Economics Expert Witnesses

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Economics expert witness candidates typically have experience in forensic accounting, economic damages, business valuation, tax law, and/or are a certified public accountant (CPA) or certified fraud examiner. An economics expert witness must not only have the appropriate substantive expertise, but should also possess the ability to explain complex financial issues and evidence to a judge and jury. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may require an economist with prior expert testimony experience. The chosen expert could be a member of an industry organization such as the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), the American Economic Association (AEA), or the National Association of Forensic Accountants (NAFA).

Microeconomics analyzes basic elements in the economy (such as households, firms, buyers, and sellers), while macroeconomics studies the economy as a system (such as employment, capital, land, inflation, and economic growth). Forensic economics applies economic theories and methods to pecuniary damages matters. A forensic economist can be engaged to support financial matters including personal and commercial litigation economic damage calculations, fraud, economic loss due to personal injury, antitrust disputes, and other business, property, and asset valuation.

Litigation support by an economics expert witness could include document analysis, an expert report, expert opinion, deposition, trial preparation, and expert testimony in court. In addition, the lead attorney may request a economic expert for pre-litigation consulting work. Representing the plaintiff or defendant, Cahn Litigation Services is frequently called upon by leading law firm clients to locate expert witnesses for a wide range of financial litigation matters. The firm has performed numerous searches for an economics expert for a wide range of matters including:

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Economics Expert Witness - Sample Bios

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


Expert Witness #250388

This expert has many years of experience in economic instruction, research and analysis, and litigation support. This expert has taught courses in economics, statistics, econometrics and finance at five colleges and universities, currently as at the School of Business and Economics at a well-known University. This expert has served as an economic expert in over 100 cases. As Senior Vice President of an economics consulting firm, this expert's practice focuses on economic analysis and expert testimony regarding intellectual property, competition, class certification, statistical analysis, and damage quantification. Examples of this expert's work include estimation of lost profits and reasonable royalty in patent infringement matters (including FRAND royalty rates); analysis of relevant markets and lost profits in antitrust cases; statistical and econometric analysis in labor and commercial disputes, and valuation of intellectual property. This expert has testified over 75 times in deposition, and more than 25 times in trial, the majority of that testimony in the area of patent damages or other areas of IP. This expert has extensive experience with reasonable royalty calculations, in many product areas including electronics, manufacturing, clothing, agriculture, and consumer Products. This expert has worked fairly evenly for both plaintiff and defendants. This expert holds B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in Economics.


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Expert Witness #248514

This expert is a Professor of Law at an Ivy League School. This expert holds a BA and JD, as well as a PhD in Economics. Prior to entering teaching, this expert practiced law with an international law firm, an experience which continues to inform this expert's teaching and scholarly work. This expert's academic interests are in the areas of corporate and securities law, law and economics, and international securities regulation and comparative corporate law. This expert's articles have appeared in many legal publications, and this expert is also the author two books. This expert has taught at several universities, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and the American Law Schools Association. This expert teaches International Securities Regulation, Securities Regulation, Corporate Finance, and Capital Markets Regulation.


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Expert Witness #249277

This expert holds a Ph.D. in Economics, and has provided economic litigation services in more than 400 cases. This expert's background includes academic, corporate, economic consulting, and government positions. This expert was Associate Professor of Economics and Business Administration at a State University; Managing Director of an economic consulting firm; and Regional Commissioner, Bureau of Labor Statistics. This expert leads an economic consulting and expert witness firm with staff expertise in economics, accounting, finance and statistics. This expert advises attorneys regarding damages determination and provides expert witness testimony using objective, fact-based, damages opinions for plaintiff attorneys or to rebut opposing expert's damages reports if asked to do so by defense counsel.

Specializing in litigation economics, this expert has provided economic analysis, valuation, and expert testimony, especially in complex litigation, regarding issues such as:

-  Breach of Contract
-  Earnings Loss
-  Constructive Termination
-  Covenant of Good Faith
-  "Whistle-Blower"
-  Harassment, Hostile Work Environment
-  Displaced Worker Survey Data
-  Other Complex Cases

For over 25 years this expert has provided economic, accounting, and financial consulting for litigation, including numerous jury trial testimonies in complex cases.   


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Expert Witness #250880

This expert holds an MA and ABD in Economics and serves as Principal and Senior Economist for a highly successful consultancy. This expert has worked extensively on forensic economics cases involving employment law, valuation, personal injury, and wrongful death. This expert has participated in several cases in which this expert and colleagues have valued the compensation of various doctors, and in some cases, the progression of their careers through medical school, the residency program, etc. This expert is familiar with the compensation packages offered to doctors including those packages that provide incentive pay. This expert is also very familiar with the statistical data available regarding compensation for doctors (e.g., the Physicians' Compensation Survey, etc.). This expert spent several years teaching economics at multiple colleges. Teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, this expert was an award-winning educator, receiving Professor of the Year Award two years in a row. This expert's areas of expertise include money, banking and financial markets, corporate finance, and government and business. This expert has lectured on consumer safety, measuring the impact of positive and negative externalities, and evaluating market and government responses to these externalities. This expert is a member of the Eastern Economic Association and the American Monetary Institute. This expert has played and will continue to play a critical role in expanding the group's commercial damages business by integrating considerable knowledge of valuation and political economy into the existing portfolio of comprehensive services offered by the firm.


