Fraud expert witness candidates typically have extensive experience with areas of expertise in forensic accounting, financial forensics, and/or fiduciary duty – dependent on the specifics of the case. For certain matters, attorneys may request a damages expert, Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), or Certified Public Accountant (CPA). In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may require a subject matter expert with prior expert witness testimony experience.
Fraud comes in all shapes and sizes. In most cases, the motivation of fraud is for monetary gain. Due to the prevalence of internet crime, the FBI has a designated reporting site: the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). Exemplary matters have included:
Litigation support by a fraud expert witness could include contract review, economic damages calculation, expert report preparation, expert opinion, expert testimony, and/or courtroom testimony.
When an expert is needed to explore and ultimately testify for a fraud investigation, Cahn Litigation Services will hone in on an expert witness with precisely the rights skills and experience to get the job done.
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 Fraud experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Fraud landscape.
This expert is a Medicaid Fraud, medical billing, and hospitals best practices expert. This expert is the managing partner of a healthcare compliance and process consultancy which focuses on healthcare regulations, and medical coding and billing. This expert has served as an advisor to healthcare providers on hospital and practice management, and has thorough understanding of treatment plans, and their importance in the admission process. This expert was selected as an expert for a landmark Federal Trade Commission case regarding healthcare data, regulations and economics. This expert has also served as an expert witness for the United States Department of Justice in a federal investigation into medical data, Health IT / E.H.R. stimulus funds and False Claims Act. This expert has also been involved in Medicare and Medicaid fraud matters. This expert has dozens of publications and is a frequent lecturer at industry conferences
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 the Practice Leader for the firm's Investigative Services Group and brings to the table many years of experience performing forensic work. This expert has assisted clients in a range of litigation assignments and assisted counsel in discovery matters by providing damage-related document requests, interrogatories, affidavits and potential deposition questions. This expert has testified at trial regarding economic damage calculations and forensic accounting findings. Litigation areas served include Excess Wage Loss, Business Income Loss, Fraud and Forensic Accounting Matters, and Business of Fiduciary Duty.
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 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 became an expert witness many years ago testifying in both State and Federal courts on mortgage fraud, the loan process, the role and duties of borrower, loan originator, processor, appraiser, underwriter, document drawer, funder, escrow officer, title officer and county recorder. As a fraud expert this expert has presented before the FBI, DA, DRE and insurance investigators at the white-collar crime fraud prevention task force. This expert is a licensed DRE Broker and has a NMLS designation. This expert has been in the mortgage and lending business for many years and has worked in both the corporate and personal arenas.
This expert is a Managing Director for a highly regarded economic consultancy. This expert has consulted with plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of litigation and commercial dispute matters involving theft of trade secrets, breach of contract, chemicals and livestock, fraud, forensic accounting, conversion, shareholder, professional malpractice, and class action litigation. This expert has performed and managed many complex financial, economic, and accounting analyses, including lost profits, lost wages, reasonable royalties, business valuation, disgorgement/unjust enrichment, tracing, fraud investigation, cost of capital, and pre- and post-judgment interest. This expert has been designated as an expert in state and federal court proceedings and arbitrations and has testified in depositions and trials.
This expert has worked on more than 185 cases regarding fraud and abuse matters, medical coding, billing, and usual customary and reasonable charges. Each case required a review of medical records to determine the correct level of coding and medical necessity based on documentation, in addition to the audit of many other aspects. Past projects involved Medicare, Medicaid, and Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) documentation standards. This expert has provided consultation services on auditing and compliance matters, and has provided testimony via deposition, reports, and affidavits for both Plaintiffs and Defendants. This expert has provided seminars and audits for physicians, office personal, and government agencies.
This expert is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA), Certified Medical Coding Specialist (CMCS), Qualified Medical Coder (QMC), and is a member of the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association (NHCAA).
This expert leads a national consulting practice. This expert specializes in a wide array of real estate and mortgage specialties, including bank fraud, mortgage origination, underwriting, and sub-prime/stated income fraud analysis. This expert provides litigation consulting and expert witness services, as well as financial research and damage calculations.
This expert’s firm has been retained in over 500 civil and criminal cases, and worked with clients as varied as banks, insurance companies, state government agencies and escrow companies. Two cases concerned FHA brokerage operations. Some of the services this expert provides include:
Litigation Consulting in Civil & Criminal Cases
Mortgage Document Review and Analysis
Evaluation of Bank Underwriting Practices
Evaluation of FHA/VA Underwriting Practices
Lenders' Standards of Care & Due Diligence
Predatory Lending Abuses
Mortgage Broker Malpractice
Real Estate Broker Standards and Practices
Title Issues (title chain, zoning) and Interpretation
Escrow and Title Procedures & Closing Practices
Real Estate-Related Economic Damages
Short Sale Fraud & Wrongful Foreclosure Actions
Lenders' Misconduct in Processing Loan Modifications
Dual-tracking: Loan Modification Concurrent with Foreclosure
This expert runs a legal investigations firm. Past assignments include contract work, where this expert performed medical fraud, waste and abuse detection across all claim types for Medicare and Medicaid claims processed. This work included utilizing data analysis techniques to detect aberrancies in Medicare claims data; and reviewing information in standard claims processing system files to determine provider billing patterns and detect fraudulent or abusive billing practices or vulnerabilities in Medicare policies. This expert ultimately developed potential Fraud Alerts and Program Vulnerabilities, and shared information on the investigations with other Medicare contractors, law enforcement, and other applicable stakeholders.
This expert has testimony experience.
This expert is a banking executive with many years of experience in underwriting, mortgages, and loans. This expert is a Certified Residential Appraiser, and is also certified in credit risk. This expert has extensive testifying experience at deposition and trial in both state and federal cases (including class actions). Expert witness engagements have involved residential mortgages, underwriting, predatory lending, commercial loans, fraud, truth in lending, lender liability, loan servicing, and USPAP compliance.
This expert has many years of banking and lending experience, specializing in credit risk. This expert completed a 4.5MM residential real estate case that required forensic evaluation of underwriting, appraisal process, collections, loan modification applications/decisions and compliance with government programs. The discovery in this case exceeded 60,000 pages and thousands of documents. This expert has completed a report and deposition of a $50MM fraud case requiring the evaluation of a multi-year relationship of underwriting, closing procedures, ongoing administration, collateral administration, financial information and analysis.
During and after the real estate crash in 2006-10, this expert was part of a specialized residential real estate team that evaluated thousands of defaulted mortgages coast to coast. This involved forensic evaluation of fraudulent activity in mortgage lending, compliance with government modification programs, foreclosure processes, appraisal processes, collections, underwriting and documentation. This expert led a forensic evaluation of a portfolio of fraudulently underwritten home mortgages perpetrated by a rogue staff of a bank branch and documented a package for the FBI/DOJ for prosecution. This expert has written expert witness reports and has been deposed.