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Expert Witness #248025

This expert is a Partner in the Advisory Services Department of a public accounting and consulting firm. This expert's project-based practice specializes in forensic accounting and valuation services. This expert has experience managing various litigation support engagements involving matrimonial dissolutions, business owner disputes, fraud investigations, and bankruptcy matters. This expert has testified as an expert witness.

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Expert Witness #253230

Director of a nationally recognized consultancy specializing in Business Consulting and Accounting, this expert brings to the table many years of experience in forensic accounting/investigation, economic damages, insurance and litigation support services, as well as business valuations. This expert also has a long history of consulting on insurance damage claims including limited partnerships, intellectual property, trademark valuation, and shareholder and partner disputes. This expert's practice spans various service segments in regions throughout the United States. This expert has consulted on thousands of economic damages, construction delay, lost income, bodily injury, wrongful death, employee dishonesty, construction, and other insurance claims exceeding hundreds of millions of dollars in the United States and abroad. This expert also has prepared numerous business valuations of privately held companies as a whole and as partial interests. This expert's expertise also includes forensic accounting, fraud investigation, and litigation support services including assistance in case analysis, preparation for trial, and expert witness testimony.

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Expert Witness #253283

This expert is Managing Director of a nationally recognized business valuation/investigative services and tax consulting and compliance firm. This expert has provided business valuation, dispute advisory, forensic accounting, and tax consulting services to clients for many years. This expert has also implemented and administered back and middle office operations for private equity and venture capital funds.

With respect to litigation support activities, this expert is a recognized business valuation and economic damages expert, and has presented expert witness testimony in these areas on numerous occasions. Among other engagements, this expert has provided business valuation services for M&A transactions, corporate divestitures, marital dissolutions, shareholder/partner disputes, joint ventures, estate and gift tax matters, and has analyzed economic damages for both plaintiffs and defendants. On each engagement, this expert uses training as a forensic accountant to formulate comprehensive and understandable analyses.

With respect to forensic accounting expertise, this expert has assisted attorneys throughout all phases of investigations from pre-case assessment through expert witness testimony. Among other engagements, this expert has provided forensic accounting services related to procurement reviews, tenant/landlord lease verifications, and income/cash flow assessments.

This expert holds the following certifications and qualifications:

-  Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
-  Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)
-  Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
-  Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
-  Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)

This expert has authored articles, and has presented at numerous business conferences.

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Expert Witness #253240

This expert is the Director of an internationally recognized consultancy, specializing in Valuation Advisory, Transaction Opinions, and Dispute Consulting, brings to the table many years conducting forensic accounting, complex commercial litigation, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, intellectual property damages, royalty audits and regulatory engagements involving publicly held and private companies as well as municipalities and government entities in a wide variety of industries. This expert has significant experience providing a broad range of business and financial advice to trial lawyers, in-house counsel, audit committees, and stake holders throughout the dispute process in both domestic and international contexts. This expert has also provided testimony in federal and state court as well as matters in mediation. This expert has performed numerous complex financial analyses involving false financial reporting, revenue recognition, warranty accruals, embezzlement and kickback schemes, post-acquisition purchase price accounting, cash application, Ponzi schemes, procurement fraud and asset tracing, among others. Additionally, this expert has directly participated in several large scale investigations including: an internal investigation of a multi-billion dollar company for potential Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, the investigation of a large metropolitan city's under-funded pension plan, and the investigation and quantification of damages on behalf of an unsecured creditors committee. Furthermore, this expert has assisted named corporate compliance monitors in their duties under settlement agreements with various regulatory agencies and evaluated the ability of a large multi-national corporation to pay a multi-billion dollar fine. This expert was an Associate in a Forensic Accounting Litigation Consulting practice where this expert focused on financial investigations and the quantification of economic damages. This expert was an Analyst at an international consultancy, where this expert advised clients on economic, valuation and strategy issues relating to intellectual property and complex commercial disputes.

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Expert Witness #261974

This expert is a Managing Director for a highly regarded economic consultancy. This expert has consulted with plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of litigation and commercial dispute matters involving theft of trade secrets, breach of contract, chemicals and livestock, fraud, forensic accounting, conversion, shareholder, professional malpractice, and class action litigation. This expert has performed and managed many complex financial, economic, and accounting analyses, including lost profits, lost wages, reasonable royalties, business valuation, disgorgement/unjust enrichment, tracing, fraud investigation, cost of capital, and pre- and post-judgment interest. This expert has been designated as an expert in state and federal court proceedings and arbitrations and has testified in depositions and trials.

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Expert Witness #248036

This expert is the founder of a successful forensic accounting and economic consulting firm. This expert's prior experience was as a senior manager with a prominent accounting firm, and as a consultant with another major accounting organization. This expert is established as an industry authority by lecturing on IP and economic damages at various State Bar Associations and Licensing Industry organization conferences. This expert is not only a CPA, but is also certified in financial forensics and in business valuation by the corresponding certification agencies. This expert works with a staff of consultants, and has significant expert witness experience in both State and Federal Courts throughout the country.

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