Expert Witness and Litigation Support

As litigation advisors, investigators and forensic accountants, we perform forensic analysis in a variety of matters, including fraud investigation, contract and post-acquisition dispute damages and lost profits calculations, bankruptcy proceedings, intellectual property infringement and financial misstatement. Our fraud examiners and investigators are adept at profiling the psychology and behavior of the criminal element. By using specialized and refined forensic tools and methods, we have revealed how fraud or financial deception has been committed and hidden. Our knowledge of civil and criminal code makes us ideally equipped as expert witnesses or consultants when disputes and process breakdowns escalate to litigation or prosecution. We help our clients navigate this difficult process and provide the analysis that forms the foundation for many judicial decisions.

Bribery, Corruption, Bid Rigging and Kickbacks
  • Investigation of conflicts of interest between local business owner and elected official. (Government)
  • Investigation of alleged kickbacks in connection with overseas construction projects. (Construction)
  • Investigation of alleged kickbacks and conflicts of interest at a chemical manufacturing company. Recommendations resulted in improvements of internal controls, and terminations of relationships with questionable and suspicious contractors and suppliers. (Manufacturing)
  • Forensic Due Diligence in connection with an acquisition by a Fortune 20 healthcare provider, in response to findings of illegal payments under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, resulting in a decrease of $300 million in the acquisition price. Used forensic data mining tools to detect further questionable payments and relationships at the target’s domestic operation, resulting in termination of contractor / vendor relationships. Managed a team of 7 professionals, and coordinated efforts with no less than 10 other professionals. (Hospitals & Healthcare)
  • Forensic accounting investigation, in coordination with the Office of the District Attorney and Grand Jury, relating to depletion of a fund balance of more than $20 million, for a municipality with annual budget of $85 million. Identified transactions indicating potential corruption activity, including bribery, kickbacks, and bid rigging, as well as money laundering and ghost employees. Referred case findings to United States Attorney’s Office, which attracted interest from five federal agencies, to continue investigation at the Federal level. (Government)
  • Forensic Accounting Analysis regarding misapplication of over-spent budgeted programs, in response to Congressional inquiry. Findings reports issued internally to the research agency, and to United States Congress. (Government)
  • Investigation of alleged vendor fraud, kickbacks and tax evasion. (Energy & Environmental)
  • Investigation of unethical business practices in connection with contractual arrangement with vendors. (Professional Services)
Capital Murder
  • Forensic data recovery and analysis of victim’s home computer, on behalf of defense counsel. Testimony considered and addressed prosecutorial misconduct, as well as the effect of failure to follow proper forensic and investigative procedure by law enforcement. (Government)
Check Fraud, Counterfeiting & Theft
  • Investigation of check tampering, check counterfeiting and internal computer theft. (Manufacturing)
  • Investigation and internal controls assessment of embezzlement by several different members of accounting staff, involving fictitious vendor and check tampering / theft schemes. (Manufacturing)
  • Investigation of the preparation of a counterfeit check ($375,000) against the account of a telecommunications service provider. Coordinated efforts between the victimized corporation, bank investigators, polygraph examiners, and FBI. (Telecommunications)
Embezzlement, Employee Theft & Abuse
  • Investigation of the Chief Financial Officer of multi-national computer accessories company for embezzlement of $25 million. Assisted U.S. Attorney, FBI and IRS in forensic analysis for criminal indictment, which included 15 counts of wire fraud, and 10 counts of money laundering. Also advised investment banking firm in calculation of civil damages and financial restatement. (Technology)
  • Investigation and forensic accounting analysis of fraudulent use of a multi-national Fortune 200 company retirement and pension program. (Transportation & Logistics)
  • Investigation of former Chief Financial Officer, for alleged embezzlement of more than $400,000. (Real Estate Development)
  • Investigation of the former Vice President of a privately-owned hospital, for using the hospital’s capital projects fund to construct his personal residence, at a cost of approximately $900,000, and a total estimated theft of $1.9 million. In addition to assisting legal counsel with civil aspects of the case, worked in conjunction with state and local law enforcement, to prepare the case for criminal prosecution, and arrest of co-conspirators. (Hospitals & Healthcare)
  • Investigation of embezzlement, forgery and risk of workplace violence. Coordinated with forensic handwriting examiner. (Not-for-Profit)
  • Investigation of former directors of the Brazilian subsidiary of a Fortune 25 American bank, for embezzlement of $32 million. The embezzlement and related asset overstatement resulted in a falsely inflated purchase price paid by the American bank in acquiring the Brazilian subsidiary bank. The acquisition overpayment was approximately $15 million, in addition to the initial embezzlement. Performed financial analysis and prepared expert witness affidavit for counsel. Affidavit was later used in prosecution of the case by law enforcement authorities in Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, and Bahamas. Managed a team of 15 professionals, and coordinated efforts of no less than 20 other professionals. (Banking & Financial Services)
  • Investigation of allegations of mortgage fraud and employee theft. (Banking & Financial Services)
Financial & Economic Damages
  • Prepared forensic financial analysis and qualified as testifying expert (testimony not required) on behalf of the United States of America (Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office) in connection with bankruptcy fraud case and related investigation of asset concealment. (Hospitality & Entertainment)
