Banking Expert Witnesses

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Banking expert witness candidates typically have extensive experience in commercial banking, lending and lender liability, foreclosure, loan servicing, investment banking, valuation, regulatory affairs, forensic accounting, and/or financial markets. For specific litigation support cases, clients have requested a banking expert that also had a background as an economist or CPA. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request an expert with prior expert witness testimony experience. Representative legal matters that Cahn Litigation Services has provided searches for have involved:

Expert witness services by a banking specialist can represent either the plaintiff or defendant, and work could include document review, an expert report, expert opinion, expert testimony, arbitration, and/or courtroom testimony. In addition, clients may seek a banking industry or lending expert for pre-litigation consulting services. While many experts have years of experience in banking and financial institutions, an expert witness carries the additional responsibility of providing testimony before the court in a manner whereby lay people can understand the litigation matters and evidence. Cahn Litigation Services is the expert witness placement service provider of choice by law firm clients to locate expert witnesses that can provide litigation support for banking and financial services matters.

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Banking Expert Witness - Sample Bios

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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Banking experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Banking landscape.


Expert Witness #232188

This expert is the principal consultant at a banking and financial consulting firm. This expert provides technology consulting to investment Banking companies, major Commercial Banks and National Brokerage firms. This expert has designed and implemented specialized database and real time on-line financial applications. This expert has worked with the Foreign Exchange & Reserve Banking departments for the Federal Reserve Bank. This expert has participated as an expert witness in approximately 20 matters. This expert has given a dozen depositions and has testified in a number of trials and hearings.


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Expert Witness #247274

This expert is a rare combination of an expert who has substantial experience as a top executive on both sides of the commercial lending transaction. This expert has been a commercial banking consultant concentrating on issues involving lending, mergers & acquisitions and other complex transactions for banks and private equity companies. This expert's commercial realty experience provided the lending/financing experience in large multi-family development projects in 15 states. This expert's expertise in the lending field gave the express knowledge of when to renegotiate loans, and when to forgo the process. This expert's business acumen has opened the door to a number of business opportunities in the commercial sector, but banking, lending and loan syndication experience comprise the bulk of this expert's professional experience. This expert presents well, is well written, and speaks eloquently.


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Expert Witness #247287

This expert is a seasoned professional in the banking/lending consulting and expert witness arena. This expert has been retained in over 80 matters, in both Federal and State courts, and has worked equally for Plaintiff and Defense. This expert understands the art of testimony and knows that effective presentation can be equally as important as raw industry knowledge. This expert has many years' experience as a banking executive prior to serving as an independent consultant and expert witness. This expert's experience is as a Bank President, Branch President, and VP of Commercial Loans. This expert also performed as Regional Underwriter and Commercial Loan Officer giving depth of experience in financing and the various complexities and elements of the approval equation. This expert presents well and speaks plainly, making the complex transactions of lending understandable to the lay public.


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Expert Witness #248638

This expert is one of the few professional, independent financial expert witnesses in banking, corporate securities, trading, derivatives, client/bank disputes and market misconduct. This expert has been appointed to provide research reports and Court evidence for a wide range of complex financial litigation and arbitration cases from Hong Kong to the US. This expert has reviewed the cases of both Plaintiffs and Defendants, in civil and criminal disputes, including those involving synthetic derivatives, insider trading, mis-selling, misuse of information, employment contracts, shareholder agreements, loan documents, disputes between banks and clients, setting of pricing, and determination of quantum. This expert has a great deal of experience sifting evidence in the field of market misconduct, frequently being appointed by the Regulators - or indeed appointed by the defendants. This expert is a Practicing Member of the Academy of Experts.

This expert is very familiar with the financial markets, having been a stockbroker, fund manager and private banker involved with sales, trading, investment management and banking. This expert has very strong and current technical skills, including managing directly invested long and hedge funds and funds in many asset classes, including bonds. This expert is a sought-after financial commentator, is frequently published in national and international newspapers, and has appeared on television broadcasts throughout the world.

This expert has established several compliance departments and implemented such processes. This expert is an SFC Type 1, 4 and 9 Responsible Officer and is qualified to run Authorized Funds through types 4 and 9. This expert operates as an investment management consultant through the firm, whose clients include investing institutions, Fund Boards, expert witness panels, and securities organizations.


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Expert Witness #250053

This expert holds an MBA in International Business/Finance and a BS in Electronic Engineering. This expert holds patents for FX and credit process management and is a consultant to banks and financial institutions focusing on process and technology. As an expert witness in intellectual property matters, this expert has opined on new technologies, and banking processes in PTO appeals and District Court matters. None of this expert's cases have come to trial, but this expert has successfully provided deposition testimony. This expert has focused on OTC traded products, foreign exchange, automated trading technology and other processes. Before becoming an industry consultant this expert served as COO of a forex broker, and as VP and Director of Business Development with a financial services corporation.


