Financial forensics expert witness candidates typically have a background in forensic accounting, tax law, and/or are a certified public accountant (CPA) or certified fraud examiner. A financial 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 jury. The chosen expert could be a member of an industry organization such as the Institute of Certified Forensic Accountants (ICFA), the National Association of Forensic Accountants (NAFA), the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the American Board of Forensic Accounting (ABFA), or the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).
Financial forensics, also known as forensic accounting, uses investigative accounting skills to conduct a financial review of an individual or business. Forensic accounting services are frequently used to support legal proceedings, often in a financial crime case such as fraud or embezzlement.
Litigation support by a financial forensics expert witness could include an analysis of financial transactions and financial statements, an expert report, expert opinion, deposition, trial preparation, and courtroom testimony. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may require a forensic accounting expert with prior expert testimony experience. The lead attorney may also request a forensic accountant for pre-litigation consulting work for an upcoming financial dispute.
Cahn Litigation Services is frequently called upon by leading law firm clients to locate experts for a wide range of financial matters, including financial forensics. The firm has performed numerous searches for forensic accounting specialists for matters that encompass business valuation, economic damages, fraud investigation, commercial litigation, money laundering, fiduciary duty, embezzlement, and tax liability disputes.
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 Financial Forensics experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Financial Forensics landscape.
This expert is the founder and team leader of a highly successful consultancy. This expert is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and has multiple accreditations in business valuation and forensic accounting, including Accredited in Business Valuation, Certified Financial Forensics, Certified Valuation Analyst and Certified Business Appraiser. This expert also has a Master's degree in Taxation. In addition to being a prolific writer in multiple areas involving litigation support, this expert frequently lectures before the legal community on varied financial topics. This expert also has extensive experience as an expert witness.
As an expert in business valuation, forensic accounting, and financial investigations, this expert assists attorneys step by step through the various intricacies of each case and is recognized for an unparalleled ability to present and address financial issues in a clear, organized and strategic manner.
As a valuation and forensic accounting expert, this expert deciphers and uncovers transactions that may have intentionally or unintentionally adversely affected an individual, business or organization. This expert's efforts provide clients with the evidence needed to support their case. This expert investigates business transactions, economic crimes, civil litigation matters and perform specialized audits including:
- Missing assets
- Fund transfers
- Underreporting of income
- Overstating of expenses, and
- Dissipation of assets
This expert at the various methods of Business Valuation, including the asset-based, market approach and income approach methodologies.
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 serves as Manager and helps lead 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 and litigation support for both Plaintiffs and Defendants.
This expert regularly analyzes economic damages for small businesses to multinational companies, including multimillion-dollar disputes. The financial accounting and economic studies are analyzed with independence, objectivity and consistency. Damage studies prepared for clients have included: loss of income for job termination, including values and extra expenses; government contract disputes; inventory, equipment and other contents losses; embezzlements; fraud investigations and theft losses. This expert holds a certification in Financial Forensics as well as a CPA and has developed/presented seminars on Business Interruption. This expert has prior litigation experience including deposition and trial testimony.
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.
This expert is a Partner in the Advisory Services Department of a public accounting and consulting firm. This expert's project-based practice specializes in forensic accounting and valuation services. This expert has experience managing various litigation support engagements involving matrimonial dissolutions, business owner disputes, fraud investigations, and bankruptcy matters. This expert has testified as an expert witness.
This expert is the founder of a successful forensic accounting and economic consulting firm. This expert's prior experience was as a senior manager with a prominent accounting firm, and as a consultant with another major accounting organization. This expert is established as an industry authority by lecturing on IP and economic damages at various State Bar Associations and Licensing Industry organization conferences. This expert is not only a CPA, but is also certified in financial forensics and in business valuation by the corresponding certification agencies. This expert works with a staff of consultants, and has significant expert witness experience in both State and Federal Courts throughout the country.
This expert is Managing Director of a nationally recognized business valuation/investigative services and tax consulting and compliance firm. This expert has provided business valuation, dispute advisory, forensic accounting, and tax consulting services to clients for many years. This expert has also implemented and administered back and middle office operations for private equity and venture capital funds.
With respect to litigation support activities, this expert is a recognized business valuation and economic damages expert, and has presented expert witness testimony in these areas on numerous occasions. Among other engagements, this expert has provided business valuation services for M&A transactions, corporate divestitures, marital dissolutions, shareholder/partner disputes, joint ventures, estate and gift tax matters, and has analyzed economic damages for both plaintiffs and defendants. On each engagement, this expert uses training as a forensic accountant to formulate comprehensive and understandable analyses.
With respect to forensic accounting expertise, this expert has assisted attorneys throughout all phases of investigations from pre-case assessment through expert witness testimony. Among other engagements, this expert has provided forensic accounting services related to procurement reviews, tenant/landlord lease verifications, and income/cash flow assessments.
This expert holds the following certifications and qualifications:
This expert has authored articles, and has presented at numerous business conferences.