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Steven G. Roberts
CPA/CFF, CFE, CCI, CGMA, FCPA
704 228th Ave NE #725
Sammamish WA 98074
USA
phone: 425-868-3330 ext.151
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Veritas Forensic Accounting & Economics provides relevant and reliable Economic Loss, Forensic Accounting, and Business Valuation findings. Their clients include attorneys, executives, business owners, directors, adjusters, and judges in need of litigation, insurance loss measurement, arbitration, mediation, and appraisal services. Veritas Team composition includes: PhD in Economics, CPA, CFE, CFF, CGMA, CCI, MBA, Court Appointed Special Master Relative to Damage Measurement and Forensic Accounting Issues, Accounting and Economics Professors, Former Big 4 Partners and Managers, Fortune 100 Accounting System Architect. Veritas engagements are managed by professionals with federal and state court testifying experience and more than 25 years' tenure in their respective disciplines.

Steven Roberts Forensic Accounting Expert PhotoPrincipal, Steven G. Roberts, CPA, CFF, CFE, CCI, CGMA, FCPA, has focused exclusively on Forensic Accounting since 1987. His expertise includes investigative accounting consultation, expert testimony, insurance loss quantification, operational reviews, due diligence, economic research, damages and business valuation, and other claims and litigation support activities.

Mr. Roberts' background centers on review of businesses and business operations to determine the financial impact of specific events, breaches, and courses of action. He and his team at Veritas serve many diverse industries including high technology, oil, lumber, manufacturers, airlines, grocery, shipping, mining, and many more. Veritas assignments have arisen out of such events as the Exxon Valdez and BP Oil Spills, the 9/11 attack, the Bellingham Pipeline Explosion, the 2008 banking crisis, and a wide variety of other matters.

Certifications:
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Forensic Certified Public Accountant
  • AICPA Certified in Financial Forensics
  • Certified Criminal Investigator
  • Court Appointed Special Master
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Dr. Jules Kamin
President
6380 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1102
Los Angeles CA 90048
USA
phone: 323-653-9555
fax: 323-653-5391
Dr. Jules Kamin received his Ph.D. in business economics, finance and management science from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, rated #1. He is an expert on Economic Damages and Economic / Financial Aspects of Liability. He brings to the practice of forensic economics a unique combination of educational background, practical business and teaching experience, and a proven record of expert retention and testimony in over five hundred cases since 1987.

Services Include:
  • Lost Profits
  • Lost Business Goodwill
  • Diminution of Business Value
  • Business Valuation
  • Lost Earnings and Benefits
  • Course of Conduct
  • Business Torts
  • Fraud
  • Interference with Prospective Economic Advantage
  • Breach of Contract
  • Unfair Competition
  • Condemnation
  • Infringement of Intellectual Property
  • Antitrust
  • Securities
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Termination
  • 9/5/2010 · Damages
    Commercial damages occur in breach-of-contract and business-tort cases that result in claims of lost profits or diminished business goodwill or business value. Intellectual-property-infringement cases and antitrust cases also can involve such loss claims. The measurement of damages in these types of cases follows a basic methodology, with some variations in intellectual-property matters. Measurement of damages in securities-fraud cases uses a different approach.

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    Thomas Neches
    Managing Partner
    633 West 5th Street, Suite 2800
    Los Angeles CA 90071-2039
    USA
    phone: 213-624-8150
    fax: 213-223-2304
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    Thomas M. Neches is an Certified Public Accountant, Accredited in Business Valuation, a Certified Valuation Analyst, is Certified in Financial Forensics and is a Certified Fraud Examiner. Mr. Neches, Managing Partner of Thomas Neches & Company, LLP, has thirty-two years of experience in providing expert testimony on Accounting, Business Valuation and Financial Issues. Mr. Neches has testified on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts in Arizona, California, Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, Nevada, New York and Oregon. He specializes in applying computer database and statistical techniques to assemble and analyze voluminous and complex data. Mr. Neches holds a BA in mathematics from UC San Diego and an MS in operations research from UCLA.
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    Robert Radley
    Forensic Document Examiner
    Macartneys, Kings Road
    Silchester Reading RG7 2NS
    GBR
    phone: 44 -0-118 97023
    fax: 44 -0-118 9702395
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    Robert Radley's practice is the longest established private independent laboratory in Great Britain dealing solely with the Forensic Examination of Handwriting and Documents. Mr. Radley is a trained forensic scientist specialising exclusively in this field. He has written numerous papers and publications in forensic science journals on forensic document examination relating to a variety of aspects of this work and has presented these to scientific meetings both in this country and abroad. He has been on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Forensic Document Examiners.

