Litigation Services Handbook: The Role of the Financial Expert, Edition 6

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The comprehensive "bible" for financial experts providing litigation support

The Litigation Services Handbook is the definitive guide for financial experts engaged in litigation services. Attorneys require financial experts now more than ever, and this book provides the guidance you need to provide a high level of service as witness and consultant. Enhance your litigation skills as you delve into the fine points of trial preparation, deposition, and testimony; project authority under examination, and hold up to tough questions under cross-examination. Fraud investigations are a major component of litigation support services, and this book delves deep into Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and other relevant topics to give you a foundational understanding of how these cases are prosecuted, and your role as the financial services expert. This updated sixth edition includes new coverage of technology's role in the financial expert's practice, and the focus on investigations provides practical insight from leading experts in the field. From the process itself to proving damages, this indispensable reference covers all aspects of litigation services.

Providing litigation support requires more than just your financial expertise; you also need a working knowledge of relevant case law, and a deep understanding of both the litigation process and the finer points of courtroom appearances. This book provides the insight and perspective you need to provide superior service to attorneys and their clients.

  • Understand your role in trial preparation and testimony presentation
  • Provide authoritative responses to direct and cross examination
  • Examine and analyze Sarbanes-Oxley rulings
  • Lend financial expertise to fraud investigations

The growing demand for financial expert litigation services has created a niche market for CPAs, creating a lucrative opportunity for qualified accountants who also possess the specialized knowledge the role requires. The Litigation Services Handbook is THE essential guide for anyone involved in financial litigation.

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About the author

Roman L. Weil (Chicago, IL), PhD, CPA, CMA is V. Duane Rath Professor of Accounting at the University of Chicago.?Weil is director of the Chicago/Stanford/Tuck Directors' Consortium, which he co-founded. Weil has also designed and implemented continuing education programs for partners at the accounting firms of Andersen and PricewaterhouseCoopers as well as for employees at Goldman Sachs, Montgomery Wards, Merck, and William Blair and for business executives in Great Britain, Singapore, and Hong Kong. He also has been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, Princeton Economics Department, and NYU Stern School.

Daniel G. Lentz (Washington, DC) is Partner and National Leader of Ernst & Young's Dispute Services team within E&Y Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services practice. He is co author of The Business Interruption Book: Coverage, Claims and Recovery. Lentz has worked with numerous companies in developing their business interruption claims related to the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York, as well as losses sustained in natural disasters. His experience, across all industries, encompasses business interruption and lost profits claims, product liability, merger and acquisition disputes, reinsurance disputes, fraud investigations, class action lawsuits.

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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Mar 30, 2017
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Pages
1440
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ISBN
9781119363163
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / General
Law / Civil Procedure
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