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Expert Witness #250973

This expert holds a PhD in Economics and brings to the table many years in the areas of microeconomics, regulation of business, and finance. This expert has applied economic expertise extensively in forensic economic cases, including the areas of employment and wrongful termination, personal injury, and wrongful death. This expert has participated in several cases in which this expert and colleagues have valued the compensation of various doctors, and in some cases, the progression of their careers through medical school, the residency program, etc. This expert is familiar with the compensation packages offered to doctors including those packages that provide incentive pay. This expert is also very familiar with the statistical data available regarding compensation for doctors (e.g., the Physicians' Compensation Survey, etc.). Previously, this expert specialized in telecommunications pricing and public policy determination and applied these in rulemaking proceedings and testimony before state and federal governments. This expert has also taught microeconomics to MBA students as an adjunct professor. This expert is a member of the American Economic Association, the Eastern Economic Association and the National Association of Forensic Economics.


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Expert Witness #258991

This expert has an undergraduate degree in Economics as well as an MBA. For many years, this expert has provided economic and actuarial consulting services including valuation of lost wages and benefits in wrongful termination matters. This expert served as an Adjunct Professor in Economics. This expert has deep experience as an expert witness having worked for both plaintiffs and defendants.


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Expert Witness #259170

This expert has served as a testifying expert in 17 wrongful termination / employment matters and serves as Managing Director of a firm. This expert holds a doctorate in economics and has focused on consulting and forensic economics for many. This expert is well-published with numerous journal articles and book chapters and serves as an Adjunct Professor.


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Expert Witness #263957

This expert holds a PhD in Economics and is President and Founder of a consultancy specializing in economic damages and loss analysis for civil litigation matters. This expert regularly provides economic reports and advice to both plaintiff and defense attorneys on cases that involve employment disputes and lost profits from business cases.

As a trained economist with quantitative and technical skills grounded in scientific theory, this expert helps juries understand how to value and analyze earning potential or calculate losses based on a set of variables unique to each case. This expert has provided economic and statistical analysis of damages for plaintiffs and defendants in areas such as:

  • Loss of business profits
    • Projection of “but for” profits that would have occurred but for claimed tort
    • Where warranted, adjustment of past profits to account for true economic depreciation of business assets
    • Past loss and present value of future loss
    • Calculations relevant to punitive damages
  • Employment discrimination, wages and hours
    • Statistical analysis of employment discrimination claims
    • Loss of present value of future earning capacity
    • Loss of back pay and front pay, including fringe benefits
    • Analysis regarding class actions as well as individual plaintiffs
  • Wrongful death
  • Personal injury

In addition, this expert is a tenured Associate Professor teaching Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and related Economic Theory and an active member of the National Association of Forensic Economics and the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA).


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Expert Witness #250390

This expert is a Partner in a highly successful Economic Litigation group, is an economics and valuation expert and forensic accountant. This expert holds a CPA with a master’s degree and a law degree, has served as a Special Master and Court-appointed Arbitrator. This expert has conducted royalty audits, negotiated licenses, and valued businesses and intellectual property for several dozen Fortune 500 companies and NLJ 250 law firms. Further, this expert has testified at more than 45 trials and arbitrations involving patent/trademark/copyright/trade secret, joint venture, franchise, acquisition, purchase price, and international transaction disputes.

This expert has been published in journals and law reviews. This expert has participated as a speaker at ABA, AIPLA, IPO, LES, and university conferences or seminar classes. This expert has also served on the faculties of law and business schools.

This expert practiced public accounting with Big Five firms, and is a Certified Public Accountant, and is Certified in Financial Forensics, Global Management Accounting and Patent Valuation.


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Expert Witness #258470

This expert leads a nationally recognized Crop and Agriculture practice of a highly successful consultancy specializing in Economic Analytics. This expert has been involved with crop & agriculture litigation of all types, including lender liability, chemical drift, product liability, off-label chemical applications, herbicide misapplication, and breach of contract. Recognized as a leader in quantifying economic damages in this space, this expert has successfully testified on multi-million-dollar cases and has been recognized for the ability to handle large amounts of information and filter it to the most pertinent issues.

Specializing in labor economics, crop valuation, and small business finance, this expert is retained regularly by both plaintiff and defense counsel as an expert regarding economic damages, and has testified more than one hundred times in state and federal litigation across the United States.

This expert has extensive experience in labor economics and has conducted wage loss analyses for children, students, stay-at-home parents, and workers employed in numerous industries. This expert has testified as an expert witness regarding economic damages in wage loss cases involving claims associated with construction injuries, aviation disasters, medical malpractice, personal injuries, age and gender discrimination, constructive discharge, retaliatory discharge, and breach of contract.

This expert has transacted multiple small business public offerings and reverse mergers and acquisitions. Joining finance theory with practical business experience, this expert offers the unique ability both to quantify and to explain the actual value of small business transactions.


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