A financial analysis expert evaluates businesses, projects, and finance-related transactions to determine their performance, stability, and profitability. A financial analysis expert witness typically has a background and expertise in accounting, economics, banking, securities, and/or economic damages. An accounting expert witness needs to possess the ability to provide expert testimony in a manner such that a judge and jury can understand the evidence. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, legal counsel may request a financial analysis expert with prior expert witness testimony experience.
Litigation support services by a financial analyst could include financial statements review, deposition testimony, economic damages calculations, expert report, expert opinion, arbitration, and/or courtroom testimony. In addition, clients may seek a financial analysis professional or forensic accountant for pre-litigation consulting expert work.
Cahn Litigation Services has completed numerous searches for a financial expert witness, including those with a focus on financial analysis. Whether the case involves forensic accounting, shareholder disputes, financial reporting, an investment banking dispute, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), fiduciary duty, fraud, business valuation, or a class action suit, Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn an expert witness search around quickly and provide the right balance of expertise and testimony for the job at hand.
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Financial Analysis experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Financial Analysis landscape.
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:
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.
This expert is a founding member of an independent business advisory and transaction services consultancy. This expert specializes in serving as a consultant or expert in the fields of forensic accounting, economic damages analysis in commercial disputes, business valuation and fraud investigation and detection. This expert also serves as a financial advisor to debtors, bank groups and creditor committees in corporate bankruptcy and restructuring matters. This expert has provided litigation consulting services in hundreds of large and complex commercial disputes and corporate reorganization matters. This expert regularly performs fact finding and discovery assistance, lost profit calculations, business valuations, lost earnings and wages computations, market studies, and other financial analyses. This expert has served as an expert and consultant in the quantification of economic damages in matters ranging from contract claims to business interruption claims, construction and government contracting claims, intellectual property matters, accounting malpractice, stockholder and post-acquisition disputes, antitrust matters, and personal injury claims. As a Certified Fraud Examiner, this expert leads engagements in the investigation, detection and quantification of financial reporting fraud and asset misappropriations. This expert is the co-developer and author of a case study on fraudulent financial reporting published by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants for distribution to academic institutions. This expert also has expertise in complex data analysis and financial modeling.
Collectively, this expert's experiences include direct lending of approximately $500 million to businesses and commercial real estate ventures, and credit review and approval of approximately $1.5 billion. During this expert's many years of education and professional experience in complex business and financial matters, this expert has developed broad experience and expertise in commercial finance, insolvency, real estate, real estate finance and valuation. This expert's experiences encompass business and project evaluation, damage claims/ lost profits, debt and equity structuring, feasibility analysis, financial analysis, investment management, lending and leasing, and valuation. This expert is also a nationally recognized expert in the areas of bankruptcy, financial restructuring, insolvency and workouts and is designated as a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor by the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors. This author is well published and is established as an authority in the field through speaking and publishing.
This expert serves as Senior Manager and leads the Forensic Investigation group of a highly successful, International consultancy. This expert brings to the table many years of experience, with expertise in economic damage analysis and quantification, and other financial issues, including damage quantifications and analyses, fraud and forensic accounting investigations, forensic accounting analyses, and ethics and compliance reviews. This expert’s case experience encompasses a broad array of industries including automotive, aviation, biotechnology, cellular, chemicals, consumer products, energy, financial securities, healthcare, HVAC, information technology, internet, medical products, military, network security, online learning, optical, pharmaceuticals, semiconductors, sporting goods, supercomputers, and telecommunications.
This expert previously spent years with an Internal Audit Investigations team at a Fortune 500 manufacturing company, handling damage calculations and recoveries from fraudulent billing schemes, employee misconduct investigations, and highly sensitive senior/executive level employee investigations. This expert’s prior experience also includes positions at large international companies in the life sciences and financial services sectors, providing internal investigation, internal audit, and financial reporting control services. This expert’s experience includes discovery, deposition and trial assistance, calculation of economic damages, forensic accounting analyses in litigation and non-litigation matters, as well as other dispute forums, and advising clients related to internal fraud preventative and detective controls.
This expert serves as a director of an independent business advisory and transaction services consultancy. This expert is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), Accredited in Business Valuations (ABV), and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) and has expertise in tax, accounting, litigation support, business valuation, complex data analysis, financial modeling and has developed various financial modeling tools. This expert has been involved in a wide range of litigation consulting services, providing expertise in the quantification of economic damages in matters ranging from patent and trademark infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, shareholder disputes, business interruption claims, professional malpractice, and contract claims. In connection with these services, this expert regularly performs fact finding and discovery assistance, lost profit calculations, reasonable royalty rate calculations, business valuations, lost earnings and wages computations, and other financial analyses. This expert's business valuation experience includes valuations for business disputes, shareholder agreements, mergers and acquisitions, divorce, and prenuptial agreement purposes. The valuations have encompassed non-marketable, controlling and minority interests in corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies. This expert brings to the table many years of accounting experience including supervising, reviewing and preparing financial reports, budgets, forecasts, projections, and business plans. This expert has been a speaker at professional conferences on topics including intellectual property damages and business valuations. This expert has been on the MACPA's planning committee for the Litigation and Business Valuation Annual Conference, and the Litigation Mock Trial, and the Fraud Issues Conference. This expert has also volunteered as an expert witness in the Institute for Continuing Legal Education's Deposition Skills Workshop.
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.
This expert is an accredited business valuation consultant in the Litigation, Forensic, and Valuation Services Group of a nationally recognized leading consultancy. This expert is an executive with many years of experience in valuation, M&A, corporate finance, forensic accounting, litigation support and expert testimony.
This expert's practice includes dozens of engagements over the years related to partnership and other business disputes requiring forensic accounting, damages analysis and business valuation. These disputed matters have often involved companies in the wholesale and retail food industry, shareholder disputes, mergers and acquisitions, buy/sell agreements, and estate planning. This expert has also valued partial equity interests and stock options. This expert provides fair value financial analysis including ASC 805 purchase price allocations and valuations of intangible assets such as trade names/brands, customer relationships, royalties, patents and technology. This expert has also performed lost profits and financial damages analyses.
This expert worked as an independent consultant specializing in business valuation and litigation support, and has spent time working among the ranks of the Big Four. This expert also has experience in investment banking, corporate development, and venture capital investments.
This expert has the distinction of being an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) in business valuation with the American Society of Appraisers. This expert is a Certified Patent Valuation Analyst.
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. Additionally, this expert has served in a financial management position with a multinational law firm analyzing economic damages for individuals, small businesses, and multinationals, regarding including the following: loss of business income; inventory, equipment and other contents losses; embezzlements; financial motive and fraud investigations. Some of the types of businesses reviewed include (not a comprehensive list): manufacturing, retail/wholesale, service, agricultural and others.
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.