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Expert Witness #251896

This expert began a career as an internal auditor with a National Bank. This expert helped community financial institutions as internal auditor, controller and chief financial officer. As a consultant this expert has assisted community financial institutions with investment management, asset liability management, investment banking, compliance issues, internal audit, deposit and loan operations, company policies and general accepted accounting principles. This expert has assisted in a capital raise for de-novo financial institutions. This expert has spent many years in the financial institution, and mortgage industries. This expert understands, first hand, the impact of changes that have occurred in these industries and most importantly, how these changes impact customers; especially business owners' ability to obtain capital and loans that they need to operate and grow their companies. That's why a large part of this expert's practice is devoted to helping consult with community financial institutions, including non-bank, as these changes affect them.


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Expert Witness #257455

This expert has many years' experience in bank operations, consulting, and expert witness testimony. This expert specializes in the areas of bank payment operations, check/image clearing and settlement, teller and ATM deposit processing, float, ACH and electronic payment processing, and correspondent banking. This expert is experienced as an expert at trial, in depositions, and in reports prepared for the court. This expert brings a unique combination of hands-on management and consulting experience with the ability to condense complex financial procedures into clear, understandable terms for the court and the jury. In addition, this expert's contacts and access to management at key financial institutions keep this expert up-to-date on procedures, products, technology, and regulation. This expert began an expert witness career years ago, representing a major financial institution in a multi-million dollar lawsuit involving posting procedure, kiting, check processing, and float management. Since the successful outcome of that suit this expert has continued to accept cases, along with occupations as a consultant and as a financial services company employee.

This expert began a banking career in trainee positions with a Federal Reserve Bank and as a financial analyst with a depository trust company. This expert's banking operations management positions included coordinating check clearing services, designing float reports, and reducing non-earning assets. As a Senior Principal, a bank payment, consulting and technology provider, this expert provided project management expertise and consulting to a client base composed primarily of the top 25 banking institutions in the US. This expert's specific areas of expertise addressed market segmentation, deposit product design and analysis, electronic payments, revenue enhancement, and check/ACH/image processing.

This expert was editor and author of a bi-monthly, national newsletter for bank operations, check processing, and ACH professionals. This expert conducted research on trends in bank operations, cash management, and fraud detection and control.

This expert has been active in industry forums, conducting presentations for the Bank Administration Institute (BAI), Association of Financial Professionals, and The Association for Work Process Improvement. This expert has designed and facilitated national seminars on payment issues and has fostered thought leadership through white paper publications on Regulation CC, ACH Processing, and Correspondent Banking.


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Expert Witness #260006

This expert is an active lender with many years of experience in Banking, Finance, and Real Estate Lending, and is experienced in Trial and Deposition Testimony. This expert was in the commercial banking industry for many years before leaving to form a commercial Real Estate lending company. This firm is a licensed Finance Lender and Bureau of Real Estate Broker. The company provides services to banks, non-banks, and individuals in need of creative financing solutions.

With many years of experience in banking and real estate, this expert's market knowledge and transactional experience has allowed this expert to work in a consulting and expert witness capacity for many clients over the years. This expert has transacted hundreds of real estate and non-real estate loan negotiations in times of economic growth as well as downturns in the economy. This expert's extensive credit background arms this expert with the understanding of how banks and other lenders operate internally.

This expert is a licensed Real Estate Broker and the firm is a Finance Lender and Broker. This expert's areas of expertise include:

-  Lending Policies, Custom and Practice/Lender Liability
-  Broker Standards of Care and Fiduciary Responsibility
-  Loan Underwriting and Credit Administration
-  Loan Process and Bank Loan Restructure/Workout Process
-  Note Valuations/Collateral Review
-  Litigation and Discovery Consulting
-  Banking Operations/Administration
-  Specialty Niche in SBA Real Estate Lending
-  Construction RE Lending & Administration
-  Expert reports adherent to Federal Rule 26
-  Loan Syndication/Secondary Market Loan Sales
-  Title Insurance Cases

This expert has been providing expert witness and consulting services. This expert has been designated over 65 times as an expert in 7 different states concerning matters relating to lending, real estate, construction finance, SBA lending, brokerage, hard money lending and investment issues. This expert's experience includes both Federal and State court cases where he has provided deposition testimony, trial testimony and arbitration testimony.


