Financial Expert Witnesses
What is a financial expert witness?
Financial expert witness candidates typically have many years of experience in the field, with areas of expertise encompassing accounting, economics, banking, securities, and/or corporate finance. Financial management expert witnesses and financial planning expert witnesses may provide expertise in matters that involve financial tools and retirement planning. Financial market expert witnesses may be required for NASD and public offerings. Depending on the project at hand, the right expert may be an accredited Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), or have a specific background as a forensic accountant.
What types of cases require a financial expert witness?
Financial expert witnesses can provide litigation support for matters involving corporate finance, financial trades, and financial planning. Cases may be civil, criminal, or class-action and require not only expertise but the ability to communicate findings for ease of understanding.
Financial expert witness case examples
Representing a plaintiff or defendant, Cahn Litigation Services has completed numerous searches for litigation matters requiring financial expert witnesses. Representative cases have included:
- forensic accounting (for financial reporting misconduct),
- an investment banking dispute resolution in New York,
- FINRA regulations (with a securities expert),
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA) duties,
- economic damages (for a variety of issues, including personal injury),
- real estate lender liability (utilizing a banking expert),
- real estate appraiser arbitration,
- intellectual property valuation,
- hedge funds due diligence,
- cash flow from financing activities (CFF) methodology,
- financial institutions fraud investigation in Federal Court,
- FINRA arbitration,
- LLP business valuation, and
- financial forensics to support malpractice litigation.
What litigation support work might a financial expert witness be expected to perform?
Litigation support by a financial expert witness could include financial analyses, economic damages calculations, financial statements review, deposition testimony, research and authoring expert reports, providing expert opinions, arbitration, and/or courtroom testimony. In addition, a law firm may seek an accounting expert for pre-litigation consultant work. A financial expert witness needs to possess the ability to provide expert testimony in a manner such that a judge and jury can understand the evidence, as well as be prepared to endure the scrutiny of a cross-examination. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, lead counsel may request a professional with prior expert witness testimony experience.
Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search for a financial expert witness around quickly, providing the right balance of expertise and testimony experience.
- Bond Trading
- Broker Malpractice
- Certified Public Accountant
- Commercial Finance
- Commercial Loans
- Commercial Real Estate
- Damage Calculations
- Equity Investment
- Executive Compensation
- Fiduciary Duty
- Financial Analysis
- Financial Law
- Financial Services
- Forensic Accounting
Financial Expert Witness - Representative Bios
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 experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Financial landscape.