Forensic Economist Expert Witnesses

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Forensic economist expert witness candidates typically have experience in forensic accounting, economic damages, business valuationtax law, and/or are a certified public accountant (CPA) or certified fraud examiner. An economic expert witness must not only have the appropriate substantive expertise, but should also possess the ability to explain complex financial issues and evidence to lay people. An expert witness should also be prepared for the scrutiny of a cross-examination. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may require a forensic economics expert with prior expert witness testimony experience. The chosen expert could be a member of an industry organization such as the National Association of Forensic Economics (NAFE) or the National Association of Forensic Accountants (NAFA).

Forensic economics applies economic theories and methods to pecuniary damages matters. Forensic economists can be engaged to support financial legal matters including personal and commercial litigation economic damages, fraud, intellectual property disputes (e.g., patents, trade secrets), breach of contract, economic loss due to personal injury, antitrust disputes, and other business, property, and asset valuation.

Litigation support by a forensic accounting expert witness could include forecasting, economic research, economic analysis, damage calculations, an expert report, arbitration, depositions, and expert testimony in the courtroom. 

Cahn Litigation Services is frequently called upon by leading law firm clients to locate forensic economics and damages expert witnesses for a wide range of litigation matters. The firm has performed searches for matters encompassing commercial litigation, lost wages, business interruption, life care, punitive damageswrongful termination, lost earnings, real estate disputes, financial services malpractice, and personal injury cases.

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

Expert Witness #259008

This expert has worked for multiple accounting before establishing a regional practice. This expert's focus has been financial valuation of lost wages and benefits from wrongful termination, and forensic analyses of business and personal losses. This expert has testified over 100 times in both Federal and State Court. This expert has supported approximately 60% Plaintiff and 40% Defendant.

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Expert Witness #259170

This expert has served as a testifying expert in 17 wrongful termination / employment matters and serves as Managing Director of a firm. This expert holds a doctorate in economics and has focused on consulting and forensic economics for many. This expert is well-published with numerous journal articles and book chapters and serves as an Adjunct Professor.

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Expert Witness #258991

This expert has an undergraduate degree in Economics as well as an MBA. For many years, this expert has provided economic and actuarial consulting services including valuation of lost wages and benefits in wrongful termination matters. This expert served as an Adjunct Professor in Economics. This expert has deep experience as an expert witness having worked for both plaintiffs and defendants.

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Expert Witness #251184

This expert is the principal consultant and expert witness in a successful Economics consulting firm. This expert focuses on compensation survey analysis, evaluations of earnings, forensic accounting, and econometric and statically analyses. This expert is also well-versed in business value, lost earnings intellectual property and other related issues related to business and executive compensation. This expert is well-published in the field, and is a seasoned expert witness, with over 90 depositions and court appearances.

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Expert Witness #250880

This expert holds an MA and ABD in Economics and serves as Principal and Senior Economist for a highly successful consultancy. This expert has worked extensively on forensic economics cases involving employment law, valuation, personal injury, and wrongful death. This expert has participated in several cases in which this expert and colleagues have valued the compensation of various doctors, and in some cases, the progression of their careers through medical school, the residency program, etc. This expert is familiar with the compensation packages offered to doctors including those packages that provide incentive pay. This expert is also very familiar with the statistical data available regarding compensation for doctors (e.g., the Physicians' Compensation Survey, etc.). This expert spent several years teaching economics at multiple colleges. Teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, this expert was an award-winning educator, receiving Professor of the Year Award two years in a row. This expert's areas of expertise include money, banking and financial markets, corporate finance, and government and business. This expert has lectured on consumer safety, measuring the impact of positive and negative externalities, and evaluating market and government responses to these externalities. This expert is a member of the Eastern Economic Association and the American Monetary Institute. This expert has played and will continue to play a critical role in expanding the group's commercial damages business by integrating considerable knowledge of valuation and political economy into the existing portfolio of comprehensive services offered by the firm.

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Expert Witness #263957

This expert holds a PhD in Economics and is President and Founder of a consultancy specializing in economic damages and loss analysis for civil litigation matters. This expert regularly provides economic reports and advice to both plaintiff and defense attorneys on cases that involve employment disputes and lost profits from business cases.

As a trained economist with quantitative and technical skills grounded in scientific theory, this expert helps juries understand how to value and analyze earning potential or calculate losses based on a set of variables unique to each case. This expert has provided economic and statistical analysis of damages for plaintiffs and defendants in areas such as:

  • Loss of business profits
    • Projection of “but for” profits that would have occurred but for claimed tort
    • Where warranted, adjustment of past profits to account for true economic depreciation of business assets
    • Past loss and present value of future loss
    • Calculations relevant to punitive damages
  • Employment discrimination, wages and hours
    • Statistical analysis of employment discrimination claims
    • Loss of present value of future earning capacity
    • Loss of back pay and front pay, including fringe benefits
    • Analysis regarding class actions as well as individual plaintiffs
  • Wrongful death
  • Personal injury

In addition, this expert is a tenured Associate Professor teaching Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and related Economic Theory and an active member of the National Association of Forensic Economics and the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA).

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