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.