Financial Law Expert Witnesses

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Financial law regulates insurance, derivatives, commercial banking, capital markets and investment banking. A financial law expert witness must not only have the appropriate substantive expertise, but should also possess the ability to explain complex financial issues and expert evidence to a judge and jury.

Litigation support by a financial law expert witness could include document analysis, an expert report, expert opinion, opposing counsel deposition, trial preparation, and testimony in court. In a high-profile case, or a litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request an expert with prior expert testimony experience. In addition, counsel may request a banking expert or financial law consulting expert for pre-litigation consulting work.

Representing the plaintiff or defendant, Cahn Litigation Services is frequently called upon by attorney clients to locate a financial expert witness for a wide range of litigation matters requiring a testifying expert. The firm has performed numerous searches for a financial law expert witness for matters including fraud, business valuation, FINRA arbitration, unjust enrichment, forensic accounting, financial exploitation, derivatives, antitrust disputes, contract disputes, and economic damages. The firm has an earned reputation for providing experts with the right balance of expertise and testimony experience for each unique project and its nuances.

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

Expert Witness #260593

This expert brings to the table many years of transactional, public and private commercial and real estate finance, legal and bank consulting experience. This expert currently provides a range of financial services to financial institutions, borrowers and domestic and foreign private and institutional investors in connection with risk management, structuring, placing and conducting due diligence in commercial and real estate financing transactions. This expert serves as an expert witness and provides litigation support in cases involving contract disputes and complex public and commercial finance matters involving legal malpractice, credit facilities and debtor and creditor rights.

Based upon experience representing banks, finance companies, borrowers, purchasers and sellers and public entities in conventional and innovative financings, this expert provides select litigation support and expert services in contract disputes, commercial and residential real estate, lender liability, legal malpractice, public finance, complex lending and credit facilities, and financial fraud cases. This expert's experience spans many years of due diligence, structuring, closing and restructuring public and commercial financial transactions on behalf of lenders; county, state and federal authorities and issuers; underwriters; finance companies; private equity and hedge fund investors; and borrowers.

This expert has provided legal, advisory and consulting services to companies, financial institutions, state banking regulators and the federal government in emerging credit risk management techniques, developing "best practice" underwriting and due diligence guidelines and oversight procedures, bank mergers and acquisitions, special assets and work-outs, and developing regulatory compliant commercial lending policies, processes and procedures to meet financial crisis concerns and emerging laws and regulations.

This expert has served as an expert in cases involving lender liability, legal malpractice, mergers and acquisitions, complex public and commercial lending and leasing transactions, Whole Bank Acquisitions and Shared-Loss matters, fraud and gross negligence, creditor's rights, bankruptcy, and other matters requiring niche lending and contract expertise. Three of these cases were nationally recognized and several were cases of first impression.

This expert has also acted as an interim executive of several companies involved in turn-arounds including a real estate development company. This expert has assisted a number of companies financing efforts offshore and domestically including the capital raising efforts of approved EB5 Regional centers.

This expert has practiced law for many years for a number of law firms.

This expert has been a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks, Turn Around Management Association, Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys, NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Commercial Finance Association, Association of Corporate Growth, Risk Management Association, a State Bankers Association, and a Development Counsel.

This expert has lectured and taught on a variety of topics, including lender liability; cross-border transactions; Sarbanes Oxley/FASB; Equipment Leasing; Factoring; Asset Based Lending; Ship Mortgages and finance; real estate development, special assets and creditors' rights; commercial loan documentation; and credit risk management in commercial loan portfolios and shared-loss compliance.

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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 #253873

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:

-  Contract and business tort claims for lost profits and other damages
-  Stockholder disputes and post-acquisition disputes
-  Financial reporting fraud and asset misappropriation
-  Securities law enforcement actions
-  Construction and government contracting claims
-  Intellectual property disputes
-  Class action damage claims
-  Professional malpractice claims
-  Business interruption claims

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.

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Expert Witness #262355

Having served as Chief Compliance Officer of a full-service broker-dealer for many years with responsibilities for investment banking and merger and acquisitions compliance and oversight, this expert has the expertise with respect to best practices/duties and responsibilities/obligations of a registered broker dealer.

This expert heads a highly successful and sought-after compliance and regulatory consultancy specializing in matters relating to the broker-dealer and investment adviser community.

This expert has held the following Securities Licenses:

-  Series 24 - General Securities Principal
-  Series 14 - Compliance Official Examination
-  Series 8 - General Securities Sales Supervisor Examination
-  Series 7 - General Securities Representative Examination
-  Series 63 - Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination Series
-  65 - Uniform Investment Advisor Agent Law Examination
-  Manager - Financial Services Authority

This expert has served as:

-  a speaker and lecturer for numerous conferences and events for the SEC, NYSE, NASD, NASAA, SIA, SIFMA, and other events sponsored by industry and regulatory organizations on multiple topics dealing with Compliance
-  a member of the Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Compliance & Legal Division Executive Committee
-  a member of a Board Options Exchange Compliance Advisory Panel
-  a member of a Business Conduct Committee
-  a member of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Compliance Advisory Committee

This expert has been engaged as an expert witness on more than 120 matters encompassing a full range of issues relating to the customs and practices, duties, responsibilities, and obligations of a registered broker dealer. This expert has testified at hearings or in deposition in more than 40 cases in federal courts, state courts, FINRA Office of Hearing Officer proceedings, American Arbitration Association Commercial Arbitration proceedings, and FINRA Arbitration proceedings.

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Expert Witness #263886

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.

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