    Since 1971, Mr. Radley has been consulted in over 9,000 cases involving questioned documents with instructions received from all over the world. These generally relate to signature authentication and/or handwriting identification together with other areas of document examination which are dealt with on a routine basis, including non-destructive instrumental analysis of inks, paper, alterations, erasures, typewriting, printing, indented and electrostatic writing impressions in documents (ESDA), photocopy examinations, dating queries and determination of sequences of writings. He has trained as a Single Joint Expert and regularly deals with such cases. His laboratory is extensively equipped with the necessary instrumentation for the forensic examination of documents.

    Mr. Radley has given evidence on several hundred occasions as an expert witness in the courts throughout the UK and also courts in Australia, New Zealand, Brunei, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malta, The Hague, The Republic of Ireland, Jersey, Cyprus, Germany, Switzerland, Kenya and Gibraltar.

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    Rod Tasker
    Payment Services / Transactional Banking Consultant
    50 Ridge Road
    Fairhaven Victoria 3231
    Australia
    phone: +61424080507
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    Rod Tasker Payments Transaction Banking Expert PhotoRod Tasker specializes in Payment Services, Transaction Banking, and e-Commerce. He has over 20 years of experience working for major banks in strategic and business planning and cradle to grave product management, including business cases, feasibility, piloting, commercialization, and retirement.

    Mr. Tasker consults in strategic management and innovative solution delivery in the banking and finance industry. His achievements in Australia and internationally include:
    • Leading a team of 25 people in developing an internet payment service
    • Developing an enterprise Sales and Service architecture for a major bank
    • Developing an international payments business architecture & operations strategy for a major bank
    • Obtaining consensus amongst a consortium of 15 global banks for the strategic vision and plan for implementing B2B international ePayments
    • Developing a variety of e-Banking and e-Payment products and services
    • Building a payments business from start-up as CEO
    Areas of Expertise:
    • Payments
    • e-Commerce
    • Transaction Banking
    • Identity Services
  • Product Development / Product Management
  • Piloting
  • Commercializing
  • Business and Strategy Formulation
  • Consulting Services - Mr. Tasker is engaged by companies that offer payment services as products or services, or for whom payments are "strategic" or "core," for example, insurance companies, exchanges, retailers, and investors wanting to evaluate payment business acquisitions, mergers, or funding opportunities. His services include:
    • Strategy Formulation
    • Business Planning
    • Profitability Improvement
    • Change Management
  • Program and Portfolio Management
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Risk Analysis
  • Ventures / Mergers & Acquisitions
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    Sylvia Kessler
    21909 Quail Ridge Circle
    Elkhorn NE 68022
    USA
    phone: 402-331-3447
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    Sylvia Kessler has over 25 years of experience as an effective and skilled Certified Forensic Document Examiner as well as a Handwriting Expert. She has conducted hundreds of examinations and generated numerous reports concerning questioned handwriting and signatures.

    Ms. Kessler's clients include fraud and legal departments, attorneys, investigators, government agencies, teachers, insurance companies, universities, banks, business owners, as well as individuals and families concerning many issues regarding handwriting. She serves a Consultant on a variety of forensic document and handwriting instruments, including:
    • Wills
    • Checks
    • Voter registrations
    • Insurance Forms
    • Financial Documents
    • Mortgage Documents
  • Banking Forms / Disputes
  • Retail Contracts
  • Cut and Paste Documents
  • Deeds of Trust
  • Threatening Letters
  • Anonymous Letters
  • Background Experience - Ms. Kessler completed her training with Dr. Marie Cassil in 1976 and has been active as a Handwriting Expert and Forensic Document Examiner since 1980. Since that time, she has studied and become Certified by the Scientific Association of Forensic Experts, SAFE, as a Forensic Document Examiner. Ms. Kessler has also been Certified as a Neuro Linguistic Practitioner since 1986.

    Lectures /Teaching / Training: Sylvia Kessler has designed and taught hundreds of students Forgery Detection and Handwriting Analysis, through Metro Community College, Southeast Community College, and Clemson University. She has worked directly with Physicians Mutual and Woodmen of the World Legal Department to train hundreds of underwriters basic forgery indicators as well as teams from various business organizations, businesses, and groups. Ms. Kessler has also presented “Forgery Red Flags” instruction manual to numerous groups including the Nebraska Bar Association and Eastern NE Anti Fraud Association.

