Investment Banking Expert Witnesses

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Investment banking expert witness candidates typically have extensive experience in venture capital, private equity, valuation, merger and acquisition, and financial markets. Cahn Litigation Services is the expert witness placement service provider of choice by law firm clients to locate an expert witness that can support investment banking and related financial services matters.

An investment bank is a financial institution most often associated with corporate finance, and has some overlapping traits with commercial banking. Investment banks provide advisory services and securities underwriting, and commercial banks manage deposit accounts. The main activities at an investment bank encompass corporate finance (raising capital), sales and trading, research, and asset management. Representative litigation matters that call for an expert in finance and investment banking involve issues pertaining to:

Litigation support by an investment banking expert could represent either the plaintiff or defendant, and work could include case review, arbitration, an expert report, fairness opinions, expert testimony, and/or courtroom testimony. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request an expert with prior expert witness testimony experience. In addition, clients may seek an investment banker expert or financial advisor for pre-litigation consulting services. While many experts have expertise in investment banking, an expert witness carries the additional responsibility of providing testimony before the court in a manner whereby lay people can understand the litigation matters and evidence.

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Investment Banking Expert Witness - Sample Bios

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


Expert Witness #232188

This expert is the principal consultant at a banking and financial consulting firm. This expert provides technology consulting to investment Banking companies, major Commercial Banks and National Brokerage firms. This expert has designed and implemented specialized database and real time on-line financial applications. This expert has worked with the Foreign Exchange & Reserve Banking departments for the Federal Reserve Bank. This expert has participated as an expert witness in approximately 20 matters. This expert has given a dozen depositions and has testified in a number of trials and hearings.


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Expert Witness #247296

Collectively, this expert's experiences include direct lending of approximately $500 million to businesses and commercial real estate ventures, and credit review and approval of approximately $1.5 billion. During this expert's many years of education and professional experience in complex business and financial matters, this expert has developed broad experience and expertise in commercial finance, insolvency, real estate, real estate finance and valuation. This expert's experiences encompass business and project evaluation, damage claims/ lost profits, debt and equity structuring, feasibility analysis, financial analysis, investment management, lending and leasing, and valuation. This expert is also a nationally recognized expert in the areas of bankruptcy, financial restructuring, insolvency and workouts and is designated as a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor by the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors. This author is well published and is established as an authority in the field through speaking and publishing.


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Expert Witness #248578

This expert is a Certified Regulatory Compliance Professional and brings many years of securities industry expertise to the table. This expert's career includes serving as Chief Compliance Officer of public and private financial services institutions, managing and directing the AML, compliance, controls and risks of various businesses in the financial services industry and years of sales and management in other retail businesses. This expert held Municipal Principal responsibilities at financial services and supervised options business at financial services institutions as either Senior Registered Option Principal or Compliance Registered Option Principal. This expert served on the FINRA Committee that created the Operations Professional Series 99 and is a frequent panelist and facilitator at industry conferences and regional and national meetings. This expert is well-prepared to serve as an expert witness for financial services institutions from testifying as the company representative for three financial services institutions in 15 arbitrations. To remain prepared for paid board service this expert is trained in SOX requirements.


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Expert Witness #248638

This expert is one of the few professional, independent financial expert witnesses in banking, corporate securities, trading, derivatives, client/bank disputes and market misconduct. This expert has been appointed to provide research reports and Court evidence for a wide range of complex financial litigation and arbitration cases from Hong Kong to the US. This expert has reviewed the cases of both Plaintiffs and Defendants, in civil and criminal disputes, including those involving synthetic derivatives, insider trading, mis-selling, misuse of information, employment contracts, shareholder agreements, loan documents, disputes between banks and clients, setting of pricing, and determination of quantum. This expert has a great deal of experience sifting evidence in the field of market misconduct, frequently being appointed by the Regulators - or indeed appointed by the defendants. This expert is a Practicing Member of the Academy of Experts.

This expert is very familiar with the financial markets, having been a stockbroker, fund manager and private banker involved with sales, trading, investment management and banking. This expert has very strong and current technical skills, including managing directly invested long and hedge funds and funds in many asset classes, including bonds. This expert is a sought-after financial commentator, is frequently published in national and international newspapers, and has appeared on television broadcasts throughout the world.

This expert has established several compliance departments and implemented such processes. This expert is an SFC Type 1, 4 and 9 Responsible Officer and is qualified to run Authorized Funds through types 4 and 9. This expert operates as an investment management consultant through the firm, whose clients include investing institutions, Fund Boards, expert witness panels, and securities organizations.


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Expert Witness #248849

This expert is a Managing Director in an international accounting company's Business Restructuring and Turnaround Services practice. This expert has many years of experience in financial advisory services, including corporate restructuring, capital raising and merger and acquisitions (M&A) transactions. This expert provides financial, strategic and operational guidance to companies in the energy, chemical and renewables sectors.

This expert has significant transaction experience, having worked with clients on buy-side and sell-side transactions, as well as on auctions out of bankruptcy, privatizations, joint ventures, joint development agreements, and private equity and venture capital investments. This expert has also served as interim CEO of a leading solar panel producer, as well as interim CFO of a biodiesel company, where the company was successfully taken through Chapter 11. In addition, this expert has acted as a senior advisor to two exploration and production (E&P) companies.

