Financial Forensics Expert Witnesses

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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.

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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 lawyers a sense of the Financial Forensics landscape.