An internal audit expert witness typically has experience and expertise in forensic accounting, financial forensics, business valuation and/or business operations. For certain cases, clients may request an expert with credentials as a certified fraud examiner or a certified internal auditor. Cahn Litigation Services is regularly called upon by leading law firms to locate an expert witness that can provide support for an internal audit project.
Internal auditing carried out by an external auditor or accountant may include a review of a company’s governance, the efficiency and effectiveness of operations, financial and management reporting, and compliance with laws and regulations. Internal auditing may also involve conducting a fraud investigation.
Litigation support by an internal audit expert witness could include financial statements review, financial investigation, economic damages calculation, forensic accounting services, expert report preparation, expert opinion, expert testimony, and/or courtroom testimony. In high profile cases, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may require an expert with prior expert witness testimony experience. In addition, clients often seek an internal audit subject matter expert for consulting for pre-litigation work. When an expert is needed to explore and ultimately testify for an internal audit project, Cahn Litigation Services will hone in on an expert witness with precisely the rights skills and experience to get the job done.
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Internal Audit experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Internal Audit landscape.
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 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 a Managing Director of a nationally-recognized consultancy. This expert is a management consultant to clients with concerns about all aspects of performance of major capital projects. This expert advises boards and executive management of clients involved with engineering and contracting projects in matters related to enterprise-wide and project risk management, project audit and internal audit, risk assessments, internal investigations, dispute resolution, valuation, business strategies, organizational performance and transformation, and similar critical business process assessments and improvement matters.
This expert has extensive experience as a consultant and expert witness in matters resulting from many types of contract disputes. This expert has performed special investigations in connection with attorney general allegations of fraud and other misconduct involving government agency staff. This expert has served as an expert in construction business practices in a matter involving a construction executive facing criminal prosecution for alleged fraudulent diversion of contract funds. This expert has testified as an expert in jury trials on behalf of owners, contractors, insurers, and others in federal district courts, state and local courts, and in arbitration and mediation venues nationwide. This expert has also provided expert advice to federal agencies.
This expert has served the construction industry for many years, having worked as a project engineer for the US Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE), project manager for a major general contractor, marine contractor, utility contractor, and president of a general contracting company. This expert's career has progressed from hands-on construction and engineering field work to construction dispute resolution and management consulting. This expert has managed over two hundred consulting engagements.
This expert has many years of experience in forensic accounting and has worked extensively in litigation consulting and advisory services for clients with revenues ranging from the thousands to the multi-millions. This expert has directed multiple engagements in all facets of fraud investigations, contract disputes, risks and risk management, internal controls, internal audit, regulatory consulting, AML look-backs and FCPA investigations, asset and expense tracing, due diligence, white-collar crime investigations, whistleblower cases, and economic damage analysis.
This expert is an accomplished speaker in risk management, internal audit and forensic accounting to various professional groups. This expert has conducted internal audit training for financial institutions and conducts courses in the areas of ethics, internal audit, litigation consulting, and other subjects for CLE credits at various law firms. This expert is well versed in IT systems, including creating proprietary models as part of testimony in various litigation cases as an expert witness, as well as process flows in creating, developing and executing risk management systems and initiatives, within the U.S. and other parts of the world.
This expert is the Director of an internationally recognized consultancy, specializing in Valuation Advisory, Transaction Opinions, and Dispute Consulting, brings to the table many years conducting forensic accounting, complex commercial litigation, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, intellectual property damages, royalty audits and regulatory engagements involving publicly held and private companies as well as municipalities and government entities in a wide variety of industries. This expert has significant experience providing a broad range of business and financial advice to trial lawyers, in-house counsel, audit committees, and stake holders throughout the dispute process in both domestic and international contexts. This expert has also provided testimony in federal and state court as well as matters in mediation. This expert has performed numerous complex financial analyses involving false financial reporting, revenue recognition, warranty accruals, embezzlement and kickback schemes, post-acquisition purchase price accounting, cash application, Ponzi schemes, procurement fraud and asset tracing, among others. Additionally, this expert has directly participated in several large scale investigations including: an internal investigation of a multi-billion dollar company for potential Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, the investigation of a large metropolitan city's under-funded pension plan, and the investigation and quantification of damages on behalf of an unsecured creditors committee. Furthermore, this expert has assisted named corporate compliance monitors in their duties under settlement agreements with various regulatory agencies and evaluated the ability of a large multi-national corporation to pay a multi-billion dollar fine. This expert was an Associate in a Forensic Accounting Litigation Consulting practice where this expert focused on financial investigations and the quantification of economic damages. This expert was an Analyst at an international consultancy, where this expert advised clients on economic, valuation and strategy issues relating to intellectual property and complex commercial disputes.