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    In the field of Forensic Document Examination, one of the most important responsibilities is to locate and examine all of the known and questioned originals involved in the case. This article is a brief explanation with photographs that will demonstrate the value of evidence that can only be found in originals.

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    Sidney P. Blum, CPA, CFE, CPEA, CFF
    2017 CA - CPA of the Year
    Offices in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area
    Los Angeles CA USA
    phone: 818-631-3192
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    Sidney P. Blum, CPA, CFE, CPEA, CFF has over 30 years of professional experience in the areas of Forensic Accounting, Intellectual Property Economic Damages, Royalty Audits, and General Economic Damages. 2017 California CPA of the Year & 2012 Certified Fraud Examiner of the Year Mr. Blum is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Professional Environmental Auditor, and Certified in Financial Forensics by the AICPA. As a world leading Royalty Auditor and Risk Advisor, he has deep knowledge of Georgia-Pacific factors and other major influencers on reasonable royalty rates for patent litigation. He led the national royalty audit practices for Big 4 firms Ernst & Young and KPMG where he also wrote the global methodologies for both firms. He is one of five members of the Board of Regents with the 80,000 member Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Mr. Blum's clients have included Adobe, Amgen, Beats Electronics, DGA, Disney, Dolby, DreamWorks, DTS, DKNY, Ed Hardy, General Electric, General Motors, IGT, IMG, Marvel, Mattel, McDonalds, Microsoft, MLB, and the NFL to name a few. Commonly audited industries include consumer products, electronics, software, apparel, media and entertainment, aerospace, automotive for trademarks, patents and copyrights. Consulting Services:

    • Desk Audits and Field Audits
    • Forensic Accounting and Investigative Audits
    • Royalty Reporting / System Audits
    • Evaluation of License Agreements
    • Royalty Compliance and Monitoring Programs
    • Royalty Compliance / Monitoring Program Reviews

    Mr. Blum’s two books published by Oxford University Press and LexisNexis on financial terms in contracts are leading sources of valuable information for attorneys and contract negotiators. He has also made numerous presentations to law firms, professional groups, universities, and others regarding contract compliance and auditing. View Sidney Blum's Expert Witness Profile.

    9/13/2016 · Accounting
    Royalty auditing is a niche service that has exploded in popularity over the last 20 years. The primary purpose of a royalty audit is to test whether a licensee has complied with a license agreement or statutory requirement. The royalty auditor is hired by an intellectual property owner (aka, licensor) or minerals owner to inspect the books and records of a licensee primarily to determine if usage-based monetary amounts have been paid as contractually required. In addition to monetary damage calculations, most royalty audits examine for breach of contract in a wide variety of areas, such as intellectual property protection, record keeping, distribution channels, and permitted usage.

    Sidney P. Blum
    This book navigates readers through the nuances of drafting the best possible financial terms for license and other self-reporting agreements and shows how proper monitoring and auditing should occur once a deal is in place. The 2014 Edition includes updated information on how to properly write the financial aspects of royalty contracts to protect the licensor, licensee, and other concerned parties. Additional sample terms and "real-world" agreements have also been included.
    Sidney P. Blum
    This book navigates the nuances of drafting financial terms for license and other self-reporting agreements and shows how proper monitoring and auditing should occur once a deal is in place. This book will modernize and remold how agreements are written and will greatly enhance the bottom line of licensors and other contractors. Lawyers involved in drafting license and other self-reporting contracts typically understand boilerplate provisions but not the financial nuances that are subject to high degrees of interpretation that eventually costs their clients significant money and business relationships.
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    Steven J. Shuster, CPA/ABV/CFF/CGMA, CVA, FCPA
    10200 E. Girard Ave., Ste. B-321
    Denver CO 80231-5553
    USA
    phone: 303-696-0808 Office, 303-520-5357 Cell
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    Shuster & Company, PC is a full-service Forensic & Business Valuation Accounting Firm serving clients throughout the United States and occasionally throughout the world. They are dedicated to providing our clients with professional, personalized services and guidance in a wide range of financial, business, and forensic needs. Their professional services include:
    Forensic Accounting - Business Valuation - Divorce Matters- Accounting & Tax Issues

    Principal, Steven J. Shuster, CPA/ABV/CFF/CGMA, CVA, FCPA and his team provide litigation support services for a number of forensic accounting issues. They are experienced in identifying, collecting, analyzing, and interpreting financial and accounting data and information; applying the relevant data and information to a legal dispute or issue, and rendering an opinion as to their analysis. They have been accepted as experts by the Courts on numerous occasions and have served as consultants for plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of civil and criminal legal matters.