  • Forensic accounting analysis and damages calculation in response to falsified advertising revenue by an outsourced advertising sales firm with their client, a national sports magazine publisher. (Hospitality & Entertainment)
  • Arbitration Analysis in support of a food service and nutrition provider, regarding profit sharing and bonus calculation for an outsourced payroll and human resources contractor. (Hospitality & Entertainment)
  • Calculation of damages and lost profits in connection with defective paint hardening materials. (Automotive)
  • Intellectual Property Dispute involving trade dress infringement and disgorgement of profits, which resulted in a favorable outcome for the client, a world-renowned handgun manufacturer. (Manufacturing)
  • Analysis of Fortune 25 heavy equipment and construction business and economic factors in defense of claim of alleged financial damages. (Manufacturing)
  • Purchase Price Dispute for the computer leasing division of a Fortune 10 Corporation. In a joint effort between Atlanta and New York Offices, served as key Atlanta contact for client and the client’s defense attorneys. (Technology)
  • Investigation and calculation of damages in dispute regarding former officer of a real estate development company. (Real Estate Development)
  • Forensic financial analysis and projection for a home health facility, in response to default on payment to our client, a commercial mortgage lender. Provided report to state health authorities. (Hospitals & Healthcare)
  • Dispute analysis in arbitration, regarding dissolution of medical practice. Calculation of assets, net book value, and revenue sharing. (Hospitals & Healthcare)
  • Investigation and forensic accounting on behalf of the plaintiff, involving of misapplied mortgage payments by mortgage lender. (Banking & Finance)
  • Bankruptcy Settlement Administration for the credit card services division of a Fortune 10 Corporation. Managed the Atlanta team, and served as key client contact for the Atlanta-based client, while coordinating with project leadership in Chicago and New York. (Banking & Finance)
  • Investigation and forensic analysis on behalf of the plaintiff / borrower, involving of misapplied mortgage payments by mortgage lender. (Banking & Finance)
  • Waste Hauling and Disposal (Fortune 100): Financial Statement Audit for a waste hauling and disposal company, with $13 Billion in annual revenue, in response to a large earnings restatement. In a supervisory role, was responsible for six of the 350 locations audited. Uncovered over $350,000 in overstated accounts receivable, which required direct write-off as bad debt expense. (Energy & Environmental)
  • Forensic accounting and asset tracing in connection with divorce dispute. (Family Law & Marital Dissolution)
  • Forensic accounting analysis of marital estate, in connection with alleged wrongful death. (Family Law & Marital Dissolution)
Financial Transaction Card Fraud
  • Investigation of embezzlement by former accounting clerk. Provided analysis to local law enforcement for criminal prosecution by District Attorney. (Construction)
  • Investigation of embezzlement of funds using business credit cards and fraudulent use of accounts payable system for a flooring distributor. Provided report to District Attorney for criminal prosecution. (Construction)
  • Investigation and forensic accounting analysis of embezzlement of funds by company accountant. Provided analysis to local law enforcement for criminal prosecution by District Attorney. (Automotive)
Fraudulent Expense Reporting
  • Investigation of former Chief Executive Officer of a publicly traded gaming corporation, for misappropriation and misuse of company assets, in anticipation of shareholder litigation. Chief Executive Officer resigned soon thereafter. (Hospitality & Entertainment)
  • Fraudulent reporting of travel and entertainment expenses and personal use of company funds. (Manufacturing)
Inflated/Overbilled Revenue
  • Forensic accounting analysis relating to amounts over-billed by employees of an interiors design firm. Four employees responsible for perpetrating the improper billings, including the Chief Financial Officer, were terminated. Conducted additional forensic analysis to ensure that no further over-billings occurred. (Professional Services)
  • Investigation in response to whistleblower complaint in connection with inflated revenue. (Professional Services)
Investment/Securities Fraud
  • Investigation of diversion of funds by investment broker in an alleged Ponzi scheme. Referred case to Georgia Bureau of Investigation and IRS Criminal Investigative Division. (Banking & Financial Services)
  • Calculation of lost profits due to breach and non-performance of contract. Investigation included consideration of securities fraud, earnings management and misuse of shareholder investment and contributed capital. (Energy & Environmental)
Money Laundering
  • Process inefficiencies in monthly financial closing, inventory management, and sales and production forecasting processes for a global manufacturer of tractors and farm machinery. (Manufacturing)
  • Inventory shipments from suppliers that were 50% less than their reported amounts. (Manufacturing)
  • Investigation and controls risk assessment of fraudulent credits to debit cards. (Transportation & Logistics)
  • Internal controls risk assessment for colleges within the University System of Georgia. (Government)
Stakeholder Disputes
  • Dispute analysis on behalf of the plaintiff, involving misappropriation and mis-classification of distribution payments to shareholders. (Hospitality & Entertainment)
  • Investigation of diversion of funds by shareholders and potential human trafficking. (Hospitality & Entertainment)
  • Investigation of former Chief Executive Officer of a publicly traded gaming corporation, for misappropriation and misuse of company assets, in anticipation of shareholder litigation. Chief Executive Officer resigned soon thereafter. (Hospitality & Entertainment)
  • Investigation and forensic accounting analysis of $14 million condominium development, involving diverted payments by general contractor and non-payment to sub-contractors. (Construction)
  • Largest Contract Dispute in History against the United States Government ($5 Billion), involving development of a stealth attack aircraft. Responsible for Radar component of the claim ($101 Million, including $60 Million in subcontractor settlements). (Aerospace)
  • Investigation and forensic accounting analysis of diversion of revenue by shareholder. (Technology)