An investments expert witness typically has a background in venture capital, private equity, valuation, financial planning, investment banking, securities law, corporate finance, and/or 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 financial services matters, including those involving investments.
In the world of finance, the goal is always a return on investment. The return may be a real estate gain, unrealized capital appreciation, or investment income such as dividends, interest, or rental income. Representative litigation matters that call for an expert in finance and investments involve issues pertaining to:
Litigation support by a financial investments expert witness could represent either the plaintiff or defendant, and work could include case review, arbitration, an expert report, deposition 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 testimony experience. In addition, clients may seek an investment consultant or financial advisor for pre-litigation consulting services. While an investment consulting expert will have expertise as an investment advisor, an expert witness carries the additional responsibility of providing testimony before the court in a manner whereby lay people can understand the litigation issues and evidence.
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Investments experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Investments landscape.
This expert earned a Ph.D. and has additional graduate coursework in Economics, Statistics and Econometrics. This expert was the founder of a financial software company providing software solutions to many banks. This expert is an Executive Professor, teaching multidisciplinary courses that include topic coverage of software architectures, software project implementations, Information Technology investments, Mobile E-Commerce and IT assessments. This expert is currently an Independent Consultant to financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies, and provides litigation support in intellectual property and other matters. As a consultant, this expert implemented software solutions for credit analysis, retail and commercial banking functions. This expert has been selected as the lead consultant and testifying expert in approximately fifteen litigation matters; this expert has a dozen depositions and two trials.
This expert has many years of experience in asset and property management. Over the years this expert has proven to be an authority in the turnaround of distressed properties, properties with deferred maintenance and mismanagement. This expert has rent-controlled multi-family, high-rise office, industrial/warehouse properties, retail and large hotels. This expert has established hands-on management programs that have maximized the values of the various investments.
This expert is the Founder and President of a successful Management Firm and provides hands-on management services as well as litigation support and expert witness services. This expert is a well-established leader in the field, having held numerous leadership and instructor positions in the national realty management association. This expert has deep experience as a testifying expert supporting both Plaintiffs and Defendants.
This expert has extensive experience representing privately-held companies that have sought capital and a wide variety of venture funds and private equity organizations that invest in them. This experience has included all manner of preferred stock, convertible debt and hybrid instruments, using National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) documents and otherwise. This work has included all manner of negotiating, structuring, monitoring and operating under these kinds of investment agreements, both before and after the investments, at every stage of development, from friends and family, to seed stage, to growth rounds, to ultimate IPO's. This expert has been listed as one of the top M&A and private equity/venture capital lawyers. This expert has also represented franchisees and franchisors. Although this expert has not previously served as an expert in a litigation matter, this expert's experience in litigation, along with national and state awards received related to extemporaneous speaking and debate may speak to the ability to perform as an effective witness.
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.
This expert is currently a visiting professor of finance at a University. This expert began as an academic and left for an investment company where this expert spent years in various research and financial engineering roles. This expert then joined a Fund Management firm and rose to become the Co-Chief Investment Officer, Alternative Solutions where this expert was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the investment process in the hedge fund of funds business, including discretionary hedge fund portfolios, separately managed accounts, and advisory relationships. This expert managed the Operational Due Diligence teams responsible for reviewing all current and pending investments, and actively conducting on-site due diligence on hedge funds. This expert has a Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics and a B.A. This expert has undergone deposition and court testimony dating from academic experience and has submitted testimony at arbitration.
This expert is President and Founder of a highly successful consultancy specializing in due diligence investigation and has analyzed many illiquid, Level 3 hedge fund strategies. This expert has also reviewed dozens of smaller, level 3 strategies including real estate lending, PIPES, trade finance, and trade credits. This expert is an expert at determining what reasonable due diligence standards are for assessing illiquid hedge fund strategies.
A former federal enforcement attorney and veteran in regulatory compliance and white-collar defense, this expert has expertise and consults with clients throughout the United States in areas of internal investigations, enforcement matters, regulatory issues, and corporate transactions, including advising on mergers and acquisitions in highly complex regulatory structures. This expert has held the Series 7, 24, and 66 licenses with FINRA. This expert also serves as a National Futures Association and FINRA arbitrator.
Prior to forming a firm, this expert was a senior vice president and chief compliance officer of a global financial services and FINRA member firm. This expert was responsible for all aspects of compliance and regulatory responsibilities for multiple registered investment advisors, mutual funds, alternative investments, and a broker-dealer. This expert focused on identifying and assessing the compliance risks of the firms, creating and implementing policies and procedures that address and allows compliance risks to be managed, and reviewing the policies and procedures to determine their continued adequacy and effectiveness.
Previously, this expert served as a senior trial attorney for a Commodity Futures Trading firm managing a team of trial attorneys, investigators and support staff in the investigation and prosecution of market manipulation, market abuse and fraud in the futures and derivatives markets, advising staff in areas of investigations, leading investigations of high profile matters, and facilitating effective engagement and collaborative work with other U.S. regulatory and prosecutorial bodies, international regulators, and exchange staff. This expert served as a liaison to the Office of General Counsel in the revision of policies and procedures pursuant to regulatory reform, including Dodd-Frank, and named to an interagency task force on the collection and retention of sensitive data.
This expert began a career in the Government Compliance, Investigations, and Litigation, White-Collar Criminal Defense, Commercial and Business Litigation, and Digital Discovery and Records Management practice groups. This expert represented clients in the prosecution and defense of complex business disputes in domestic and international jurisdictions, served as counsel to publicly and privately held companies undergoing both internal and external investigations, assisted clients in recognizing and avoiding the expanding risk of corporate criminal liability, and designing and implementing targeted corporate compliance programs. This expert was a founding member of the electronic discovery practice group and has an E-Discovery Best Practices Certification.
This expert has first-chaired trials representing both plaintiffs and defendants in various commercial, criminal, and collection matters.
This expert is a registered Investment Advisor and worked in brokerage agencies before becoming an independent advisor, and ultimately a consultant. This expert has qualified as an expert in Federal and State Courts as well as in FINRA and NASD arbitration panels in matters of standard of care, due diligence, capitalization, compliance and other market and industry compliance matters.