Financial reporting expert witness candidates typically have an advanced degree and expertise in accounting or forensic accounting. 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 reporting specialist with prior expert witness testimony experience.
Financial information is reported in a structured, standard manner and typically includes four basic financial statements: balance sheet, income statement, statement of changes in equity, and cash flow. International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) are a set of high-quality global accounting standards that specify how companies must maintain and report accounts. Litigation support services by a financial reporting expert could include financial statement or accounting records review, opposing counsel deposition, expert report, expert opinion, dispute resolution and/or courtroom testimony. In addition, clients may seek a financial reporting professional or forensic accountant for pre-litigation consulting expert work.
On behalf of law firm clients, Cahn Litigation Services has completed numerous searches for a financial expert witness, including those with a focus on financial reporting. Whether the case involves forensic accounting, shareholder disputes, commercial disputes, economic damages, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), fiduciary duty, financial fraud, or business valuation, Cahn has the experience required to turn an expert witness search around quickly and provide the right balance of expertise and testimony for each unique project.
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Financial Reporting experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Financial Reporting landscape.
This expert is a Director in a Dispute Consulting group. This expert has provided litigation consulting services for purposes including professional malpractice, financial reporting fraud, automotive industry OEM and supplier claims, business interruption claims, post-acquisition disputes, internal corporate investigations, forensic accounting issues, and franchise related disputes. In connection with these services, this expert regularly performs fact finding and discovery assistance, lost profit calculations, business valuations, lost earnings and wages computations, and other financial analyses. This expert has presented before boards of directors and the Department of Justice with findings related to financial reporting fraud, accounting issues and forensic audits as well as compliance related issues involving design and implementation of financial and operational controls.
This expert's experience encompasses a wide range of industries and engagements including manufacturing, automotive, financial institutions, life sciences, professional practices, retail, software, real estate, food manufacturing, agriculture, physician & professional practices, private equity funds and energy. This expert has presented continuing education seminars on forensic accounting and fraud related topics.
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.
This expert is a Managing Director in a real estate practice within the Valuation Advisory group. This expert's concentration is in commercial real estate valuation and advisory services, where this expert has many years of national and international appraisal, review, and consulting experience. This expert's experience encompasses a wide range of commercial real estate engagements covering numerous property types from core properties to special purpose properties, and a variety of matter types such as litigation, estate & gift tax reporting, financial reporting, and consulting. This expert's experience includes many public speaking engagements and this expert has been qualified as an expert witness and has testified in a variety of state and local jurisdictions.
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 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 the Director of an internationally recognized consultancy, specializing in Valuation Advisory, Transaction Opinions, and Dispute Consulting, brings to the table many years conducting forensic accounting, complex commercial litigation, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, intellectual property damages, royalty audits and regulatory engagements involving publicly held and private companies as well as municipalities and government entities in a wide variety of industries. This expert has significant experience providing a broad range of business and financial advice to trial lawyers, in-house counsel, audit committees, and stake holders throughout the dispute process in both domestic and international contexts. This expert has also provided testimony in federal and state court as well as matters in mediation. This expert has performed numerous complex financial analyses involving false financial reporting, revenue recognition, warranty accruals, embezzlement and kickback schemes, post-acquisition purchase price accounting, cash application, Ponzi schemes, procurement fraud and asset tracing, among others. Additionally, this expert has directly participated in several large scale investigations including: an internal investigation of a multi-billion dollar company for potential Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, the investigation of a large metropolitan city's under-funded pension plan, and the investigation and quantification of damages on behalf of an unsecured creditors committee. Furthermore, this expert has assisted named corporate compliance monitors in their duties under settlement agreements with various regulatory agencies and evaluated the ability of a large multi-national corporation to pay a multi-billion dollar fine. This expert was an Associate in a Forensic Accounting Litigation Consulting practice where this expert focused on financial investigations and the quantification of economic damages. This expert was an Analyst at an international consultancy, where this expert advised clients on economic, valuation and strategy issues relating to intellectual property and complex commercial disputes.
This expert is a Certified Regulatory Compliance Professional and brings many years of securities industry expertise to the table. This expert's career includes serving as Chief Compliance Officer of public and private financial services institutions, managing and directing the AML, compliance, controls and risks of various businesses in the financial services industry and years of sales and management in other retail businesses. This expert held Municipal Principal responsibilities at financial services and supervised options business at financial services institutions as either Senior Registered Option Principal or Compliance Registered Option Principal. This expert served on the FINRA Committee that created the Operations Professional Series 99 and is a frequent panelist and facilitator at industry conferences and regional and national meetings. This expert is well-prepared to serve as an expert witness for financial services institutions from testifying as the company representative for three financial services institutions in 15 arbitrations. To remain prepared for paid board service this expert is trained in SOX requirements.
This expert is a Director in the real estate practice within a Valuation Advisory group. This expert is responsible for management, client liaison, business development, and leads the real property financial reporting practice. This expert's concentration is in real estate valuation and advisory services, where this expert has many years of national and international appraisal, review, and management experience.
This expert's experience includes assignments completed nationwide as well as various international locations throughout Europe, Asia, and South America. This expert's experience includes engagements for local, national, and international clients for a variety of purposes and also includes expert witness testimony for ad valorem taxation and other litigation matters.
This expert leads the intellectual property valuation practice of an internationally recognized consultancy, specializing in Valuation Advisory, Transaction Opinions, and Dispute Consulting. This expert has many years of experience providing consulting services to corporations, law firms, universities, and investment firms primarily in the areas of intellectual property valuation, damages, monetization, and management. This expert has provided testimony as a damages and valuation expert in intellectual property-related litigation including having offered opinions in Federal District Court. This expert has testified on a variety of dispute matters including those with claims associated with patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, fraudulent transfer, breach of contract, and others. This expert has also led project teams on a variety of pre-case and early-case assessments of intellectual property-related damages to assist with decisions related to whether a case should be filed and to support dispute resolution efforts. This expert has performed due diligence and valued intellectual property and other intangible assets for a variety of purposes including: transactions (licensing, purchase/sale, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions), tax strategy and compliance (transfer pricing, trust & estate issues), corporate strategic decision-making, use of intellectual property to attract capital (debt and equity financing), financial reporting, regulatory compliance (Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute), and bankruptcy, among others. This expert has been directly involved in intellectual property licensing negotiations and has developed many reusable intellectual property pricing/valuation models for corporate licensing activities and investment decisions. This expert is an adjunct professor at a Law School where this expert teaches a course on intellectual property valuation. This expert has spoken at conferences or other events for many leading intellectual property, legal, and business organizations including the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), Licensing Executives Society (LES), American Bar Association (ABA), American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC), and China Appraisal Society, among others.