VENTURE CAPITAL EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-033509
This expert is an investment professional with over 25 years of experience in the securities industry, including investment management responsibility, broker-dealer management, due diligence oversight for sophisticated products, financial analysis, and high net worth sales expertise. A graduate of Dartmouth College and the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, he has worked in the financial services and investment advisory business for over ...
Expert Witness: E-037236
Since graduating from Northwestern Law School, this expert has worked as a corporate attorney for over 12 years. He has extensive experience advising as to SEC-registered and exempt transactions, including initial public offerings, common and preferred equity offerings and debt offerings. Additionally, he has worked in large, prestigious law firms such as Sidley Austin and also worked at the U.S. Treasury Department on the Troubled Asset Relief Program. He currently is ...
Expert Witness: E-007221
This expert has been in the action sports industry for 30 years. A former National Sales Manager with Local Motion Inc., he has been operating his own action sports consulting firm for more than a decade. He consults on brand marketing, new product analysis, and market and trend research for specialty retailers, action sports brands, and sportswear manufacturers around the world. He also serves as an industry analyst for various financial and venture capital groups.
Expert Witness: E-007856
This expert is a world renowned business ethics teacher, scholar and consultant. He received his J.D. from New York University and his Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard University. Prior to entering academia, this expert was the General Counsel of BioTechnica International, one of the first publicly-held biotechnology companies, and of Interlaken Capital, a privately held venture firm. Currently, he is a Professor of Management at a Silicon Valley-located business ...
Expert Witness: E-007929
This station valuation and broadcast station economics expert has been working in the media and entertainment industry for over 40 years. He studied Radio and Television at Ithaca College prior to receiving his M.B.A. with a concentration in Finance from American University. He is a former Founding Partner of DES Associates, where he worked for nearly a decade providing appraisal and acquisition analysis to the broadcasting industry. During this time he concurrently ...

VENTURE CAPITAL EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Energy Company Allegedly Misallocates Capital Expenditures VENTURE CAPITAL Expert Case

Energy Company Allegedly Misallocates Capital Expenditures

…  to the limited partners through the allocation of capital expenditures for accounting purposes. This suit sought to compel the …  working for an energy company was sought to discuss how capital expenditures should be allocated in this …

Surviving Trustee Allegedly Violates Fiduciary Duty VENTURE CAPITAL Expert Case

Surviving Trustee Allegedly Violates Fiduciary Duty

This case involves a dispute over a survivors trust. A couple with no children held the trust, the main asset of which was a residential property. When the wife passed away, the husband established a survivors trust. One of the beneficiaries of the survivo …

Company Provides Investors With Allegedly Falsified Metrics VENTURE CAPITAL Expert Case

Company Provides Investors With Allegedly Falsified Metrics

…  web analytics case involves a venture capital company that made investments in a start-up company that provided a …  considering its decision to invest in the company, the venture capital firm relied on representations that the company had made …

SEC receiver seeks to recoup false profits from hedge fund investors VENTURE CAPITAL Expert Case

The Securities and Exchange Commission filed an enforcement action against the operator of a large-scale Ponzi scheme. The hedge fund operator pleaded guilty to a multi-count indictment for securities fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud and other charges. The SE …

NYSE Expert Witnesses Opine on Securities Fraud Case VENTURE CAPITAL Expert Case

NYSE Expert Witnesses Opine on Securities Fraud Case

This case involves a group of plaintiffs that allege the defendant (X-Corp) committed securities fraud by misleading investors about the profitability of the company’s core business (insurance) and reported false financial results by understating necessa …

Company Fails Due to Defective Product VENTURE CAPITAL Expert Case

Company Fails Due to Defective Product

This case takes place in Pennsylvania and involves the forensic valuation of a start-up company. The plaintiffs are the owners of a start-up company that had designed a range of fantasy themed entertainment products, which were intended for use by young …

Arbitration Required in Purchase Price Adjustment Dispute VENTURE CAPITAL Expert Case

Arbitration Required in Purchase Price Adjustment Dispute

This case involves a company that purchased an international medical products and services business from a corporation. The company paid $47 million to purchase the business. The price was set according to the terms of a “Purchase Agreement” between th …

Bank Owes Fiduciary Duty to Third-Party Investor VENTURE CAPITAL Expert Case

Bank Owes Fiduciary Duty to Third-Party Investor

…  of the partnership was to provide financial support to ventures involving the acquisition of companies. The exclusive lender to the acquisition venture deals was a local bank. The partnership and the local bank became …