Expert 517878 - CA(S)


Expertise Description

My career has spanned more than 20 years in the field of forensic accounting and economic damage analysis with a particular focus in the analysis and measurement of economic damages resulting from business interruption losses, commercial litigation disputes, loss of earnings calculations, employee fidelity or theft, first party property claims, corporate fraud, third party claims, product liability matters, family law, wage & hours claims, professional liability and other types of disputes involving the quantification of damages. I have additional experience with investigating numerous fraud matters, including employee dishonesty, embezzlement, elder financial abuse, thefts of cash and inventory, financial statement manipulation, and fraudulent expenses. I have also spent over 20 years as an accounting expert witness in Southern California. I have provided various clients with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

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Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes:
• Measurement of fraudulent corporate and individual behavior regarding complex financial transactions of an automobile financing company with regards to a fidelity bond claim.
• Analysis of billing practices and measurement of amounts overcharged by business manager to a major entertainment celebrity client.
• Calculation of business interruption loss and extra expenses incurred by refinery as a result of damage to pipeline.
• Quantification of financial loss from exploitation of senior citizen’s assets.
• Measurement of loss of earnings of self employed individual as a result of personal injury.
• Quantification of wrongful death claim by survivor.
• Investigation of fraudulent transactions of a not-for –profit organization.
• Forensic analysis of business transactions in conjunction with partnership dispute.
• Quantification of economic damages related to health care provider as a result of contractual dispute.


Consulting Experience

My consulting experience includes:
• Measurement of business interruption loss to hospital resulting from earthquake damage.
• Investigation of fraudulent practices of a city’s mayor and misuse of city funds.
• Measurement of business interruption loss to refinery after damage to plant from explosion.
• Investigation of faithful performance claim of employee involving mishandling of trust funds.
• Investigation of fraudulent vendor billing scheme in a cargo handling company.
• Measurement of business interruption loss and extra expenses related to semiconductor company
resulting from damage to clean room.
• Quantification and reconciliation of volume of petroleum products shipped through pipeline
system.


Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes having conducted seminars on loss of earnings, business interruption calculations, fidelity loss investigations and other forensic accounting issues. I have testified as an expert witness in both Federal and State courts on forensic accounting matters and economic damage calculations.


Relevant Experiences

I have significant experience with loss of earnings claims.


Education

Degree Subject Institution
M.S. Accounting University of Southern California
B.S. Accounting University of Southern California

Licenses Certifications

Certified Public Accountant, California (CPA)
Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)
Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

Awards & Affiliation

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
California Society of Certified Public Accountants
American Board of Forensic Accountants
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
National Association of Forensic Economics

Primary Affiliation

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants



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