    With a track record of helping counsel unravel challenging financial and economic issues in disputes, they provide valuable insight and clarity, helping their clients during every stage of a contested matter, from early case assessment and discovery to case strategy, damages analysis and settlement services.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Damage Analysis - Assist attorneys and clients in calculating damages in litigation cases or rebutting claims by opposing counsel.
    • Family Law and Divorce Support - Business Valuations, spousal and child support matters, asset tracing, income characterization and calculation and division of assets.
    • Fraud Investigation Consulting - Investigate alleged misconduct, and measure the financial implications of disputes.
    • Lease Review Services - Analysis of commercial real estate leases and conducting lease reviews of rent, operating expenses, common area maintenance (CAM) expenses and real estate taxes to identify potential financial savings on behalf of tenant.
    • Assisting Claims Adjusters - Business interruption, inventory loss, extra expense, lost earnings / profits, subrogation, product liability, general liability.
    • Malpractice - Compare activities performed by the professionals to applicable professional standards and practices.
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    Shamrock Consulting
    Marie G. Kerr
    Davidsonville MD 21035
    USA
    phone: 410-353-4414
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    The Shamrock Consulting Group, including our anti-money laundering (AML) division, ShamrockAML, specializes in the "how" of detecting Financial Fraud or Malfeasance of any kind. With a deep understanding of technology and how organizations work, their consultants create imaginative and cost-effective processes, systems and detection scenarios. When new technology is required, they help clients through the entire acquisition cycle—from position papers to RFPs, selection, and implementation.

    Shamrock's practice includes both high-level advisory and hands-on work in the public and private sectors including:
    • Fraud Risk Analysis and Mitigation
    • Software Acquisition and Vendor Management
    • Data and Software Validation
  • Fraud Detection Scenario Development
  • Gap and Data Analysis
  • Expert Witness Reports / Testimony
  • Marie Kerr Financial Fraud  Expert PhotoMarie G. Kerr, President and Founder, specializes in Financial Fraud. She is a Certified Financial Crime Specialist, Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), and Project Management Professional (PMP).

    Ms. Kerr is a financial industry veteran with a deep understanding of how financial institutions work. She has served as a Homeland Security Program Advisor and Fraud Detection Subject Matter Expert (SME) and an IT and AML Advisor for a three-bank merger. Her experience includes uncovering the flow of financial transactions through banking application software and banking payment systems, detection of fraud and money laundering, understanding the architecture and data design of software systems and how they can be used to commit financial crimes, and the implementation of COTS products.

    Ms. Kerr has delivered speeches and seminars on financial crimes and money laundering at the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists' International Financial Crime Conference, Financial Markets World Conference, and Money Laundering Alert’s International Money Laundering Conference.

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    11/21/2017 · Finance
    Well-publicized bank transgressions are frequently labeled "compliance failures." However, to those of us who work in the industry, this sometimes feels like an insult. Anyone, like me, who has worked in banking, anti-money laundering (AML), software creation, audit readiness, compliance and process engineering, knows how easy it is to blame "the system." That excuse is often coupled with process lapses, and the official explanation of failure becomes "we need new software and better training of our (low-level) back-office staff." This may be true. It is quite difficult to grasp the totality of compliance mandates and then implement effective software and process solutions, especially in huge financial institutions. Geographic spread and fuzzy organizational lines can also cause compliance problems.

    11/8/2017 · Banking
    The collision of ineptitude and avarice is a frequent occurrence; sometimes it's on purpose. And always, in the case of financial malfeasance and extreme noncompliance, it involves IT systems. People drive the fraud. Processes can either support or hide the crime depending on the quality of back-office controls, but the proof lies in understanding the data, the software, and how they can be manipulated. Application software, tables within the applications and discrete data elements comprise the fundamentals-the ABCs of understanding how financial crimes are committed and detected. The following two stories are based on true events and are emblematic of how financial crimes and lack of compliance are enabled. One was committed by a single person, the other by a cadre within the bank. And they both matched the MO of the recent HSBC anti-money laundering (AML) debacle: a revolving door in Compliance and Audit of under-qualified people and an active intent to obfuscate by continually changing systems.

