Economic Damages Los Angeles Expert 518713 AL


Expertise Description

With more than 30 years experience in economic damages, I have spent my career focusing on intellectual property, royalty audits, wrongful termination, commercial litigation, and accounting fraud. I have a special emphasis in medical devices, media & entertainment, toys, video games, consumer products, oil & gas, energy, manufacturing and service industries. I have also spent over 10 years as a economic damages expert witness in Los Angeles by providing numerous clients with deposition, consultations, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise


Expert Witness

As a financial and economic damages expert witness, I have worked on matters from simple to more than $100 million complex litigations. I have worked with approximately 50/50 for plaintiffs/defendants.

I have provided expert witness services for: intellectual property, patent disputes, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, false advertising, breach of contract, business interruption, class action, complex commercial litigation, fraud & forensics, Lanham Act, unfair competition, DMCA, accountant malpractice, personal injury, product liability, royalty disputes, royalty auditor malpractice, royalty auditor independence, trusts & estates, wrongful termination, USITC.

I have also provided royalty audit defense work plus testifying on the responsibilities for an independent auditor in a royalty audit.


Consulting Experience

My consulting experience includes offering consultation on business operations, information technology, budgeting, organization process improvements, and partner relationships along with many other areas.


Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes being a world leading authority in royalty auditing and contract financial terms. My career has been split between leading corporations and accounting firms. I am the author of two books on financial terms in agreements.


Relevant Experiences

I have calculated copyright infringement damages for multiple motion pictures. I am a former Disney employee (royalty auditor) and I know all the various revenue streams that come from a movie. Additionally, I have had every major studio as a client and I still work with one major studio. Additionally, I have represented and continue as an expert witness to represent a lot of Hollywood A listers and I have audited Oscar winning smash movies. I ran internal audit for Disney Home Video. I ran internal audit Globally for Warner Bros. studios. Finally, I was an expert witness against Disney related to the firing of their #1 TV director. I have experience in participation audits and I just completed a participation audit regarding over $1 billion of revenues and I have tens of millions of dollars of findings for my client (confidential). And, I have a lot more experience in entertainment having been an entertainment copyright expert now for more than 30 years.

My experience includes a complete well head to customer distribution for Midcon Gas, a leading gas distributor in the central United States when I was an internal auditor for Occidental Petroleum. Midcon Gas was a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum. I have more than six months experience internal auditing this company in Chicago at their headquarters including sales to retail customers.


Education

Degree Subject Institution
B.A. Business Administration Accounting California State University Northridge

Licenses Certifications

Certified Public Accountant
Certified in Financial Forensics
Certified Fraud Examiner
Certified Professional Environmental Auditor
Certified Professional Environmental Auditor – Health & Safety

Awards & Affiliation

Certified Fraud Examiner of the Year
Board of Regents – Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Ernst & Young National Innovation Award

Primary Affiliation

Board of Regents – Association of Certified Fraud Examiners



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