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Forensic Accounting Expert Witness | California

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This highly experienced forensic accountant is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner. He has over 20 years of experience with operations and oversight of financial reporting, accounting and audit functions (internal and external), primarily publicly-traded companies reporting in compliance with GAAP, GAAS and SEC regulations. He began his career as an auditor for Deloitte & Touche. Later, he worked at private companies as controller and chief financial officer, and a public company in SEC reporting. From 1997-2008, he was an in-house forensic accountant at three law firms in California. He has extensive experience with well-publicized alleged accounting frauds by public companies, including Enron, UnitedHealth, Dynegy, Dollar General, Honeywell, Oracle, Qwest and Gemstar-TV Guide. He also has led forensic investigations into numerous "audit failures." He has helped counsel recover and return to shareholders $2.4 billion in losses from alleged securities fraud, an average recovery of ~$55 million per case.

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Location: CA
BS, Business Administration, Accounting, San Diego State University
Certified, Public Accountant (CPA)
Certified, Fraud Examiner
Member, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Member, California Society of Certified Public Accountants
Member, Institute of Management Accountants
Former, Senior Auditor, Deloitte & Touche
Former, Faculty - CPA Exam Review, Becker CPA Review Course
Former, Corporate Controller, Grant General Contractors
Former, Chief Financial Officer, Bill Silva Management
Former, SEC Reporting Analyst, Alaris Medical Systems
Former, Forensic Accountant, Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins
Former, Forensic Accountant, Lerach Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins
Former, Forensic Accountant, Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach
Current, President, a Forensic Accounting Firm in Southern California

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