    8/23/2016 · Banking
    The recent guidance (warning, really) from the FDIC1 on the need for financial institutions to perform due diligence when selecting anti-money laundering (AML) software puts the proof of compliance burden squarely on the financial institution. It also points to the need for an enterprise solutions architecture, one that builds on existing structures-how things really are-rather than on pushing through a vendor package. While there is no doubt that commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products play an integral part in AML compliance, there is also no doubt that AML software depends on the quality and uniformity of data supplied by the financial institution. The systems, data, processes and organizational structure of the enterprise form the infrastructure of compliance, and these must be understood and documented to ensure that the COTS "solutions" are just that. If, for example, a bank wanted to institute an automated customer risk scoring system, there would be many questions that needed answers before software could be selected and installed...

    7/15/2016 · Banking
    A lonely woman falls for a silver-haired gentleman-the face of a criminal enterprise in Africa-in one of the most common romance scams known to law enforcement. She loses her house and her savings. She is devastated both financially and emotionally, taken in by shysters who understand the vulnerabilities of the lonely. And in this true case, the lonely woman is also a victim of the American banking system.

    6/7/2016 · Banking
    In one critical anti-money laundering (AML) review of a mid-tier bank, examiners admitted to having a hard time understanding how the transaction monitoring system worked.

    4/29/2016 · Banking
    A financial institution can have a comprehensive anti-money laundering program, a staff of experts, and a million-dollar (or more) specialized computer system in place and yet still miss potential problem customers because they failed to collect or use important data. In the end, it all comes down to data-discrete pieces of information that need to be collected, analyzed and presented in meaningful ways-to make a successful anti-money laundering program. No matter what automated or procedural anti-money laundering programs you have in place, the success of the program depends on meaningful data.One of the first steps in creating an effective program, then, is to develop a data plan to understand what data must be captured, how to capture it, how to analyze it, how to report it and how to use it.

    4/7/2016 · Banking
    What started out as an apparently straight-forward Transaction Monitoring System Validation project took an interesting and cautionary turn at an international bank recently. The Project Team assembled for the task-as well as executive management at the Bank-expected that the Validation would discover some less-than-perfect data mapping from their core banking system to their Transaction Monitoring System. A completely new Compliance staff had reviewed the Bank's unfamiliar (to them) Transaction Monitoring System, and could see that something wasn't quite right. Wires were not appearing properly on reports, General Ledger account numbers were showing up instead of Customer Account Numbers, and there were unnecessary transaction codes, like Wire fees, clogging the system. It seemed like a simple, methodical task of documenting the current mapping and making appropriate changes.

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    Todd Stefan
    Executive Vice President
    8391 Beverly Blvd. #167
    Los Angeles CA 90048
    USA
    phone: 800-748-5440
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    Setec Investigations offers unparalleled expertise in computer forensics and electronic discovery, providing highly personalized, case-specific forensic analysis and litigation support services to assist in the investigation, handling, and prosecution of computer-related crimes or misuse.

    Setec Investigations combines today's most advanced computer forensics and litigation support expertise with a business- and legal-friendly approach, resulting in a sound analytical foundation that carefully balances critical investigative requirements with vital legal and evidentiary needs.

    Setec Investigations incorporates a cross-disciplinary team comprised of computer forensic investigators, attorneys, law enforcement specialists, and seasoned business professionals who have established a proven track record of success since 1997.

    Services Overview

    Setec Investigations possesses the necessary combination of technical expertise, understanding of the legal system, and specialized tools and processes enabling the discovery, collection, investigation, and production of electronic information for investigating and handling computer-related crimes or misuse.

    Explore our range of service offerings:

    Computer Forensic Investigations

    Computer forensics and enterprise investigation services identify, gather, analyze, and preserve electronic evidence to establish a sustainable posture for internal or legal action.

    Electronic Discovery

    Manage large volumes of electronic data and quickly identify and isolate electronic evidence that is critical to the success of a litigation.

    Litigation Support

    Legal consultants and attorneys translate litigation issues into strong case strategies that effectively utilize electronic evidence.

    Expert Witness

    Supports the resolution of security incidents and active litigations by offering impartial and independent expert testimony, opinions, and customized reports in legal proceedings.