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Expert Witness #260593

This expert brings to the table many years of transactional, public and private commercial and real estate finance, legal and bank consulting experience. This expert currently provides a range of financial services to financial institutions, borrowers and domestic and foreign private and institutional investors in connection with risk management, structuring, placing and conducting due diligence in commercial and real estate financing transactions. This expert serves as an expert witness and provides litigation support in cases involving contract disputes and complex public and commercial finance matters involving legal malpractice, credit facilities and debtor and creditor rights.

Based upon experience representing banks, finance companies, borrowers, purchasers and sellers and public entities in conventional and innovative financings, this expert provides select litigation support and expert services in contract disputes, commercial and residential real estate, lender liability, legal malpractice, public finance, complex lending and credit facilities, and financial fraud cases. This expert's experience spans many years of due diligence, structuring, closing and restructuring public and commercial financial transactions on behalf of lenders; county, state and federal authorities and issuers; underwriters; finance companies; private equity and hedge fund investors; and borrowers.

This expert has provided legal, advisory and consulting services to companies, financial institutions, state banking regulators and the federal government in emerging credit risk management techniques, developing "best practice" underwriting and due diligence guidelines and oversight procedures, bank mergers and acquisitions, special assets and work-outs, and developing regulatory compliant commercial lending policies, processes and procedures to meet financial crisis concerns and emerging laws and regulations.

This expert has served as an expert in cases involving lender liability, legal malpractice, mergers and acquisitions, complex public and commercial lending and leasing transactions, Whole Bank Acquisitions and Shared-Loss matters, fraud and gross negligence, creditor's rights, bankruptcy, and other matters requiring niche lending and contract expertise. Three of these cases were nationally recognized and several were cases of first impression.

This expert has also acted as an interim executive of several companies involved in turn-arounds including a real estate development company. This expert has assisted a number of companies financing efforts offshore and domestically including the capital raising efforts of approved EB5 Regional centers.

This expert has practiced law for many years for a number of law firms.

This expert has been a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks, Turn Around Management Association, Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys, NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Commercial Finance Association, Association of Corporate Growth, Risk Management Association, a State Bankers Association, and a Development Counsel.

This expert has lectured and taught on a variety of topics, including lender liability; cross-border transactions; Sarbanes Oxley/FASB; Equipment Leasing; Factoring; Asset Based Lending; Ship Mortgages and finance; real estate development, special assets and creditors' rights; commercial loan documentation; and credit risk management in commercial loan portfolios and shared-loss compliance.


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Expert Witness #262132

This expert is a broadly experienced banking executive, lender and attorney who has served for many years in lending and top management positions at both regional and larger commercial banks. This expert has substantial background in a wide range of business, corporate, asset-based lending in diverse markets in the western, central and southwestern United States, as well as loan syndications/participations and problem loans.

This expert's career has included senior management and lending at both major banks and smaller community banking organizations, and in recent years has been President, CEO and Director at several commercial banks. This has included positions in management and growth of niche banks focused on business lending and commercial real estate finance, as the founding CEO of a successful de-novo bank, and as a turnaround executive at troubled institutions.

This expert has also served as a bank's in-house Legal Counsel and as an attorney in private practice focused on banking, lending, regulatory and commercial business. This expert has been retained as an expert and litigation consultant in a variety of cases; on banking matters; he has qualified and testified as an expert witness on lending practices, corporate finance, and commercial real estate.

This expert has been personally engaged as an expert in over 100 matters, and has testified in State Court, before Juries and in Arbitration.


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Expert Witness #266484

This expert is a banking executive with many years of experience in underwriting, mortgages, and loans. This expert is a Certified Residential Appraiser, and is also certified in credit risk. This expert has extensive testifying experience at deposition and trial in both state and federal cases (including class actions). Expert witness engagements have involved residential mortgages, underwriting, predatory lending, commercial loans, fraud, truth in lending, lender liability, loan servicing, and USPAP compliance.


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Expert Witness #266541

This expert has many years of banking and lending experience, specializing in credit risk. This expert completed a 4.5MM residential real estate case that required forensic evaluation of underwriting, appraisal process, collections, loan modification applications/decisions and compliance with government programs. The discovery in this case exceeded 60,000 pages and thousands of documents. This expert has completed a report and deposition of a $50MM fraud case requiring the evaluation of a multi-year relationship of underwriting, closing procedures, ongoing administration, collateral administration, financial information and analysis.

During and after the real estate crash in 2006-10, this expert was part of a specialized residential real estate team that evaluated thousands of defaulted mortgages coast to coast. This involved forensic evaluation of fraudulent activity in mortgage lending, compliance with government modification programs, foreclosure processes, appraisal processes, collections, underwriting and documentation. This expert led a forensic evaluation of a portfolio of fraudulently underwritten home mortgages perpetrated by a rogue staff of a bank branch and documented a package for the FBI/DOJ for prosecution. This expert has written expert witness reports and has been deposed.


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