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Expert in Litigation Consulting and Financial Forensics

Expert ID: 735511 California, USA

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Expert (MBA, CVA, MAFF, CFE) is a Partner and the practice leader of a litigation consulting and financial forensics practice. Expert has extensive experience managing and directing engagements in areas that include economic damage analysis, forensic accounting, litigation consulting, business valuations, and expert testimony. Litigation consulting, forensic investigation, and forensic accounting related engagements include areas such as complex commercial litigation, business disputes, fee disputes, post-acquisition disputes, investigations of fraud and financial misconduct, licensing/royalty inspections, marital dissolution matters, and business valuations. He has been designated as an expert in numerous cases, and has testified as an expert in litigation matters at deposition, arbitration, and trial.

Expert has experience serving clients in both the private and public sectors, and across various industries including financial services, healthcare, cryptocurrency, real estate, construction, insurance, gaming, entertainment, family law, and technology.

Past experience includes roles as a Director of the Litigation Consulting and Forensic Accounting Services practice group for the 5th largest accounting and consulting firm in the United States, a role at a top-25 national accounting and consulting firm, as well as a leadership position at a top regional firm.

Earlier in his career, Expert worked in the Financial Advisory Services group at Deloitte & Touche, focusing on dispute consulting. In addition to his experience in professional services, Expert has extensive industry experience, having worked as a Vice President of Strategy and a Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis for what was one of the largest mortgage banking and financial services firms in the country. He also has experience as a financial analyst in the financial services and commercial real estate industries, as well as experience in the securities industry, at one time holding NASD Series 7 and 63 licenses.

In addition, Expert has teaching experience, serving as an adjunct professor and teaching a graduate-level Economics course, as well as lecturing at the college undergraduate and graduate levels on topics that include fraud and forensic investigations, economic damage analysis, financial statement analysis, accounting quality, and business valuations. He has also made presentations on industry topics at the Association of Certified Fraud Examiner’s Global Fraud Conference, and to the Cal CPA Forensic Services Section on Fraud and Financial Investigations.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, CA - San Francisco, CA - Las Vegas, NV - Phoenix, AZ

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1991 Degree: BA Subject: Political Science Institution: University of California, Riverside
Year: 2000 Degree: MBA Subject: Management with Finance Focus Institution: Pepperdine University, Graziadio School of Business and Management

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2019 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Partner Department: Litigation Consulting and Financial Forensics Responsibilities: Focus areas and experience included managing and directing engagements relating to complex business and commercial litigation, business disputes, investigations of fraud and financial misconduct, and contract compliance & royalty audits. Expert oversaw engagements relating to areas such as: economic damage analysis, lost profits analysis, governmental fee disputes, contract compliance, royalty audits, partnerships disputes, purchase price and earn-out disputes, post-acquisition disputes, forensic investigations, fraud investigations Industries and experience includes healthcare, technology, IP, finance, insurance, partnership disputes, contract disputes, governmental fee disputes, fraud matters, forensic matters, royalty and licensing matters, real estate, construction, false claims, athletes and entertainers. Expert has provided analysis and testimony in federal matters, state matters, and arbitration.
Years: 2011 to 2019 Employer: RSM US LLP Title: Principal Department: Financial Investigations and Disputes Responsibilities: West Region leader overseeing Litigation Consulting and Forensic Accounting engagements for the firm.
Years: 2008 to 2011 Employer: Rothstein Kass Title: Director Department: Litigation Consulting and Forensic Accounting Responsibilities: Director in the litigation consulting and forensic accounting services practice.

Managed and directed engagements relating to complex business and commercial litigation, business disputes, investigations of fraud and financial misconduct, and contract compliance.

As a Director, I oversaw engagements relating to the matters such as: economic damage analysis, lost profits analysis, fee disputes, royalty audits & royalty disputes, partnership disputes, purchase price disputes, earn-out disputes, forensic investigations, fraud investigations, and contract compliance matters.
Years: 2006 to 2008 Employer: Stonefield Josephson (Since acquired by Marcum) Title: Senior Manager Department: Litigation and Forensic Services Responsibilities: Senior Manager in the litigation consulting and forensic accounting services practice.

Managed and directed engagements relating to complex business and commercial litigation, business disputes, investigations of fraud and financial misconduct, and contract compliance.

As a Senior Manager, I oversaw engagements relating to matters such as: economic damage analysis, lost profits analysis, fee disputes, royalty audits & royalty disputes, partnership disputes, forensic investigations, fraud investigations, and contract compliance matters.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
• Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF)
• Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
• Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
• Member of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA)
• Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
Licenses / Certifications
Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
Publications and Patents Summary
Publications and Presentations:12

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
• Case listing available upon request. (Numerous)

Fields of Expertise

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