    11/16/2005 · Computer Forensics
    Identifying pertinent evidence on computer systems is essential to the discovery process in today's world, as it is believed that over 70% of information stored in computer systems is never reproduced in hard copy form

    11/12/2004 · Computer Forensics
    It is estimated that over 90% of all documents are now created electronically, although most of them are never printed; therefore, legal professionals are being challenged by a drastic increase in electronic evidence

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    EJ Janik, CPA, CFF, CFE
    Principal
    Three Galleria Tower
    13155 Noel Road, Suite 100
    Dallas TX 75240-5090
    USA
    phone: 972.934.0022
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    EJ Janik Accounting Expert PhotoPrincipal, EJ Janik, CPA, CFF, CFE is a Certified Public Accountant with 37 years of professional experience. He has been engaged as an accounting consultant on issues involving, among other things, public and private company audits, due diligence, fact finding, asset tracing, lost profits analysis, damage analysis, fraud analysis, insurance claims and business valuations. Mr. Janik holds a Master of Science in Accounting from Louisiana State University and a Bachelor of Commerce from Rice University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.

    Mr. Janik has provided expert testimony in over 80 matters including testimony in 48 trials or hearings in 8 states. His experience also includes over 23,000 hours of Engineering and Construction auditing and consulting work on construction claims matters involving:
    • Acceleration
    • Change Orders
    • Costs
    • Defective Plans
    • Differing Site and Concealed Conditions
    • Direct Costs
    • Disruption
    • Evaluating Claims
  • Indirect Costs
  • Overhead
  • Payroll Fringe Burdens
  • Profit
  • Pre-Qualification Filings
  • Superfund / Hazardous Waste Sites
  • Terminations
  • Other Construction Issues
  • Mr. Janik provides accounting, financial, economic, fraud, and business dispute consulting. He has provided over 150 financial audits and consulted in over 685 business disputes. Janik's clients include Bank of America, Coca-Cola Company, FDIC, General Motors Corporation, IBM, Travelers Insurance, and many more. Specific areas of expertise include:
    • Business Consulting
    • Dispute Consulting
    • Forensic Accounting
    • Damage Analysis / Critiques
    • Construction Claims
  • Opinions / Reports
  • Fact Finding / Graphic Analytics
  • Accounting / Financial / Economic Modeling
  • Contract Accounting
  • Projections and Trend Analysis
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    *Ryan Fraud and Forensic Recovery, LLC is not a CPA firm.
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    Ronald N. Morris
    Certified Document Examiner
    PO Box 905
    Bedford VA 24523
    USA
    phone: 540-586-6681
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    Ronald N. Morris & Associates, Inc. (RNM&AI) is a Forensic Document consulting firm dedicated to the highest possible standard for service and professionalism. With a well-equipped laboratory of state-of-the-art equipment, RNM&I provides expertise needed in several areas of Forensic Document and Handwriting Examination including:
    • Handwriting Identification
    • Document Examination
    • Document Alterations
    • Indentations, ESDA Analysis
    • Ink and Paper Differentiation (No Destructive Testing)
    President and Founder, Ronald N. Morris, CDE is a Certified Document Examiner with over 40 years of experience working with such entities as the United States Treasury Department, Office of the Examiner of Questioned Documents; the Washington, DC Police Department, Questioned Document Laboratory; and the United States Secret Service, Forensic Services Division, Questioned Document Branch. A Fellow in the Questioned Document Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, he is a nationally and internationally known expert in his field.

    Author - Mr. Morris has been the author or co-author of numerous technical papers on different questioned document topics, including, but not limited to, handwriting and hand printing identification, opinion terminology, document interlineations and alterations, fabrication techniques, nondestructive ink differentiation, paper fasteners, the examination of plastic card documents, and other documentary evidence examination areas.

    Speaker and Lecturer - Ronald Morris served as an instructor at the United States Treasury Department Agents Basic Training School in Washington, DC, and the United States Secret Service, Office of Training, questioned document course for special agents and investigators held in Washington, DC, and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Brunswick, GA.

    Most recently, Mr. Morris conducted training programs to a group at St. Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and served as guest lecturer at questioned document technical seminars at Georgetown University, Washington, DC.

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    Mike Wakshull
    MS, CQE, PMP, CISA
    P.O. Box 892965
    Temecula CA 92589
    USA
    phone: 951-252-4929
    fax: 951-302-1785
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    Q9 Consulting partners with its clients to develop and implement effective risk management procedures to successfully commercialize and sustain safe and effective products.

