Expertise DescriptionI have more than 30 years in the field of as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). I am Principal at a firm that specializes in providing forensic consulting, investigatory services, litigation support and training to numerous clients, including government agencies, regulators, law firms, lending institutions and other business entities. I have extensive experience in subprime and structured finance arenas including, predatory mortgage lending practices, the securitization of subprime mortgages, cash, synthetic, and hybrid collateralized debt obligations, credit default swaps, credit-linked notes, liability of the securitization underwriter, fair market valuation of level 3 (illiquid) assets, off-balance-sheet treatment of variable interest entities, and other relevant topics including GAAP accounting for complex structured finance products. I have been a consultant in numerous litigations and other matters involving complex structured finance issues, including structured investment vehicles, credit default swaps, credit-linked notes, trust preferred securities, ABS and RMBS securitizations. I also have been retained as an expert witness in numerous cases regarding, among other things, securities fraud, analysis of structured finance products, mortgage lending fraud, complex structured finance issues, financial statement fraud, reasonable and prudent banking practices and directors' and officers' liability. I have over 25 years of expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
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