This expert was President at a biotechnology company, where this expert successfully executed the company's first external capital raising and grew its staff. This expert also served as operating partner to a hedge fund for portfolio companies in the energy sector, leading several successful turnarounds, including an emergence from Chapter 11 and subsequent asset sale.

Relevent Experience:

- Bankruptcy Experience
- Energy sector leadership as in-house corporate development professional
- Private Equity/Hedge Fund Experience
- Significant renewables experience
- Investment banking
- M&A and capital raising focus for the energy sector
- Litigation support - economic analysis in support of expert testimony
- Securities litigation, insider trading and antitrust cases

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Expert Witness #251896

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.


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Expert Witness #253430

This expert is an accredited business valuation consultant in the Litigation, Forensic, and Valuation Services Group of a nationally recognized leading consultancy. This expert is an executive with many years of experience in valuation, M&A, corporate finance, forensic accounting, litigation support and expert testimony.

This expert's practice includes dozens of engagements over the years related to partnership and other business disputes requiring forensic accounting, damages analysis and business valuation. These disputed matters have often involved companies in the wholesale and retail food industry, shareholder disputes, mergers and acquisitions, buy/sell agreements, and estate planning. This expert has also valued partial equity interests and stock options. This expert provides fair value financial analysis including ASC 805 purchase price allocations and valuations of intangible assets such as trade names/brands, customer relationships, royalties, patents and technology. This expert has also performed lost profits and financial damages analyses.

This expert worked as an independent consultant specializing in business valuation and litigation support, and has spent time working among the ranks of the Big Four. This expert also has experience in investment banking, corporate development, and venture capital investments.

This expert has the distinction of being an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) in business valuation with the American Society of Appraisers. This expert is a Certified Patent Valuation Analyst.


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Expert Witness #260006

This expert is an active lender with many years of experience in Banking, Finance, and Real Estate Lending, and is experienced in Trial and Deposition Testimony. This expert was in the commercial banking industry for many years before leaving to form a commercial Real Estate lending company. This firm is a licensed Finance Lender and Bureau of Real Estate Broker. The company provides services to banks, non-banks, and individuals in need of creative financing solutions.

With many years of experience in banking and real estate, this expert's market knowledge and transactional experience has allowed this expert to work in a consulting and expert witness capacity for many clients over the years. This expert has transacted hundreds of real estate and non-real estate loan negotiations in times of economic growth as well as downturns in the economy. This expert's extensive credit background arms this expert with the understanding of how banks and other lenders operate internally.

This expert is a licensed Real Estate Broker and the firm is a Finance Lender and Broker. This expert's areas of expertise include:

-  Lending Policies, Custom and Practice/Lender Liability
-  Broker Standards of Care and Fiduciary Responsibility
-  Loan Underwriting and Credit Administration
-  Loan Process and Bank Loan Restructure/Workout Process
-  Note Valuations/Collateral Review
-  Litigation and Discovery Consulting
-  Banking Operations/Administration
-  Specialty Niche in SBA Real Estate Lending
-  Construction RE Lending & Administration
-  Expert reports adherent to Federal Rule 26
-  Loan Syndication/Secondary Market Loan Sales
-  Title Insurance Cases

This expert has been providing expert witness and consulting services. This expert has been designated over 65 times as an expert in 7 different states concerning matters relating to lending, real estate, construction finance, SBA lending, brokerage, hard money lending and investment issues. This expert's experience includes both Federal and State court cases where he has provided deposition testimony, trial testimony and arbitration testimony.


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Expert Witness #262355

Having served as Chief Compliance Officer of a full-service broker-dealer for many years with responsibilities for investment banking and merger and acquisitions compliance and oversight, this expert has the expertise with respect to best practices/duties and responsibilities/obligations of a registered broker dealer.

This expert heads a highly successful and sought-after compliance and regulatory consultancy specializing in matters relating to the broker-dealer and investment adviser community.

This expert has held the following Securities Licenses:

-  Series 24 - General Securities Principal
-  Series 14 - Compliance Official Examination
-  Series 8 - General Securities Sales Supervisor Examination
-  Series 7 - General Securities Representative Examination
-  Series 63 - Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination Series
-  65 - Uniform Investment Advisor Agent Law Examination
-  Manager - Financial Services Authority

This expert has served as:

-  a speaker and lecturer for numerous conferences and events for the SEC, NYSE, NASD, NASAA, SIA, SIFMA, and other events sponsored by industry and regulatory organizations on multiple topics dealing with Compliance
-  a member of the Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Compliance & Legal Division Executive Committee
-  a member of a Board Options Exchange Compliance Advisory Panel
-  a member of a Business Conduct Committee
-  a member of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Compliance Advisory Committee

This expert has been engaged as an expert witness on more than 120 matters encompassing a full range of issues relating to the customs and practices, duties, responsibilities, and obligations of a registered broker dealer. This expert has testified at hearings or in deposition in more than 40 cases in federal courts, state courts, FINRA Office of Hearing Officer proceedings, American Arbitration Association Commercial Arbitration proceedings, and FINRA Arbitration proceedings.


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