Executive Compensation Expert Witnesses
What is an executive compensation expert witness?
Executive compensation expert witness candidates typically have backgrounds in forensic accounting, business valuation, human resources, and/or economic damages. Executive compensation expert witnesses have in-depth industry experience and can successfully use data to evaluate contracts, compensation plans, and benefit packages to determine reasonable compensation.
What types of cases require an executive compensation expert witness?
Executive compensation expert witnesses may provide support for cases involving executive salaries, incentives, and pay bonuses. In addition, executive compensation experts may opine on issues related to commission disputes, lost earnings and benefits, severance packages, and lost wages. Cases may be civil or criminal and require not only expertise but the ability to communicate findings for ease of understanding.
Executive compensation expert witness case examples
Cahn Litigation Services has placed professionals for many matters involving executive compensation, including:
- business valuation,
- nonprofit board of directors,
- financial abuse allegations,
- healthcare executive’s base salary and incentive plan,
- long-term incentive compensation employment agreements,
- breach of fiduciary duty,
- retirement plans,
- employee benefits,
- shareholder disputes,
- Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
- executive searches,
- reasonable compensation,
- golden parachute agreements,
- New York financial services executive’s wrongful termination claim, and
- stock options.
What litigation support work might an executive compensation expert witness be expected to perform?
Litigation support services by an executive compensation expert could include corporate valuation, contract review/analyses, depositions, research and authoring expert reports, and/or expert witness testimony in the courtroom. Law firms may also seek an executive compensation expert for pre-litigation consulting work.
Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search for an executive compensation expert witness around quickly, providing the right balance of expertise and testimony experience.
Executive Compensation 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 Executive Compensation experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Executive Compensation landscape.