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The Investment Fraud Expert Witness

The Investment Fraud Expert Witness

Investment fraud expert witnesses are skilled in financial areas including audit, accounting, and investments. Their expertise also covers fraud detection, fraud determination, and fraud analysis. These skills are called into play when determining whether an investment advisor intentionally deceived an investor. In the headlines, biotech investment advisor G. Steven Burrill settled with the SEC on March 30, 2016, and will pay back $4.8M to investors in Burrill Capital Management in addition to a $1M penalty. SEC.gov states:

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Business Valuation Expert Witness & $20M Award

Business Valuation Expert Witness & $20M Award

Business valuation expert witness and CPA David L. Johnston testified for the plaintiff in a case against the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. Jeff Mercer accused state DOTD officials of harassing him after he refused to give an inspector a bribe in the form of money and/or equipment. Mercer testified that harsh inspections and denied payments for work done followed which forced him to declare bankruptcy. When his business closed, Mercer sued the DOTD for $12M.

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Forensic Accounting Expert Witness Testifies In Dewey & LeBoeuf Case

Forensic Accounting Expert Witness Testifies In Dewey & LeBoeuf Case

Forensic accounting expert witness Jonathan Vanderveen testified in the New York criminal trial of former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives. Former chairman Steven Davis, executive director Stephen DiCarmine and chief financial officer Joel Sanders are charged with larceny, fraud and falsifying business records. The global law firm which once employed over 1200 attorneys declared bankruptcy in 2012.

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When Is An Economic Expert Witness Needed? Part 2

When Is An Economic Expert Witness Needed? Part 2

In Getting the full value of economic experts in IP litigation: A qualified expert is key, attorney Devon Zastrow Newman writes that “Expert witnesses can make or break your intellectual property litigation.”

How is an expert qualified to present testimony?

A person can become an expert through education, skill or experience. Economic experts may be trained in finance, accounting or economics and may have certifications in business financial management, financial forensics and other related fields. Economists or professors can be experts. An economic expert may have litigation experience in the market at issue.

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Due Diligence Expert Witness Presentation

Due Diligence Expert Witness Presentation

Attorney and due diligence expert witness Lester Rosen will present an audio conference entitled How To Avoid Fake Employment And Education Claims on June 18, 2015.

In the 90 minute audio conference, Rosen, author of The Safe Hiring Manual will review legal and effective techniques for the reference checking process.

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Securities Expert Witness Testifies In Nomura Trial

Securities Expert Witness Testifies In Nomura Trial

Securities expert witness Peter Rubinstein testified in the Nomura trial against the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Namura Holdings Inc, a global financial services group based in Asia, says the 2007 US housing market is to blame for the financial crisis in 2008 and not the company’s sale of mortgage backed securities. The Federal Housing Finance Agency has sued 18 financial institutions on behalf of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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City Of Detroit Bankruptcy Expert Witness

City Of Detroit Bankruptcy Expert Witness

Detroit Judge Steven Rhodes appointed Martha E.M. Kopacz, CMA, CIRA, as his bankruptcy expert witness in the largest municipal bankruptcy case in U.S. history. Rhodes has the authority to approve or reject the city’s restructuring plan following the trial. Kopacz is Senior Managing Director, Phoenix Management Services in Boston and has said she won’t comment until the case is concluded. The trial is scheduled to begin September 2, 2015 and may continue until mid-October.

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Antitrust Expert Witnesses

Antitrust Expert Witnesses

What areas of law may antitrust expert witnesses opine on? These experts may consult on antitrust practices, price-fixing, monopolies, and related matters. In the news, agents from China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce made a surprise visit to Microsoft’s offices in China. The investigators not only copied contracts and financial records but also downloaded data from MS computers.

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Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Ruling

Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Ruling

What areas of law may trademark experts consult on? These expert witnesses may opine on trademarks and trade dress, trademark infringement, trademark registration, trademark litigation, and more. In the news, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board canceled six federal trademark registrations owned by the NFL Redskins team. In Amanda Blackhorse, Marcus Briggs-Cloud, Philip Gover, Jillian Pappan, and Courtney Tsotigh v. Pro-Football, Inc., Cancellation No. 92046185, the TTAB wrote:

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Marketing Expert Witnesses; FTC Enforcement On Weight Loss Products

Marketing Expert Witnesses; FTC Enforcement On Weight Loss Products

Marketing expert witnesses may opine on market analysis, advertising, false advertising, branding, and related matters. The FTC has announced the law enforcement initiative “Operation Failed Resolution” directed at stopping national marketers using deceptive advertising claims to sell fad weight- loss products, from food additives and skin cream to dietary supplements.

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