    Q9 Consulting, Inc. was founded in 2007 by Mike Wakshull. The name originates from ICH Q9, Quality Risk Management for the pharmaceutical industry. Mike managed Corporate Quality Risk Management for Amgen, the world's largest biotechnology company. Mike's experience with medical device product risk management has focused on implementation of ISO 14971.

    Mike was a technical editor and primary contributor to the 2nd edition of the risk management chapter 11 of the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK Guide). This is an ANSI and ISO standard for project management. He has contributed to the risk management chapter of the 4th edition of the PMBoK Guide.

    Services offered include:
    • Expert witness testimony
    • Project Management Consulting
    • Risk Management Consulting
    • Project Management Training
    • Risk Management Training
    • Forensic Document Examination
    In 1999 Mike wrote the first 4-day Project Risk Management course for Learning Tree International. In 2002 he presented 2 4-day risk management classes for PMI Seminars World. Mike teaches project risk management for the University of California at Irvine's Extension University. He wrote and presented globally the internal Product Quality Risk Management training classes at Abbott Vascular.

    Q9 Consulting, Inc. serves Southern California counties of Riverside, San Diego, Orange, San Bernardino, and surrounding regions. Work is accepted from all other locations.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Managing large information systems projects
    • Project risk management
    • Pharmaceutical product uality risk management
    • ICH Q9
    • Medical Device product quality risk management
    • ISO 14971
    • Training classes
    • Public speaking
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    Generally, document examiners state that a source signatures is needed to show that the signature on a document is cut from another document then pasted onto the document in question. In this case study, a technique is presented to demonstrate how a cut-and-paste was discovered without the source signature.

    When she was a girl, the young woman had emigrated with her family to the United States from her home country in Africa. She grew up in the northeastern USA and was now attending college. As part of her application for United States citizenship she must present her birth certificate. Her father sent the birth certificate to her. The birth certificate had apparent alterations. Government officials refused to accept the birth as valid because her appearance did not match the age on the birth certificate. She was born in 1994 yet birth certificate appears to state her year of birth as 1984.

    2/27/2017 · Forensic Analysis
    The divorce had been finalized 15 years earlier. The husband had moved on with his life. He was happily remarried and enjoying his retirement years. The ex-wife could not let go. She sued in the Superior Court of Los Angeles claiming the husband would not relinquish rights to real property and other interests that had been part of the divorce settlement.

    The decedent signed a life insurance beneficiary form a few weeks after having brain surgery. The plaintiff claimed the signature was not executed by the decedent. The defense claimed that the decedent had signed the document and the differences are attributed to the effects of brain surgery.

    As with any other profession, document examiners have a range of expertise and experience. As important as it is for your client to make a clear assessment of your abilities, it is up to you to determine in advance, with a high degree of accuracy, whether the document examiner you plan to hire will perform the most accurate assessments and be ready to back up those assessments with a scientifically repeatable methodology in court.

    None of us wants to feel that our opinions are tainted by bias. The ability to recognize when bias is an influence in an expert's opinion and the skill of an expert to overcome his or her biases is integral to an expert's credibility.

    Michael Wakshull
    The Most Dangerous Animal of All was co-written by the estranged son of California’s infamous Zodiac killer to reveal his father’s true identity. When the book hit the streets the skeptics were in full force. Just like those who mocked the boy who cried wolf, no one could blame them. Too many people had already claimed to either be the killer or to know who he really was.
    Michael Wakshull
    Forensic document examination, performed correctly, is a reliable discipline that can demonstrate the innocence of your client or the guilt of your opponent. Used strategically, it can help you settle out of court. When court is necessary, your document examiner can present a case so clearly that the outcome is beyond doubt. To achieve this, your document examiner must be proficient in the latest techniques and adept at reporting results.
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    " Q9 Consulting, Inc. announces the release of a new book, The End of the Zodiac Mystery, How Forensic Science Helped Solve One of the Most the Most Infamous Serial Killer Cases of the Century by Michael Wakshull."
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    Peter W. Leibundgut, Esq.
    CEO
    333 Stoney Brook Ln
    Marlton NJ 08053
    USA
    phone: 8569128470
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    Peter W. Leibundgut, Esq. has 30 years of transactional, public, and private commercial and real estate finance, legal, and bank consulting experience.

