Consumer Fraud Expert Witnesses
Consumer fraud expert witness candidates typically have expertise in forensic accounting, computer science, and/or consumer protection law. For certain cases, clients may request a certified fraud examiner, which is an individual that has been tested and has knowledge in the primary areas of fraud examination: financial transactions and fraud schemes, law, investigation, and fraud prevention and deterrence. In high-profile cases, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may require a professional with prior expert witness experience. A consumer fraud expert witness needs to possess the ability to explain evidence to a judge and jury.
Consumer fraud comes in all shapes and sizes. In most cases, the motivation of fraud is for monetary gain. Fraud can violate civil law or criminal law. The Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection aims to stop deceptive and fraudulent business practices. The organization collects reports from consumers, conducts investigations, litigates, and educates consumers. Examples of consumer fraud include:
- Identity theft (i.e., banking fraud),
- Mortgage fraud (intentional misrepresentation or omission of information),
- Credit card fraud dispute,
- Deceptive interest rate reduction robocalls,
- Fake charities,
- False advertising,
- Prize and lottery fraud,
- Debt collection fraud, and
- COVID-19 scams.
Litigation support by a consumer fraud expert witness could include contract review, economic damage calculation, expert report preparation, expert opinion, expert testimony, and/or testimony in court. In addition, clients often seek a consulting expert for pre-litigation work. On behalf of a plaintiff or defendant, Cahn Litigation Services is regularly called upon by attorney clients to locate an expert witness that can provide support for a consumer fraud case. When an expert is needed to investigate and ultimately testify for a fraud investigation, Cahn Litigation Services will hone in on a testifying expert with precisely the right skills and experience to get the job done.
Consumer Fraud 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 Consumer Fraud experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Consumer Fraud landscape.