Financial Services is a broad term covering money and wealth management, banks, credit card companies, insurance companies, accounting firms, stock brokers and investment banking. A financial services expert witness typically has a background and expertise in accounting, economics, banking, securities, and/or as a financial advisor. A financial services 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, the lead attorney may request a financial services professional with prior expert witness testimony experience.
Litigation support services by a financial services professional could include a financial statements review, deposition testimony, economic damages calculations, expert report, expert opinion, arbitration, and/or courtroom testimony. In addition, law firm clients may seek a finance expert or forensic accountant for pre-litigation consulting work.
Cahn Litigation Services has completed numerous searches for litigation matters requiring a financial expert witness. Whether the case involves forensic accounting, hedge fund mismanagement, financial reporting, an investment banking dispute, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) duties, economic damages, fiduciary duty, fraud investigations, FINRA arbitration, business valuation, or asset allocation, Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn an expert witness search around quickly. The firm has earned the reputation of providing expert candidates with the right balance of expertise and testimony to support each unique case.
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Financial Services experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Financial Services landscape.
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 began a career as an internal auditor with a National Bank. This expert helped community financial institutions as internal auditor, controller and chief financial officer. As a consultant this expert has assisted community financial institutions with investment management, asset liability management, investment banking, compliance issues, internal audit, deposit and loan operations, company policies and general accepted accounting principles. This expert has assisted in a capital raise for de-novo financial institutions. This expert has spent many years in the financial institution, and mortgage industries. This expert understands, first hand, the impact of changes that have occurred in these industries and most importantly, how these changes impact customers; especially business owners' ability to obtain capital and loans that they need to operate and grow their companies. That's why a large part of this expert's practice is devoted to helping consult with community financial institutions, including non-bank, as these changes affect them.
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 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.
Founder and President of an independent financial technologies consultancy, this expert has designed and managed major management consulting and technology projects for 58 major domestic and foreign banks and Wall Street firms, including the design, purchase, and installation of more than $2.4 billion worth of telecommunications, computer technology, software and specialized hardware. This expert works with the entire spectrum of modern financial services technology, including trading telecommunications and computers, LAN/WAN design, communications cabling, wireless communications, front and back office financial processing systems, security software and devices, and special hardware and software projects of all types. This expert serves as an Expert Witness in telecom and computer matters in state and federal courts, and also does General Management Consulting Engagements, Market Research and Strategic Planning. This expert has both courtroom and deposition experience. A respected designer of original computer hardware and software for the financial services industry, this expert is the inventor of a Wireless Integrated Trading System, a 20Mb/s bandwidth infrared system used for trading room disaster recovery; an electronic office access system, installed in major office buildings nationwide; and a microprocessor system for measuring productivity in 'moving line' situations, installed at shuttle operations at a major airport and various bank branches. This expert completed the systems design and programming of an online foreign exchange trading system for a hedge fund. This expert studied Computer Science, Business Administration, and Electronics Engineering. This expert writes for technical media, and is the author of several books on banking, computers and telecommunications, as well as many articles in the financial press. This expert is a Member of IEEE, AIIE, ASM, and EFTA.
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 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 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 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.