    Mr. Leibundgut has provided expert testimony, reports and litigation support in cases involving over 4 billion dollars involving legal malpractice, contractual, fraud, commercial lending, and equity disputes.

    Consulting Services - Mr. Leibundgut is a consultant to companies, EB-5 Regional Centers, financial institutions, state banking regulators, and the federal government in emerging credit risk management techniques, developing “best practice” underwriting and due diligence guidelines and oversight procedures, bank mergers and acquisitions, special assets and work-outs, and developing regulatory compliant commercial lending policies, processes and procedures to meet financial crisis concerns and emerging laws and regulations

    Mr. Leibundgut is experienced in complex credit transactions including:
      Asset based, factoring, securitizations, bonds, syndications, healthcare, commercial real estate, P3s, transportation, purchase order, mortgage, public and private offerings, letters of credit, secured and unsecured transactions, equipment leasing, microfinance, aircraft and vessel finance
    Peter Leibundgut has lectured and taught on a variety of topics, including lender liability; cross-border transactions; Sarbanes Oxley/FASB; Equipment Leasing; Factoring; Asset Based Lending; Ship Mortgages and finance; real estate development, special assets and creditors’ rights; commercial loan documentation; and credit risk management in commercial loan portfolios and shared-loss compliance.

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    Gontran de Quillacq
    Securities Consultant / Quantitative Portfolio Manager
    NY / NJ
    USA
    phone: 732-533-9066
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    Gontran de Quillacq has over 20 years of Securities experience specializing in Portfolio Management, Equity Derivatives Trading, Proprietary Trading and Investment Research. He has worked with top-tier banks and hedge funds in both London and New York. Background Experience - An institutional-level proprietary and derivatives trader, Mr. de Quillacq traded derivatives, from vanillas to exotics. As a portfolio manager, he researched and managed multiple investment strategies, notably initiating the distribution of investment strategies with derivatives, an activity now called 'portable alpha' and 'smart beta'. For five years, Mr. de Quillacq then ran due diligence on investments strategies and selected senior investment personnel for some of the world’s most famous and most demanding hedge funds and asset managers. In 2017, he co-founded a quantitative fund deploying the latest machine learning techniques in global long/short equities. Litigation Support - Mr. de Quillacq's investment experience and cross-sectional review of other professionals give him unique experience on what can be done, what should be done, what should not be done, and the grey areas in-between. During a personal case against HSBC, his legal team was so impressed by his wide and thorough knowledge in finance, his capacity to explain complicated ideas in simple terms, and his strong performance on the stand, that they strongly recommended he expand his litigation support services. Mr. de Quillacq's services are available to attorneys representing plaintiff and defendant and include written reports, deposition, arbitration, mediation, and trial testimony as needed. He is an IMS Elite Expert and a member of the Securities Expert Roundtable. Mr. de Quillacq also collaborates on cases with the Barrington Financial Consulting Group. Areas of Expertise:

    • Investments and Trading: Securities and derivatives (stock options, swaps, exotics...), structured products, complex financial instruments, benchmarks manipulation (Libor, FX, indices), liquidity management, statistical arbitrage and algorithmic trading, portfolio construction and risks, management fees, broker dealers, hedge funds
    • Recruitment and Employment: Front-office personnel, portfolio managers, traders, quants, analysts, broker-dealers, compensation, due diligence, U5
    • Supported Practice Areas: Financial fraud & litigation, commodities & securities manipulation, white-collar crime, broker-dealers, hedge funds, investigations, enforcement, whistleblowing, ADR, FINRA arbitrations

    Education / Training:

    • HEC Paris, MBA Finance, 1995
    • US Berkeley, visiting scholar, differential algebra, 1993
    • Ecole Superieure d'Electricite, doctoral degree (DEA), 1993
    • Stanford Research Institute, international fellow, atomic physics, 1992
    • Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon, MS theoretical physics, 1992
    • Ecole d'Application du Train, lieutenant, 1990
    • Lycee Faidherbe, classes preparatoires, 1989
    4/11/2018 · Securities
    It's a no-brainer; the financial industry has changed a lot over the last decades. There are multiple causes. Among the structural factors, one can mention the rise of technology, the decimalization and electronification of exchanges, the introduction of ECNs for equity, the increases in volume and speed of those exchanges. There were also significant regulatory changes (MiFID, Basel, Dodd-Frank...). Derivatives trading has changed a lot too. But what happened to the VIX on February 5th, could be a wake-up call to the industry and generate another wave of deep changes.

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